FDA Gets Tough With Homeopathic Medicines

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. government plans to crack down on unproven homeopathic remedies, particularly those that pose the greatest risk to patients. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed rules on Monday that would step up its enforcement of homeopathic products, which largely have been given a free ride by…

Tougher State Laws Curb Vaccine Refusers

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A Washington state law aimed at discouraging nonmedical childhood vaccine exemptions seems to have worked, a new study finds. The legislation, enacted in 2011, required parents to talk to a doctor before they could get their child exempted from vaccinations for nonmedical reasons. Researchers found that after the…