Explanatory labeling for homeopathic products in Canada

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Good news out of Canada. But will labeling help?

Homeopathic products promoted to parents will need to be clear they are not vaccines or alternatives to vaccines, Health Canada says.

The department announced Friday it is introducing label changes for certain homeopathic products.

Health Canada said it will also no longer allow companies to make specific health claims on homeopathic products for cough, cold, and flu for children 12 and under, unless those claims are supported by scientific evidence.

Source: Nosode homeopathic labels must read ‘not vaccines or alternatives to vaccines:’ Health Canada

Tip: F. Dubois

  3 comments for “Explanatory labeling for homeopathic products in Canada

  1. MisterNeutron
    August 4, 2015 at 2:06 AM

    Health Canada said it will also no longer allow companies to make specific health claims on homeopathic products for cough, cold, and flu for children 12 and under, unless those claims are supported by scientific evidence.

    The real mystery is why they allow companies to make specific health claims for any homeopathic product, regardless of its intended ailment or intended sufferers. Why narrow it down to cough, cold, and flu, or to children? These products have no effect on any disease, in any person.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    August 4, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    “Homeopathic products contain NO active ingredients. There is no known mechanism to support the claims of homeopathic products. No scientific study has ever shown homeopathic products to be effective in treating any illness. This product is a scam and you are a fool if you buy it.

    I will only be happy when they require that exact warning in large letters on every homeopathic product, but Canada is at least doing something.

  3. Mike C.
    August 4, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    It seems that homeopathic products should be labeled as “completely useless, no medicinal effect at all”.

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