Unregulated medication still on shelves nationwide; FDA proposes taking action
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Just before the new year, the FDA came out with a potentially life-saving proposal on "new, risk based enforcement priorities to protect consumers from potentially harmful unproven homeopathic drugs."
The FDA says homeopathic prescription and nonprescription drugs labeled as homeopathic have gone unapproved here in the United States since 1988.
They say there has been an increase in product marketing recently, and some of the products are falsely represented.
The new approach is designed to protect patients from products that contain ingredients associated with potentially significant safety concerns.
If you would like to see the full report in which the FDA details the focus of their approach, click here.