A lawsuit filed in the District Of Columbia by The Center For Inquiry (CFI), alleges that Walmart is “committing wide-scale consumer fraud and endangering the health of its customers through its sale and marketing of homeopathic medicines.”
Forbes Magazine (@Forbes), reported that this current lawsuit against Walmart is similar to a 2018 lawsuit brought against CVS by CFI (a non-profit organization). CFI’s Vice President and General Counsel said
“Walmart sells homeopathics right alongside real medicines, in the same sections in its stores, under the same signs. Searches on its website for cold and flu remedies or teething products for infants yield pages full of homeopathic junk products. It’s an incredible betrayal of customers’ trust and an abuse of Walmart’s titanic retail power.”
A Walmart spokesman responded to the claims saying
“We want to be the most trusted retailer, and we look to our suppliers to provide products that meet all applicable laws, including labeling laws. Our Equate private label homeopathic products are designed to include information directly stating that the claims are not based on accepted medical evidence and have not been evaluated by the FDA. We take allegations like these seriously and will respond as appropriate with the court.”
Homeopathic medicine is a medical system that uses plants, animals or minerals that are administered as oils, creams, tablets or gels as treatment….with the premise that the body can heal itself. Those who practice, believe that natural substances stimulate natural healing.