FDA To Review Safety, Effectiveness Of Unproven Alternative Medicines

March 26, 2015 3:54 PM

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FDA To Review Safety, Effectiveness Of Unproven Alternative Medicines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will hold a two-day meeting next month on regulations for homeopathic medicines, which have long occupied a place on the fringes of U.S. health care. Similar to dietary supplements, homeopathic products are not required to prove they are sa...

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