IAPAM Echoes FDA's Condemnation of Homeopathic hCG 

by Star One Public Relations Thursday, February 10, 2011
The IAPAM concurs with the recent announcement by the FDA, that homeopathic hCG, often sold over the internet in drops, pellets or sprays, is fraudulent and ineffective in a weight loss program. The IAPAM's hCG Training provides physicians with all the resources, information and tools to effectively deliver a physician-supervised hCG Protocol, utilizing pharmaceutical grade hCG.

Las Vegas, NV, February 08, 2011 -- Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) recently commented on a website where, "someone bought some homeopathic hCG on the internet and sent it to a lab for testing. When the results came back, it was discovered that it contained no hCG." Mr. Russell's concerns regarding the fraudulent distribution of so-called homeopathic hCG were echoed by Elizabeth Miller, the FDA's leader for the Internet and health fraud team, who was quoted last week as saying that, "there is no evidence the oral over-the-counter products are effective for weight loss."

"What is even more concerning," comments Russell, "is that people are ordering homeopathic hCG and starting the hCG diet without proper physician supervision. Any physician trained in hCG for weight loss knows that the hCG diet is not for everyone, and patients who engage in a physician-directed hCG Protocol must complete a series of lab tests to ensure they can safely go on an hCG diet program."

The IAPAM is dedicated to educating physicians on all aspects of an hCG Protocol (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training), from diet to maintenance to the most common medical contraindications, so they can safely prescribe hCG to eligible patients. "People need to understand, hCG is not some kind of wonder drug; you just don't take it and the weight magically disappears. You need to follow a very strict diet regimen, followed by a maintenance program. Without following the entire protocol (hCG + diet + maintenance), you will not get the best results out of the program, which are: targeted fat loss, long term weight loss, resetting of metabolism, and resetting to a new “normal” weight," cautions Jeff Russell.

Human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG is only available by a prescription, and it is important for patients and physicians alike to ensure that any doctor administering hCG for weight loss is trained, certified and experienced in providing an hCG protocol (similar to the protocol outlined in Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches).

The FDA's position on homeopathic hCG is clear. “We are aware of HCG products that claim to be homeopathic, but [are] not recognized in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Therefore, these products are not recognized by the FDA as homeopathic drugs, so they are unapproved drugs and are illegal,” Ms. Miller says.

If you are interested in adding Physician-Supervised hCG for Weight Loss to your practice, consider attending an upcoming IAPAM hCG Medical Weight Management seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona. To register, go to http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training or contact the IAPAM at pr1@theiapam.com or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s). Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x708

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