I’m Lindsay Liepman with today’s health news.
Stricter standards could be on the way for alternative or homeopathic drugs. These remedies
are different from other over-the-counter medications because they don’t have to prove
they are effective or even safe before they hit the market. Recently, the US Food and
Drug Administration or FDA held a public hearing on the issue. The FDA said its hearing was
designed to “obtain information and comments from stakeholders about the current use of
human drug and biological products labeled as homeopathic, as well as the Agency’s regulatory
framework for such products.