On April 20th –21st , 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is holding hearings to re-evaluate homeopathy’s status. The FDA has long been dominated by the pharmaceutical industry, and has a history of suppressing alternative therapies that compete with Pharma. Most recently the FDA spent 14 years and $60 million to discredit Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, whose cancer treatment is now accepted practice.1 The FDA is a revolving door staffed by former drug company executives. Those who leave FDA are often hired by that industry2,3. In 2009 President Barack Obama appointed former Monsanto VP and head lobbyist Michael Taylor to Deputy Commissioner of the FDA. So, when the FDA announces it will re-evaluate homeopathy’s status, that statement must be seen in the light of their past history. Will they claim homeopathy doesn’t work, or that it’s dangerous? 4
If you live in the U.S., it is crucial that you contact your congressmen and senators and instruct them to tell the FDA, “Hands off homeopathy!”. Here is a sample letter you can send:
“The FDA is holding hearings on homeopathy April 20th – 21st. They are going to re-evaluate homeopathy’s status. The FDA has long been dominated by the pharmaceutical industry, and has a long history of suppressing alternative treatments. Any decision to restrict availability of homeopathic remedies would negatively impact millions of consumers. Tell the FDA “hands off homeopathy”. I expect you to stand up for freedom of choice in healthcare. “
In this issue:
Interview: Dutch homeopath Ton Jansen is interviewed by Dr. Peter Naydenov. Ton discusses his homeopathic detox therapy (HDT).
Articles : Delny Britton on using animals in homeopathy research, Iman Navab on the phony study from NHMRC, Dr. Edmund Carleton on croup, Sue Smith on end of life treatment, Dr. Jack Wolfson responds to pro-vaccine comments, Drs. Judyth and Robert Ullman on treating alcoholism, Elaine Lewis presents her latest Tidbits column.
Research: Robert Medhurst presents abstracts of important research on homeopathy. Emma del Carmen Macías-Cortés compares homeopathy to Fluoxetine in depression.
Cases: Dr. E. Carleton: epithelioma of the lip, Jayesh Shah et. al.: severe psoriasis, Dr. Neetu Nicholas: autism, Dr. B.S. Suvarna : supportive care in advanced CA, Joan Macdonald: upper respiratory disease, Michelle Pickering: scabies and ringworm, Dr. Shamin Sherwani: ulcerative colitis, Vicky Zora: severe palpitation, Beth Knudtsen: chronic vertigo.
Ask the Holistic Vet: Dr. Deva Khalsa answers readers’ veterinary questions.
Ask the Plant Doctors: Radko Tichavsky, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania answer reader’s questions about crops and houseplants.
There’s more! Remember to see the new Cartoon and Crossword puzzle, Elaine Lewis’s Quiz and the Tips & Secrets column. Get Involved! Send your questions and comments, cases, articles, book reviews and interviews to: [email protected]