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5/20/2019, 10:36 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Walmart sued over homeopathic medicine sales

American nonprofit organization Center for Inquiry (CFI) sued on Monday retail giant Walmart Inc. over its sales of homeopathic drugs, the Fast Company reported. In a lawsuit filed in the District of Columbia, the nonprofit alleges that Walmart is presenting homeopathic products as an adequate alternative to "science and evidence-based medication," a practice which it deemed deceptive.

"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," ​CFI's Vice President and General Counsel Nicholas Little said in a statement.

Homeopathy is a system of alternative medicine which claims that a substance which causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people. CFI is currently engaged in a similar suit against the largest American drug retailer CVS Health Corp., which was filed in June of 2018 and is still ongoing.

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