Dear PAAM Members and Interested Parties,
To those who have sent comments to the FDA, thank you!
We still need many more to send in their comments. The deadline of comments to the FDA has been extended to May 23, 2020. Right now we are at 46,000 comments and the collective goal is to get to 100,000 comments by the deadline. Please help!
The current Revised FDA Draft Guidance, issued 10/2019, is still very problematic and threatens to limit access to many low potency homeopathic and anthroposophic remedies. The FDA also makes clear they have an absolute right to consider any homeopathic product as not approved by the FDA, and to require expensive new drug testing and application to the FDA. This will effectively remove from the market any FDA-targeted remedy. The published research clearly shows that homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines are effective, safe, non-toxic, and with only few and mild adverse effects—unlike many FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs. Anthroposophic medicine has its own independent published evidence on the safety of their unique remedies (see linked article above).
Please consider commenting to the FDA. It is very easy and simple. Americans for Homeopathy Choice (AHC) has a comment template you can use and modify as you see fit. Here is the link to AHC’s webpage: https://homeopathychoice.org/fda-comments-landing/
If you commented to the FDA before, but haven’t since 1/10/2020, you may do so again! The template letter/comment has changed to reflect more detail and to reflect the fact that the comment period has been extended until May 23, 2020. Please comment!
For more detailed information, please see either of both of the following, which both contain direct links for commenting to the FDA:
Where the Process Currently Stands (4 pages)
Counter the Threat to Homeopathy (1 page)
Note: These documents still have the old deadline of March 23, 2020. However, the other information is still relevant and up to date.
Any comments placed now will not only go to the FDA, but also to the White House, your two senators and your representative in the House. By getting to 100,000 comments, we want to show our strength to the FDA and the legislators. We then will be in a better and stronger position to lobby the FDA for better compliance guidance and to lobby the US legislature for better legal protection for homeopathy and our homeopathic anthroposophic remedies.
The homeopathic community and PAAM have a strategic and multi-prong plan to address the FDA’s actions. At the present time we have the FDA’s ear. Officials are listening to us. The more comments we have, the stronger our voice!!
Thank you for reading and commenting!
Ricardo Bartelme, MD