Canada: Doctors Urge Label Change for Nosodes

11th May 2015

TORONTO -- The Canadian Pediatric Society is urging Health Canada to tighten the rules on the labelling of homeopathic nosodes, which are sometimes referred to as "homeopathic vaccines"

Nosodes are taken by people who believe they can prevent illnesses, even though there are no good studies showing that they actually work.

Health Canada currently requires nosodes to be sold with labels stating that the products are not intended to be alternatives to vaccination.

But the pediatric society says the current wording isn't clear enough, especially given the rise of the anti-vaccine movement.

In a policy statement, the society says the labels should state that these products have not been proven to prevent infection and that Health Canada advises children who take nosodes should also receive all routine vaccinations.