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Maryland Licenses Naturopathic Doctors

Naturopathic doctors may now be licensed to practice in Maryland. According to Dr. Emily Telfair, president of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians, "The law will lead to greater access for Marylanders to doctors who emphasize disease prevention, healthy lifestyles, and natural therapies. It will also enable consumers to distinguish between licensed doctors who meet extensive education and training requirements and others who call themselves naturopaths but do not meet the state's rigorous licensing standards." Emily has spoken at our study group meeting in the past.

Press articles about homeopathy from the web

FDA Should Reevaluate Its Current Regulatory Framework for Homeopathic Products
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has recommended that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reconsider the framework it uses to regulate homeopathic medications because it may appear to conflict with the FTC’s advertising substantiation doctrine in ways that could harm consumers and cause confusion for advertisers. In a comment submitted to the FDA, the FTC staff states that the FDA should consider amending or repealing its framework for homeopathic medications. The comment was submitted in response to an FDA request for public comment in connection with an April 2015 FDA hearing on this issue.
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The FDA and Homeopathy: Can the Agency Bring Medicine Out of the 1700s?
You happened to pick a homeopathic product. And although the FDA has jurisdiction over homeopathic products, it has to date essentially given homeopathic drugs a pass, and has not required them to demonstrate they are safe and effective. Why is that? It's a complicated history, but here's a short explanation, along with a primer on the pseudoscience of homeopathy.
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Homeopathic medicine has a place in cancer treatment
I think the writer, of which a person's name is not listed, as well as the quoted "experts" should actually do some homework on homeopathic medicine and then back their comments with actually studies. Such as the study which was published in November 2014, funded by the Tuscany Region, established in 1998 for 15 years, 4,000 patients and concluded "that homeopathy can effectively integrate or, in some cases substitute allopathic medicine and that Tuscan example can be useful to the development of national or European rules on CM utilization."
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Scibabe runs sceptical eye over alternative medicine
Alternative medicine and movements claiming to be scientifically based are having a sceptical eye cast over them by a Californian chemist and blogger known as Scibabe, who has some attention-grabbing ways of debunking myths.
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Natural Healing
When I see patients in my clinics, I often recommend using homeopathic remedies, breathing and exercise to treat the headaches. Of course, if you have any worries about a persistent headache, you should consult with a registered medical professional.
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How To Handle Homeopathy?
So why talk about homeopathy here? Because unlike many other controversial alternatives to modern medicine, homeopathic remedies are still around, courtesy of Congress when it enacted the Food, Drug Cosmetic Act.
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