New publication: Anthroposophic Pharmacy
05 Dec 2016
A new publication aimed at doctors and pharmacists provides the first comprehensive and detailed overview of anthroposophic pharmacy from a scientific perspective.
This complex and comprehensive work brings together information on anthroposophic pharmacy from multiple angles; it includes historical and legal background, the theoretical basis of anthroposophic pharmacy and the scientific and biological thinking behind anthroposophic medicine. It includes a very detailed section on the source materials for anthroposophic medicinal products, how they are composed and the production processes, in particular those specific to anthroposophic pharmacy. It addresses quality and safety issues, including pharmacopoeia topics and legal aspects, and includes a chapter on research, development and effectiveness of these products. It finishes with a brief history and profile of the leading companies and agencies in this field.
This book can act as a bridge between the system of anthroposophic medicine and mainstream pharmacy. Prof Dr Rolf Daniels, Chair of pharmaceutical technology at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, recommends the book to all those involved in the development, composition, production and authorisation of anthroposophic medicinal products, saying it provides information ‘that cannot be found in classical pharmaceutical text books or relevant pharmacopoeia.’
Edited by Ulrich Meyer and Peter Alsted Petersen, it includes contributions from many experts in the field. Currently the publication is available in German only.
Anthroposophisch Pharmazie, Salumed Verlag, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-9289143-14, price €98