How about good news for a change??? Well, we have it!
Thanks to your valiant support and the committed dedication of the members of our Homeopathy Action Team, 25 bicameral and bipartisan members of Congress have sent the FDA a letter in support of homeopathic medicine.
Together with our sponsor, a California Congressman named Ro Khanna, a letter was drafted and circulated among members of Congress so that it could be sent to the FDA. It is not uncommon for letters like this to only get a small handful of 3-4 Congressional co-signers, but AFHC knocked it out of the ballpark. Thanks to the dedicated work of the HAT team as well as those of you who wrote to Congress during our recent campaign, we secured 25 signers onto the letter, and it was beautifully bipartisan with 12 Democrats and 13 Republicans. The signers included one Republican and one Democratic Senator, and we secured bipartisan representation on the Energy and Commerce committee--the very committee that will--sooner or later--approve legislation for us, and bipartisan representation on the Appropriations Committee, the committee that allocates funding to the FDA.
Click the button below to see a copy of this letter on our homepage at HomeopathyChoice.org.
What does this co-sponsored letter say? In short, it covers the following basic points:
- Since the FDA withdrew its previous policy on homeopathic medicine--which outlined clear steps for bringing homeopathic medicines to market--the agency has provided no clear guidance on how manufacturers should comply with the law. This has thrown manufacturers, practitioners, consumers, and, the entire homeopathy community into confusion and uncertainty.
- In order to protect consumers and ensure access to the products that meet homeopathic standards for quality and purity, Congress would like to know how the FDA intends to use and adhere to the legal framework for homeopathy which Congress has established over decades as well as the subsequent policies the FDA, itself, has implemented.
How did we achieve this amazing level of support from Congress? The answer is in three words: Homeopathy Action Team, or HAT for short! Members of our HAT team are grassroots advocates that are trained by us, and they help inform members of Congress and their staff about the FDA's role in the regulation of homeopathic medicines. The best part is that being a member of HAT is completely FREE and after your training is complete, it only takes a few hours a month to participate.
Please sign up for the waiting list to join the HAT at the link below!
HAT enrollment will open up this coming Fall
We are delighted to have this support from Congress, and we are even more grateful for your dedication and support to this movement. We hope you will join the movement to empower homeopathy, and thank you for your love and support!
Hugs and homeopathy,
Paola Brown, President
Americans for Homeopathy Choice
P.S. Some of you may be asking what is happening with homeopathy in the USA. Here is a recap: In 2017 FDA released a policy document-currently still in draft form but already being used for enforcement purposes--that categorizes all homeopathic medicines as "unapproved new drugs" and technically "illegally marketed." This will allow the FDA to remove homeopathic medicines, one at a time, for any reason or no reason at all. The question I ask is this: Which homeopathic medicine are you willing to lose? FDA has already mentioned Belladonna, Nux vomica, and others as concerns.