Homeopathy is fake medicine. It doesn’t treat or cure anything. It’s based on junk science. But retailers and pharmacies will sell it to you anyway.
The Center for Inquiry is doing something about it. We’re suing Walmart, the largest retailer in the United States, for fraud.
If you look for cold and flu remedies in Walmart, you’ll see homeopathic products right next to real, evidence-based treatments.
If you search for cold and flu remedies on Walmart’s website, you’ll see homeopathic products recommended and nested right along with real medicine.
Walmart knows that homeopathy is baseless pseudoscience. They know it doesn’t work. But they’re happy to take your money anyway.
The Center for Inquiry is dedicated to fostering a society based on reason and science, and we think consumers shouldn’t be tricked into buying fake medicine that wastes their money and puts their health at risk.
We can’t do this work alone. We need your support. Donate or become a member today, and stand with us against snake oil peddlers and deceptive pseudoscience.
The Center for Inquiry gratefully acknowledges the Stiefel Freethought Foundation and its ongoing support of this work.
Want to learn more? These links will tell you more about homeopathy and the Center for Inquiry’s efforts to set the record straight on fake medicine:
- Homeopathy explained by Harriet Hall, MD
- Center for Inquiry’s testimony to the FDA on regulating homeopathy: VIDEO and PDF
- CFI’s lawsuit against Walmart (PDF)
- CFI press release announcing the lawsuit
CFI also recently sued CVS for also selling homeopathic products alongside evidence-based treatments: