FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00371

Submission Number:
00371
Commenter:
Whiting
State:
Maine
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I am a consumer of OTC homeopathic remedies due to allergies and extreme sensitivities to regular OTC medicines and herbal supplements. Homeopathic remedies are the only supplements I can use safely and effectively to combat and heal from illnesses and injuries. I choose remedies based on the principals of homeopathy having received training from a homeopathic school. I buy remedies from a few select homeopathic companies I've heard about from my peers. These companies are known because they have been distributing homeopathic remedies for over 100 years. Given the gentle yet powerful assistance homeopathic remedies give to those like me who cannot use regular medicine, I'd ask the topic of letting homeopathy and the sales of homeopathic remedies continue as is. I am one of the many people who cannot use regular medicines and herbs due to how strong regular OTC medicine and herbal supplements are and severe side effects/reactions using such. Homeopathy is getting more popular because more and more people have developed or are born with extreme allergies and sensitivities every year. This has become very common knowlege in the social community and the medical community. I hope the FTC will consider leaving the advertising and sales of homeopathic remedies as is so the ever increasing population of people who need a gentler OTC aide in overcoming illness do not lose affordable access to this valuable resource. Why change something that isn't broken, problematic or harmful in any way? Thank you for considering the value of homepathy to consumers like me who have effectively been able to recover from illness at an affordable cost, in a timely manner and with ease.