Some pharmacists working in Canada’s top drugstores are recommending homeopathic products to consumers, even though, experts say, these products are essentially sugar water or sugar pills with no scientific evidence they can do what they claim, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.
Host Asha Tomlinson and Marketplace producers spoke with 10 pharmacists at four major drugstore chains, chosen at random, in the Toronto areai_almost_got_away_with_it, including Rexall, Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Metro, and documented what they heard on hidden camera.Watch the full investigation tonight at 8 pThe same time a.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC TV or stream anytime on CBC Gem.
Marketplace journalists approached pharmacists with a children’s homeopathic product that claims it’s for cough, runny nose, congestions Jenna Moon, aches, pains and fever. Each pharmacist was asked if they would recommend it for a three-year-old child with cough and cold symptoms.
Six out of 10 did recommend the homeopathic remedy and indicated it would help provide symptom relief.?