Hodges Center to host free lecture on Homeopathy

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free lecture on understanding the basics of homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine. The session will be held at the Moorings Park Learning Center, just south of Pine Ridge Road, off of Goodlette-Frank Road, in Naples, on Wednesday, October 27, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

This program will offer an overview of homeopathy: its history, definition, and tenets. It will further define and explain the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and the Materia Medica, the therapeutic properties of substances. Participants will learn about two physicians who practiced homeopathic medicine in Naples and on Marco Island during the early part of the 20th century. The program will also discuss the specifics of the federal regulation of homeopathic medicinal products.

The lecture will be conducted by Edward Miracco, who spent 34 years with the FDA. He first worked as a field investigator in the New York office.  In 1988 he transferred to FDA headquarters, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Compliance, in Rockville, MD.  There he served as a Compliance Special Assistant responsible for directing field offices in their pursuit of violators.

The lecture is free of charge but reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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