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Health Canada targets homeopathy

Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 11:57 pm PDT

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – New rules from Health Canada are targeting homeopathy.

Homeopathic products can no longer claim to help kids 12 and under without having scientific proof.

Michael Kruse is with the group Bad Science Watch.

He says there is no evidence that homeopathy works and apparently Health Canada agrees.

“They admit that there is no scientific evidence that they are effective and, therefore, we think that it’s appropriate that they prevent homeopathic manufacturers from putting claims of treatment for cough, cold and flu medications.”

But Kruse believes more should be done.

“For children 12 and under, that’s great. That’s what they’re doing right now. We think they shouldn’t be allowed to make any indications without evidence for any product.”