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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
ECHAMP Annual Report 2016 Policy makers should pay close attention to the rapidly evolving field of scientific research in homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. 10 Feb 2017
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in the news Behind the headlines… our regular round up provides a summary of recent news stories on homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, with useful background and links, showing all angles of the debate. 08 Feb 2017
IVAA report: Legal status of anthroposophic medicine Brazil, Germany and Switzerland lead the way in terms of the legal status of anthroposophic medicine. 17 Jan 2017
Pharmeuropa 2016 now online Access for free the latest news related to the work of the European Pharmacopoeia. 17 Jan 2017
New data: homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in Germany Sales of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines in Germany grew by 4% between 2014 and 2015. 12 Jan 2017
HMPWG consultations: Justified stocks and Quality of raw material ECHAMP is compiling comments on two HMPWG consultations - the fifth list of justified stocks and questions and answers on quality, specifically relating to raw materials. 13 Dec 2016
Norway welcomes registered homeopathic medicines Norwegian Medicines Agency outlines simplified requirements for the registration of homeopathic medicinal products, committing to recognise products already registered under the simplified registration scheme in another EEA country. 09 Dec 2016
New publication: Anthroposophic Pharmacy The first comprehensive and detailed scientific overview of anthroposophic pharmacy for doctors, pharmacists and all those involved in the development, composition, production and authorisation of anthroposophic medicinal products. 05 Dec 2016
US: Marketing claims for OTC homeopathic drugs The US Federal Trade Commission has published a new ‘Enforcement policy statement on marketing claims for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs,’ requiring efficacy and safety claims for OTC homeopathic medicines to meet the same standard as other products making similar claims. 24 Nov 2016
Webinar: FDA inspections of homeopathic manufacturing facilities AAHP is organising an educational webinar on what to expect from a US Food and Drug Administration inspection of a homeopathic manufacturing facility. 24 Nov 2016
EU Antibiotic Awareness Day: how can integrative medicine be part of a global solution? The United Nations, WHO and the European Commission all declare antimicrobial resistance one of the biggest threats to global health. Integrative medicine practitioners have a contribution to make in this public health challenge. 17 Nov 2016
Confidence in homeopathic medicines on the rise in France A new survey shows the French expressing growing confidence in homeopathic medicines, with one in five declaring total confidence in these products. 17 Nov 2016
ECHAMP handout: Sales and demand data A new ECHAMP handout provides at-a-glance sales and demand data for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in the EU, giving a picture of this growing industry and demonstrating the demand for these products in at least two thirds of EU markets. Download a copy from our website. 07 Nov 2016
World forum: Regulating homeopathic medicinal products An international forum in Delhi, 23-24 February 2017, will bring together practitioners, regulators and industry to discuss national and global strategies for an appropriate regulatory framework for homeopathic medicinal products. 07 Nov 2016
Parliamentary petition for homeopathy in Austria 30,000 Austrians have signed a parliamentary petition calling for homeopathy to be covered by medical insurance. 26 Oct 2016
Homeopathic medicinal products registered in Greece EOF, the Greek national organisation for medicines, has completed registration of 180 homeopathic medicinal products. 26 Oct 2016
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in the news The public debate on homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine continues. In this, our regular round-up, we provide links to and background on some items of relevance to our sector that have been in the news recently. The overall impression is that the increasing good news about homeopathy and the growing professionalism of the sector are met by ever stronger resistance. 24 Oct 2016
European Pharmacopoeia Training for Homoeopathic Products The European Pharmacopoeia will hold a training for homoeopathic products on 06 December 2016. The online registration is open. 22 Sep 2016
Homeopathy – what’s the evidence? Reliable scientific answers to the most frequently asked questions about homeopathy are now available in five languages from Homeopathy Research Institute. 13 Sep 2016
New European standards for homeopathic doctors A new standard has been approved by the CEN for the requirements of health care provision by medical doctors with additional qualification in homeopathy. 23 Aug 2016
Cutting edge research in homeopathy Registration is now open for the 3rd HRI International Homeopathy Research Conference to take place in Malta, 9-11 June 2017. 23 Aug 2016
News from HMPWG HMPWG has released a number of new documents, including a consolidated list of justified stocks for homeopathic use, new rules of procedure and the report of their most recent meeting in April. 25 Jul 2016
New edition of European Pharmacopoeia The ninth edition of the European Pharmacopoeia is now available. 25 Jul 2016
Use of homeopathy in general paediatrics A new survey shows increased interest and use in natural remedies and homeopathic medicines in children. 19 Jul 2016
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