On January 14, Science-based Pharmacy blog posted this story about a Target brand asthma “remedy” on the shelf.
This is a homeopathic (nothing in it) treatment, not a rescue inhaler. But unless you know about the joke that homeopathy is (and NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE DO), this is a deceptive and irresponsible product to manufacture and sell. The post created substantial interest. A followup was posted 2 days later.
Tuesday’s post on Target’s decision to sell homeopathy for the treatment of asthma stirred a lot of questions towards Target, given their decision to market the a product that has no proven medical benefit.
This product is labelled as a oral asthma spray. But it contains absolutely no medicinal ingredients to treat asthma. It is no more an “asthma” spray than it a remedy to treat diabetes or arthritis.
Target is selling an asthma “treatment” that is chemically indistinguishable from water, and taking advantage of consumers to sell an ineffective product, that if used in place of real medicine, could cause life-threatening harm. Target and its pharmacists have a professional and ethical responsibility to stop selling this product, immediately.
Now, a petition is being circulated and Target is facing heat for this product. The petition is nearly at it’s 1000 signature goal. Add yours.