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In an attempt to halt the sale of homeopathic remedies that may be ineffective or even “potentially harmful,” the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on Monday that it would move toward tougher scrutiny of some products.

“Until relatively recently, homeopathy was a small market for specialized products,” the FDA’s announcement noted. “Over the last decade, the homeopathic drug market has grown exponentially, resulting in a nearly $3 billion industry that exposes more patients to potential risks associated with the proliferation of unproven, untested products and unsubstantiated health claims.”

The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) responded with a statement, noting that it “shares the FDA’s commitment to protecting public health and applauds the Agency’s plan to take quick action against illegal or unsafe homeopathic medicines. In fact, the Association encouraged FDA to do just that in its comments at the regulatory body’s April 2015 workshop on the topic.”...

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