The nonprofit organization Center for Inquiry (CFI) is suing Boiron, one of the biggest manufacturers of homeopathic products. In a lawsuit invoking the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act, CFI argues that Boiron sells scores of materially identical products composed of sugar pills and powders while claiming that the products treat or cure a range of conditions.
Headquartered in Messimy, France, Boiron sells products to treat conditions ranging from flu to insomnia. Based on the concept of “like cures like,” homeopathy uses highly-diluted amounts of substances to bring about a therapeutic effect. Homeopathy is also based on the principle that the more diluted a substance is, the more potent it tends to be.
There are currently no FDA-approved homeopathic products.
CFI alleges that Boiron profits by deceiving consumers. “Boiron knows its products a…