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Australian 'Big Pharma' company selling homeopathic products

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Sly Saint, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Bioglan homeopathic melatonin

    Big pharmaceutical companies, or 'big pharma', are synonymous with big medical production, big money and a big impact on the type of healthcare products we can access. One thing that's rarely expected from big pharma is homeopathic cures, which are more typically found in the domain of alternative therapies.

    However, at least one big pharma company in Australia is selling homeopathic products on a very large scale."

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    Bioglan's Melatonin Homeopathic Sleep Formula is also available in chewable tablet form or spray and both products promise to "relieve mild temporary insomnia".

    On the product's web page, we're told "results depend on how often the homeopathic remedy is taken, not on the quantity used", because in homeopathy, "the amount consumed is not relevant, children are treated in the same way as adults".

    However, directions for the tablet version state, "To aid sleep: Chew 3-5 tablets half an hour before bedtime", while the spray is "rapidly absorbed to start working quickly".

    To be fair to Bioglan, consuming more does support the primary reason for this product's existence - the more tablets people chew, the sooner they'll potentially cough up another $24.50 (RRP).

    Melatonin Homeopathic Sleep Formula is packaged like medication and sold in a pharmacy. But with murky claims that are not supported with evidence, wasting money is the only area where this product is proven to be effective. Not only does Bioglan Melatonin not help you sleep, it's Shonky enough that you might lose sleep worrying about the brazen trickery this company gets away with."

    https://www.choice.com.au/shonky-awards/hall-of-shame/shonkys-2018/bioglan
     
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  2. hixxy

    hixxy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    These Bioglan products have been around for many years.
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2018
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