Homeopathy has been around since the 1700s, but despite having devoted followers, there is no scientific evidence that it works. Soon, packages for homeopathic products might say just that.
On Nov. 15, the Federal Trade Commission released an enforcement policy statementabout labeling for over-the-counter homeopathic products. Homeopathic treatments have increasingly been marketed in drug store and supermarket aisles, alongside Food and Drug Administration-approved over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and Mucinex.
Some homeopathic remedies have disclaimers that say their products aren’t regulated by the FDA. Some don’t have any disclaimers at all. One product even claims that homepathic remedies are regulated just like other medicines, which is not true.