Pharmacists should be prepared to counsel patients on the appropriateness of homeopathic medicine. While she agrees that the data from this report helps meet the interest of the FDA and FTC for information on the use of homeopathy, Dossett adds that additional, more detailed information on homeopathy users and studies of homeopathic products would provide additional helpful information.
Since the initial action of the vital response plus the medicine is to increase the strength of the symptoms, this is our first indication of internal healing taking place, of diseases being cured from within – pushed outwards along the established routes of past and present symptoms.
In March 2014, the distributor Terra-Medica recalled 56 lots (or 1,768 units, according to Terra-Medica president Terry Cotter) of six homeopathic medications distributed by the firm SANUM USA Corp after the FDA found that some might have contained the antibiotic penicillin.
Preparation of Homeopathic Medicines involves the use of minute amounts of substances, which are dissolved, further diluted and succused (mixed) in a manner designed to activate their healing potential, while concomitantly eliminating side effects; which could arise from using the original substances.
The aim of the investigation, however, was not to test the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment alone, but rather provide systematic and detailed information about the current status of homeopathic medical care in routine practice and its effectiveness.