FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00469

Submission Number:
00469
Commenter:
Barbey
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
Homeopathic remedies are an important part of my wellness program. Usually, before I buy a homeopathic remedy, I do my own research on which homeopathic product will best address my condition. Then, I either order online or go to a store to purchase the product. At stores, the general existing labeling is often helpful to provide most common applications for a product. The great thing about the homeopathic products that you find at a store, is that they are "polycrest" remedies, meaning they have a broad application of use. The condition stated on the label if often the most common use. If there is a question, I have found that the staff at the store or the online store are available to help clarify any questions. As with any natural product, most individuals will usually speak with someone more knowledgeable or do research on the product in books or online. The great thing about homeopathic remedies is that they are not toxic and cannot do serious harm. If it is the wrong remedy, you will simply not get the relief you had hoped for. I would like to keep the current labeling system in place as it works so well for me and other consumers of these products. It is easy for me or my family to simply go the the store for a product. And, the stores that sell these products have staff's that are knowledgeable about applications for each product. There are many good gooks for the FTC you learn more about homeopathy and the use of homeopathic products. One such book is "A Homeopathic Handbook of Natural Remedies," by Laura Josephson.