A company promoting homeopathy for babies and toddlers, against all scientific evidence, is under investigation by Australian drug regulators.
The Little Book of Natural Medicines for Children is promoted by Brauer, one of Australia’s largest homeopathy companies, on its website.
“Symptoms such as cough and cold, pain and fever, stomach aches and more can naturally be relieved and soothed with our products,” the ebook claims.
The book also cites “15 gentle, natural, safe and effective medicines that use homeopathic ingredients to quickly restore your child’s health” and persuades parents not to “expose [their] child to unnecessary medicines or harsh chemicals”.
Ken Harvey, a professor of public health and drugs policy expert, told The Guardian that “statements [in the book] are deceptive, misleading and in breach of a number of sections of areas of consumer law”.
Homeopathy is based on the theory that disease symptoms can be treated by ingesting minute doses of substances that cause those symptoms. This has been repeatedly debunked by scientists.
Last year, a leading scientist declared homeopathy a “therapeutic dead-end” after a systematic review concluded the controversial treatment was no more effective than placebo drugs.
Sep 25, 2017 0
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