The FDA is taking another step forward in its plans to eliminate homeopathic medicines from the market. Action Alert!
The FDA submitted its terrible draft guidance that threatens consumer access to homeopathic medicines to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a clear sign that the agency intends to make its policy final. We’re running out of time to stop the FDA from eliminating thousands of homeopathic medicines—we have to step up the pressure!
The wheels of government bureaucracy are notorious for moving incredibly slowly—except, apparently, when eliminating natural medicines is on the docket.
The OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) reviews significant regulations to ensure that there has been an appropriate consideration of costs and benefits and that the agency issuing the rule has made a “reasoned determination that the benefits justify the costs.” Unsurprisingly, OIRA concluded on November 28th, just eleven days after receiving the guidance from the FDA, that no changes are needed to the guidance—meaning the FDA can move forward with issuing a final version.