Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Not shown to actually be safe.

The FDA exists to insure that our medicines are safe and effective, but not (for some inexplicable reason) if they are classified as "alternative" medicines such as homeopathic remedies. Now the FDA is raising a warning flag concerning Zicam cold remedies, as the product can apparently permanently destroy a user's sense of smell.

Lest we forget, "alternative medicine" does not only mean "not shown to actually work." It also means "not shown to actually be safe."

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