"It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense." --
|Volume 5 Issue 11
In This Issue
Homeopathy - The Ultimate Fake
by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Homeopathic "remedies" enjoy a unique status in the health marketplace: They
are the only category of quack products legally marketable as drugs. This situation is the
result of two circumstances. First, the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which
was shepherded through Congress by a homeopathic physician who was a senator, recognizes
as drugs all substances included in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.
Second, the FDA has not held homeopathic products to the same standards as other drugs.More