Sales of those alternative remedies are skyrocketing. Consumers Reports asks: But should you try them?

Head to the drugstore to pick up medication for allergies, insomnia, or migraines, and you might see homeopathic remedies sitting right next to the conventional over-the-counter options. But there are important differences between the two. OTC drugs contain active ingredients that the Food and Drug Administration has reviewed for safety and effectiveness. Homeopathics are sold without those assurances.