Homeopathy ‘treatments’ may have labels to warn they do not work

Homeopathic ‘medicines’, including those used by some people with MS, could soon bear labels saying that they may not work – by order of the US government. Homeopathic remedies are regulated as drugs under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA). Under current Agency policy, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not evaluate the remedies for safety or … Continue reading Homeopathy ‘treatments’ may have labels to warn they do not work

Drug ´breakthrough´ for primary progressive MS

Everyone living with primary progressive multiple sclerosis should be excited by the fact a drug being developed for treatment of that particular type of MS has been given ´breakthrough´ designation by the USA´s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The special status means that the drug, called ocrelizumab, could be approved more quickly following positive phase … Continue reading Drug ´breakthrough´ for primary progressive MS

If GM creatures are ‘safe’, why worry about ‘negligible risk’ of escape?

Two stories in the news are currently giving me a few concerns. At first glance, they may appear unconnected but they are linked by the facts that they involve genetically modified creatures and that one has already been approved while a field test of the other is being supported by a parliamentary scientific committee. Now, … Continue reading If GM creatures are ‘safe’, why worry about ‘negligible risk’ of escape?