FDA slams homeopaths for uncontrolled snake venom, germs in kids’ products | Ars Technica


In an ongoing crackdown on dubious homeopathic products, the US Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters on Monday to four homeopathic companies the agency said committed violations that put consumers at risk, including lacking quality controls for products containing snake venom as well as skipping safety testing for products intended for children.

Source: FDA slams homeopaths for uncontrolled snake venom, germs in kids’ products | Ars Technica

Judge Agrees: Perfectly Fine For Google To Deny Ad Placement For ‘Honey Cures Cancer’ Claims | Techdirt

Abid, who goes by the first name “Shaq” on LinkedIn, claims to have developed “a divine cure for cancer” consisting of “only honey herb and spice.” Google, he insists, will not allow him to advertise the product through AdWords.He is seeking $10 billion for what he believes is a violation of his First Amendment speech and religious rights, for loss of business, and for pain and suffering. Also, he wants the opportunity to advertise on Google when people search for cancer cures.

Source: Judge Agrees: Perfectly Fine For Google To Deny Ad Placement For ‘Honey Cures Cancer’ Claims | Techdirt

Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog | Ars Technica


Homeopath: it treated “slightly rabid dog state.” Critic: That’s “patently absurd.”

Source: Homeopath “treated” 4-yr-old boy’s behavior problems with saliva from rabid dog | Ars Technica

CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” poisons baby with high levels of lead | Ars Technica UK


Beads tested positive for lead after baby found to have 8X worrying levels in blood.

Source: CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” poisons baby with high levels of lead | Ars Technica UK