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HMPWG: guidance on microbial limits New HMPWG guidance on microbial limits in the different stages of manufacture of homeopathic medicinal products allows for some small steps towards harmonisation. 20 Oct 2017
MEPs discuss complementary and alternative therapies MEPs Mr Alojz Peterle and Ms Soledad Cabezon Ruiz co-chaired a workshop on 16 October for the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee to discuss ‘Complementary and alternative therapies for patients today and tomorrow’. 17 Oct 2017
The main questions about homeopathy – answers now in Portuguese and Russian too Homeopathy Research Institute has strengthened its offering by now making available the answers to the most commonly asked questions about homeopathy in Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well as English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 11 Oct 2017
Homeopathy: new information sources for patients in Europe A new website is a hub for a dynamic social media presence with information on homeopathy in six languages for patients in Europe. 10 Oct 2017
New database portal for complementary medicine A new database portal for complementary medicine, naturopathy and homeopathy from Carstens Foundation gives free access to the largest data collection in this field in Europe, providing a complete record of scientific literature, registered studies, experiments and case histories. 06 Oct 2017
‘Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy’ - conference microsite Visit a new microsite from Homeopathy Research Institute for resources of the 3rd International Research Conference, that took place in Malta in June 2017. The next conference will take place in London in early-mid June 2019. 06 Oct 2017
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine Discussion in the media about homeopathy has been widespread and varied in recent months; in most cases strong attacks on homeopathy appear to base themselves on unreliable reports and studies supporting a critical view on homeopathy, rather than investigating in a scientific way the emerging and most up-to-date scientific debate around this topic. 05 Oct 2017
New review: Benefits and risks of subcutaneous injections A narrative literature review by Eric Baars, newly published in European Journal of Integrative Medicine, explores the benefit/risk balance of using subcutaneous injections. 19 Sep 2017
Health made in Germany: Directory on herbal, homeopathic & anthroposophic medicines In a new export initiative for the German healthcare industry, a new directory profiles German companies specialising in herbal, homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines. 07 Sep 2017
EMA consultation on non-clinical documentation for licensing of herbal medicines EMA published the revised guideline for non-clinical documentation in applications for marketing authorisation or registration of well-established and traditional herbal medicinal products. 05 Sep 2017
HMPWG consultation: First safe dilutions An HMPWG consultation has now opened on the third list of First Safe Dilutions: send your comments to ECHAMP by 12 September. 26 Jul 2017
New from HMPWG: List of justified stocks The fifth list of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified is now available on the HMPWG website. 26 Jul 2017
Australian campaign: Your Health, Your Choice A new campaign has launched in Australia, calling for a Senate Inquiry to investigate National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)’s 2015 Homeopathy Review. 25 Jul 2017
Fourth edition online: Anthroposophic Pharmaceutical Codex The fourth edition of the APC gives an up-to-date overview of substances and methods used in the manufacture of anthroposophic medicinal products and of the related quality parameters. 13 Jul 2017
EU action plan against antimicrobial resistance Commission emphasises the need for efforts towards alternative therapeutic approaches in the treatment or prevention of bacterial infections. 12 Jul 2017
Consultation: Excise duty on homeopathic medicinal products? ECHAMP submits comments to Commission on the impact on homeopathic medicinal products of EU rules on the structures of excise duty applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages. 12 Jul 2017
Conference report: strategies for the regulation of homeopathic medicinal products The report of the World Integrated Medicine Forum on national and global strategies for the regulation of homoeopathic medicinal products is now available. 19 Jun 2017
Complementary medicine in Switzerland now a mandatory health insurance service From 1 August, specific medical services using complementary medicine in Switzerland, including classical homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, will be covered by mandatory health insurance (basic insurance). 19 Jun 2017
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in the news Here is the latest version of our regular round up of recent stories in the news in Europe and from around the world about homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. 06 Jun 2017
Use of homeopathy worldwide A new study confirms that each year a significant percentage of the general population uses homeopathy, including visits to homeopaths and purchase of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines. 30 May 2017
Seminar: Scientific studies on homeopathy A one day scientific seminar in San Sebastian in Spain on 17 June aims at informing the medical community about scientific studies on homeopathy. 30 May 2017
ECHAMP Membership Assembly 2017 CEOs attend workshop on the future of our sector and Laboratoires Gilbert joins ECHAMP as a new full member. 03 May 2017
HMPWG Report on the regulatory status of homeopathic medicinal products A new report from HMPWG gives comprehensive regulatory information for our sector. 18 Apr 2017
New film reveals scientists and the public have been misled over homeopathy A new documentary about homeopathy presents evidence that the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) misled the public in a 2015 report on the effectiveness of homeopathy. 07 Apr 2017
Availability of mercury for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products New EU legislation may have an impact on the availability of mercury for use in homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. 30 Mar 2017
EP report calls for improved access to medicines A new European Parliament report on access to medicines acknowledges the importance of allowing patients access to complementary and alternative therapies and medicines. 30 Mar 2017
Public consultation on the revised guidelines on excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the revised guidelines on excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use (NtA Vol 2C). Please send any comments to ECHAMP office by 16 April. 21 Mar 2017
HMPWG consultations ECHAMP is collating feedback on the second list of First Safe Dilutions for the HMPWG. ECHAMP’s comments on two further consultations – the Questions and Answers on Quality, and the Fifth list of justified stocks – are now available on the ECHAMP website. 08 Mar 2017
HMPWG minutes The minutes of the HMPWG meeting 10-11 November 2016 acknowledge ECHAMP’s communication on the need for transparency and the quality of the newly translated answers to frequently asked questions from Homeopathy Research Institute. 08 Mar 2017
Webinar: ICH guideline on elemental impurities Register now to attend the EDQM webinar on the ICH guideline on elemental impurities on 16 May. 22 Feb 2017
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