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Please stop selling homeopathic remedies as medications

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Major retail pharmacies in Canada including Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart and their partners sell a variety of homeopathic and other "quack" products that have no proven efficacy. These remedies are usually shelved close to other medications that have been shown to be beneficial via thorough scientific studies and trials. Moreover these pharmacies have built deserved reputations, upon the backs of which homeopathic potions are riding. This could clearly lead to confusion and even endanger buyers by diverting them from products that might actually help them. 

Ideally, these ineffectual products should not be sold at all in 2015.  But if they are, they should be clearly labelled as non-medicinal faith products that are not to be used as a substitute for actual medicinal products.

Ironically, on April 1st, 2015, Ontario will proclaim the Homeopathy Act of 2007 adding a level of legitimacy to homeopathic practices in the province.  Moreover, Health Canada continues to grant licences to nosodes and other homeopathic remedies. Our pharmacies can and should refuse to profit from products that not only have zero basis in science, but may also indirectly harm their buyers by delaying administration of effective medicines.



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