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Old 19 November 2016, 04:18 AM
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Spit Take Homeopathic Products Now Have To Admit They Donít Work

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released a policy statement explaining that from now on, all over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs will have to come with a label clearly stating that they do not work.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and...mit-dont-work/
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Old 19 November 2016, 07:54 AM
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About time.
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Old 19 November 2016, 10:10 PM
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If this is just a policy of a group that's part of the executive branch, not a piece of legislation, couldn't it easily be undone if the department changes its mind? I'm curious because in a few months we're going to have a whole new executive branch that will be reversing a lot of current positions.
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Don't think it will matter. A disclaimer like that won't deter most of the people who think homeopathy is the way to go. Distrust of science and the government seem to be de riguer.
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Old 20 November 2016, 09:33 PM
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Not necessarily the government per se, but they assume it's a tool of "big Pharma" and a medical industry that discourages alternative medicine not because it doesn't work, but because they don't make money off of it. Which is at least an understandable motivation, unlike the reasons put forth for climate change denial.
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Old 20 November 2016, 09:56 PM
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Of course, they completely ignore that "Big Pharma" actually is producing quite a bit of the "alternative" medicines available in the US because they can make quite a bit of money off it.

And also that the ones that aren't being made by "Big Pharma" are still being made for profit.
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