Homeopathy in USA now Billion Dollar Industry - FTC to Crack Down

The Federal Trade Commission will examine how homeopathic "remedies" are marketed, as they have now become a multi-billion dollar business in the US, threatening Pharma profits. 
(Ed note:  Why are they a multi-billion dollar industry?  Answer:  Because they work!  People wouldn't spend their hard earned money and go back to buy more if they didn't).

It's now a billion-dollar industry marketing directly to consumers.

14th September 2015

In the US, the Food and Drug Administration has detailed requirements for the marketing of homeopathic materials. But just this year, that agency took comments on whether it should revisit its current regulatory scheme. Now, another regulatory agency is taking a look at whether it's being too lenient on homeopaths.

Next Monday, the Federal Trade Commission will examine how homeopathic "remedies" are marketed. (We'll use "remedies" to refer to the materials at issue here; this should not be taken to imply they can effectively remedy anything.) The hearings, which will be open to the public, are motivated by the changing homeopathy market. Rather than being made by individual practitioners, homeopathic remedies are now mass-produced and have become a multibillion-dollar business in the US.

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Homeopathy Conference Descends into Chaos after 29 Delegates 'took LSD-like Drug and Suffered Violent Convulsions'

This is being covered by mainstream news and has even reached the US and Australia.

Mystery surrounds hallucinatory chaos at German homeopathy conference

10 September 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/homeopathy-conference-in-germany-goes-awry-as-delegates-take-lsd-like-drug

German homoeopathy conference ends in mass psychedelic overdose

9th September 2015

Malicious Prank?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/chaos-homeopathy-convention-after-29-6407241

Homeopathy conference descends into chaos after 29 delegates 'took LSD-like drug and suffered violent convulsions'

9th Sehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3227578/Homeopathy-conference-descends-chaos-29-delegates-took-LSD-like-drug-suffered-violent-convulsions.htmlptember 2015

 

Psychedelic drug emergency at seminar near Hamburg

German police have begun a criminal probe after 29 visitors at a private seminar center near Hamburg became intoxicated with a banned psychedelic drug. They were rushed to hospital, barely able to speak.

http://www.dw.com/en/psychedelic-drug-emergency-at-seminar-near-hamburg/a-18696121

 

Homeopaths Gone Wild: 29 Hospitalized After Overdosing On Hallucinogenic Drugs At German Conference

8th September 3025

29 Holistic Doctors/ND’s Poisoned, Some suffering “life threatening conditions” at Conference (Criminal investigation Underway)

7th Septemer 2015

http://www.healthnutnews.com/us-news-some-30-holistic-practitioners-suffer-amphetamine-poisoning-at-conference-say-they-knowingly-took-nothing/

 
 

Homeopathy Needs Active Promotion from Indian Govt: Interview Dr. Banerjee

(Lovely interview!)

1st September 2015
 
Dr Banerjee:  My doctors and I handle very high number of cancer patients on a regular basis. The clinic has developed a reputation of curing untreatable cancers and helping patients who have been declared terminal or those that are non-refractory to chemotherapy or radiation therapy.  Patients, who are ineligible for chemotherapy, also show remarkable response to treatment at our clinic using the Advanced Homeopathy protocols.

Biplob: Tell us something about your humanitarian gesture i.e. to provide free consultations to everyone who comes for treatment during the free clinic hours on daily basis.

Dr Banerjee: I have been giving consultations without charging any fee every day that I have worked for the last 38 years. The charitable hours at the clinic start from 4:30 pm and we often work till 11 pm and later. From small beginnings, today my clinic sees over 700 patients for free every day. We have served over five million prescriptions without any consultation charge. This is made possible by the hard work of the doctors that work alongside me and members of the staff.

We have streamlined the process of consultation and prescription. By using the evidence based Advanced Homeopathy protocols, my doctors and I have been able to write out prescription with confidence. Thus, the hundreds of patients who wait for hours outside my clinic every day are able to be receive care. Even so, several hundred patients have to be turned away since we are just not able to see all the patients that want to be treated every single day. The clinic sees far more patients every day than some of the busiest hospitals in the country.
 

Edinburgh Grandmother Loses Bid to Force NHS to Fund Homeopathy at NHS Lothian

28th August 2015

A GRANDMOTHER has lost her legal battle to force a health board to provide alternative medicines on the NHS.

Honor Watt, 73, sued Lothian Health Board at the Court of Session in Edinburgh after the authority stopped providing homeopathic treatments to ­patients.

The board decided in June 2013 that the money spent on holistic alternatives would be better spent on conventional medicines. A number of medics believe there is no proof that homeopathy, a form of holistic medicine used by more than 200 million people worldwide, can successfully treat conditions.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/edinburgh-grandmother-loses-bid-to-force-nhs-to-fund-homeopathy-1-3872128

 

More

http://news.stv.tv/east-central/1327620-honor-watt-loses-legal-bid-to-force-lothian-health-board-to-do-homeopathy/

http://www.britishhomeopathic.org/bha-blog/lothian-ruling-statement/

Woman fails in legal challenge over health board's 'unlawful' withdrawal of homeopathic services

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Homeopathy Requested by Staff at Toronto University

27th August 2015
 
Alternative treatments in healthcare plan is latest in a series of homeopathy-related controversies

A spokeswoman for Toronto said that adding homeopathy to staff benefits was “negotiated with several unions. It’s something our employees have requested and, as always, we do our best to be responsive to employees’ wishes.”

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Homeopathy & Beauty Magazine

August 2015

India’s first ever awaited ‘‘Homeopathy and Beauty Magazine’’ launched on 09 April 15 by Shri Bharatbhai K. Shah Chairman of Suyog Development Corporation and Pune renowned Social Icon in Jain Community with presence of Dr. Manoj Shah Editor In Chief and Dr. Deepa shah the editor of H&B magazine. Homeopathy and beauty magazine is Published by DR SHAH'S MEDIA HOUSE. Periodically every month H&B Magazine will get release. Our authorized news stand distributor is NEWS MAG distributors. Rs 50/- is the only cost of this magazine. You can also take the annual subscription of the magazine. Plan of Dr Shah's to make HOMEOPATHY AND BEAUTY magazine a PAN INDIA presence at the earliest.

http://www.magzter.com/IN/DR-SHAH'S-MEDIA-HOUSE/HOMEOPATHY-&-BEAUTY/Health/115511

 

India Plans Hospitals with Homeopathy Care Facilities

August 26, 2015

Andhra Pradesh's Department of AYUSH plans to open hospitals with alternative medical care facilities and wellness centres in different parts of the State.

A vision plan of the Department was discussed at the first meeting of National AYUSH Mission Governing Body, chaired by Chief Secretary I Y R Krishna Rao here today, an official release said.

Creation of 30 bedded hospitals in every Revenue Division, preferably in an integrated manner -- Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Homeopathy along with Yoga centres nearby the dispensaries - as well as 50 bedded hospitals in every district headquarters are part of this plan.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/ap-plans-hospitals-with-alternative-medical-care-facilities-115082600567_1.html