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This picture taken on May 20, 2016 shows tubes of homeopathic granules at Boiron laboratory in Brest, western of France.
On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new proposal to enforce regulations on homeopathic remedies that are at high risk of causing harm in patients.
The proposal brings a shift to what were previously seen as lax laws for the controversial form of medicine. Homeopathy, which is based on the idea that an intensely diluted form of a substance can help treat the disease that substance causes, has been generally free from FDA crack downs in the past largely due to the fact that no active harmful ingredients make it into the final dilution.
But lack of guidance has led to a number of problems in manufacturing standards, including companies that have marketed products as homeopathic drugs despite containing other harmful