Does Etsy allow drugs to be sold on the site?
Here is the FDA’s definition of a drug (emphasis added): “The FD&C Act defines drugs, in part, by their intended use, as “articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease” and “articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals” [FD&C Act, sec. 201(g)(1)].”
“How is a product’s intended use established? …Claims stated on the product labeling, in advertising, on the Internet, or in other promotional materials…”
“…if the product is intended for a therapeutic use, such as relieving muscle pain, it’s a drug.”
From a few teething necklace listings (in part):
“…worn close to skin for natural pain relief.”
“…Succinic acid is a natural pain reliever and anti inflammatory. It will stimulate the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothe red inflamed cheeks…”
“…effective on babies and small children because it simultaneously eases their pain while also having a strong soothing effect on their nervous system…”
And from a few botanical/cosmetic listings:
“…herbal pain reliever…Contains anti-inflammatory and pain relieving plant extracts that helps your body fight inflammation, increase circulation, and numb the pain receptors near the painful area.”
“…pain relieving oil…helps reduce pressure, tension and swelling…”
“…pain relief cream…”
I don’t know if these products cross the line into drug territory… but seems like a very slippery slope.