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Marketplace’s “Drugstore remedies: Licence to Deceive”

Janice asks, rhetorically: “So how can a fake, unproven product get a very real government licence to make powerful claims? Well just watch Marketplace’s episode on drugstore remedies where they were able to get a non existent product approved by Health Canada. Marketplace did an excellent job on this. Well worth your time.”

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Canada: Doctors concerned about ineffective homeopathic vaccines

Ineffective homeopathic alternatives to vaccines should be taken off the market because they are a dangerous distraction, public health officials urge as infectious diseases such as measles make a comeback.

Some naturopaths, homeopaths and chiropractors sell homeopathic nosodes described as a diluted remedy of bacteria or virus. They are most often given orally, but can be injected as well.

Health Canada says the packages need to be labelled with a warning: “This product is not intended to be an alternative to vaccination.”

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