Regulating Homeopathic Products - A Century of Dilute Interest

N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 21;374(3):201-3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1513393.


In 2015, U.S. government agencies began considering greater regulation of both homeopathic drugs and the advertising of such products. These actions came after more than a century of missed opportunities to regulate homeopathic medicines.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Government Regulation / history
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Homeopathy / history*
  • Legislation, Drug / history*
  • Materia Medica / history*
  • Materia Medica / standards
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration / history


  • Materia Medica