OTC Homeopathy Group Revises Label Disclaimers In Light Of FTC Scrutiny
American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists says its new recommended disclaimer for product labels – saying claims are not based on accepted medical evidence – is supported by research showing the language is clear to consumers.
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American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists says Borneman "contributed to monumental changes in the development of homeopathic drugs and their regulation" and "represented and defended homeopathy against uninformed regulation and vanity medical products masquerading as homeopathic."
Products with routes of administration other than oral and topical or intended to be used for the prevention or treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases and conditions will be among those prioritized for enforcement and "regulatory actions," draft guidance notes.