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Posted September 1, 2018

Homeopathic Remedies Contaminated With Bacteria

On August 29, 2018, Hellolife, Inc., issued a recall of four of its homeopathic products, Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev, and Compulsin, because they were found to contain or potentially contain microbial contaminants such as Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Burkholderia cepacian.

Consuming products containing these contaminants could potentially result in increased infections that may require medical intervention and could result in infections that could be life threatening to certain individuals.

Recalled Hellolife products can be identified by the following:
  • Neuroveen (2 oz. amber bottle), UPC: 891129002804, Lot: NV/030717D, Expiration date: 07/19

  • Respitrol (2 oz. amber bottle), UPC: 891129002729, Lot: RE/030717E, Expiration date: 07/19

  • Thyroveev (2 oz. amber bottle), UPC: 349726000063, Lot: TVV/030717F, Expiration date: 07/19

  • Compulsin (2 oz. amber bottle), UPC: 891129002194, Lot: CO/030717B, Expiration date: 07/19

Hellolife is notifying its distributors and customers by email, phone call, and letter and is arranging for return and/or replacement of all recalled products.

Homeopathy has been in use since the 1700s and is based on the philosophy that diluted substances have the ability to stimulate the body to heal itself. For example, the homeopathic "Law of Similars" states that a substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person has the power to cure a sick person manifesting those same symptoms -- although usually the substance is given in minute quantities. 

However, in 2017 the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) concluded there was a lack of evidence that homeopathic products are effective, and raised concerns about quality control. In 2015 in the U.S. the FTC released a statement, which read, in part, "for the majority of over-the-counter homeopathic drugs the case for efficacy is based solely on traditional homeopathic theories and there are no valid studies using current scientific methods showing the product's efficacy." 

See related Warnings:

King Bio Homeopathic Product Recall Expanded

Thirty-Two Children's Homeopathic Products Recalled

Contaminated Homeopathic Products Recalled

Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets and Nighttime Teething Tablets Recalled

FTC Announces New Enforcement Policy on Homeopathic Drug Claims

Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray & More Recalled

To read the complete recall notice, use the link below.