Homeopathic Drugs

The next issue of The Medical Letter (1485; January 4, 2016) includes an article on ColciGel, a homeopathic drug currently being marketed to the public for the treatment of gout. We generally do not review homeopathic drugs, but since the FDA requires a prescription for homeopathic drugs sold for treatment of “conditions not amenable to over-the-counter use,” such as gout, we decided to review this one.

In 1999, The Medical Letter published a review of homeopathic products in general. Since nothing in more recent literature contradicts or adds substantially to what we wrote then, I thought it would be appropriate to make it available here, and so we have.

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