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Congress: Integrative health and medicine 600 health professionals from over 40 countries have adopted a declaration calling for more rapid integration of complementary and traditional medicine into healthcare services. 19 Jul 2016
Article: Should anthroposophic medicinal products be regulated in Europe? A new research article in the European Journal of Health Law argues that the 95-year European tradition and good safety profile of anthroposophic products justify giving them an easier access to market. 16 Jun 2016
WissHom publication: The current status of research into homeopathy A new German publication confirms the therapeutic effect of homeopathic treatment and the specific effect of potentised medicines. 14 Jun 2016
16% of Italians use homeopathy once a year 80% of Italians know of homeopathy and 20% of these use it at least once a year, according to new data from Omeoimprese. In-market sales for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines in Italy are now worth over €300 million. 14 Jun 2016
HMPWG consultations: First Safe Dilutions and Microbial Limits Newly released public consultations from HMPWG address the topics of first safe dilutions and microbial limits. Please send your comments to ECHAMP by 5 August. 06 Jun 2016
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in the news This is the second in our regular round-ups of recent news items on homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine. We provide links and background to some of the recent news stories of relevance to the public debate about our sector. 02 Jun 2016
Homeopathic medicinal products from biological origin HMPWG has updated its safety guidance on homeopathic medicinal products from biological origin, outlining the requirements to be fulfilled by these medicinal products in the registration procedure. 19 May 2016
Ultra high dilution – the state of research The October 2015 issue of ‘Homeopathy’ is dedicated to a special review of the status quo of research into ultra high dilutions, showing how researchers around the world are investigating the mechanism of action of homeopathic medicines. 19 May 2016
ECHAMP expert workshop: Homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in society Sector scientists and other experts joined ECHAMP members and interested Swedish stakeholders in Stockholm for a lively discussion on the current and future scientific and political context for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. 11 May 2016
ECHAMP Membership Assembly 2016 ECHAMP welcomes DGC Nordic as a new full member; its next Membership Assembly will be held in Berlin in April 2017, chaired by Mathias Hevert, Board member of ECHAMP and Managing Director of Hevert Arzneimittel. 11 May 2016
Secure reimbursement status for homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in Switzerland The Swiss government is proposing to ensure that treatment costs for homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine will continue to be reimbursed by compulsory health insurance on a par with other medical disciplines. 31 Mar 2016
US survey on use of homeopathy A new survey finds that 2.1% of US adults have used homeopathy within the past 12 months. 24 Feb 2016
Save the date: 3rd HRI International Homeopathy Research conference Homeopathy Research Institute are organising the next International Homeopathy Research Conference in Malta on 9-11 June, 2017. 24 Feb 2016
Annual report 2015 – a unique and complex industry ECHAMP’s annual report for 2015 is now available to download from our website. Gesine Klein and Christiaan Mol, ECHAMP’s President and General Secretary, appeal to friends, supporters, stakeholders, politicians and policy makers for their support for ECHAMP’s work towards a healthy regulatory governance for this industry sector that takes its specific characteristics into due account. 19 Feb 2016
Public opinion on homeopathy in the UK New research shows that 80% of the British population are aware of homeopathy, and 79% open to it. A lack of information and understanding are the highest barriers to use. 19 Feb 2016
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine in the news Positive new developments on homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine often get little media coverage, while attacks on the sector are commonplace, although not always founded on fact. In a brief round-up of relevant news items, we provide useful links and background to some of the recent news stories of relevance to the debate about our sector – both positive and negative. 17 Feb 2016
Taxation of ethanol used in the production of medicinal products A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice confirms that there is no obligation to pay tax on ethanol used for cleaning purposes during the production of medicinal products. This ruling has additional implications for the manufacturers of homeopathic medicinal products. 12 Feb 2016
Parliamentary Written Questions: focusing the attention of the Commission on homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in 2015 ECHAMP provides a round-up of Parliamentary Written Questions in 2015 on this and related topics, and summarises the Commission’s answers. 12 Feb 2016
Homeopathic medicinal products exempt from safety features: significant saving for the sector Homeopathic medicinal products are exempt from the inclusion of safety features now required under new EU legislation on the packaging of many other medicinal products, saving the sector up to €1.4m in investment. 10 Feb 2016
HMPWG meeting report November 2015 The Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMPWG) has published a report on its meeting in November. 05 Feb 2016
New faces at DG SANTE Changes at the Directorate General for Health at the European Commission mean some new faces in units relevant to homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. 05 Feb 2016
New HMPWG consultation: List of justified homeopathic stocks ECHAMP is compiling feedback on two new documents concerning the lists of justified homeopathic stocks, released for consultation by the HMPWG. 17 Dec 2015
EU market for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines grows by over 6% a year The market for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in the EU is growing by 6.5% a year. It is now valued at €1.24 billion per year which represents 7% of the total EU market for non-prescription products. ECHAMP’s new report, ‘Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products in the EU – Profile of an industry 2015,’ provides a comprehensive review of the sector and, for the first time, profiling in detail this unique industry. 16 Dec 2015
New website New ECHAMP website: now accessible on mobile and on tablet. 07 Dec 2015
Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: conference presentations available Speaker presentations from HRI’s conference in Rome are now available online. 05 Nov 2015
New research detects the presence of homeopathic potencies An experimental protocol for investigating the nature of homeopathic medicines has been able to detect the presence of homeopathic potencies. 05 Nov 2015
Individually prescribed homeopathic medicines have beneficial effect beyond placebo New research shows that homeopathic medicines, when prescribed during individualised treatment, are up to twice as likely to have a beneficial effect than placebo. 05 Nov 2015
Homeopathy at home: The development of self-medication Self-medication plays a significant role in the widespread use of homeopathy. A new article tracks its history in Germany, showing how the use of these medicines at home has convinced millions of users, keeping homeopathy alive. 09 Oct 2015
Jury clears Hyland’s of false advertising A US jury has found that a manufacturer of homeopathic products was not in breach of legislation on false advertising. 09 Oct 2015
Homeopathy may help reduce the use of antibiotics in URTIs Two recent trials further demonstrate the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment in acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), and therefore its potential for reducing antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance. 11 Sep 2015
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