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New Director General at DG Sante Xavier Prats Monné starts as new Director General of Health and Food Safety. 11 Sep 2015
The guidance environment: updates from HMPWG Newly published documents give a welcome update on the work of the Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group of the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMPWG), including the minutes of its most recent meeting, and important feedback on its work on the justification of homeopathic use and on first safe dilutions. 03 Sep 2015
MEPs call for improved availability of CAM medicinal products MEPs of the CAM Interest Group have written to the European Health Commissioner urging him to issue a Communication addressing the availability of herbal, homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in the EU. 19 Aug 2015
Economic impact of homeopathic practice A new study finds that management of patients by homeopathic GPs in France may be 20% less expensive than management by conventional medicine GPs. 19 Aug 2015
50 years of EU pharma legislation The Commission celebrates fifty years since the adoption of the first EU pharmaceutical law, but progress for our sector has been slow. 19 Aug 2015
FDA reviews homeopathic product regulation Transcripts, recordings and presentations of the US Federal Drug Administration public hearing on homeopathic products are now available; the FDA continues to welcome further input. 16 Jun 2015
MEPs for CAM to address availability of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines The next meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group, MEPs for CAM, will address the topic of availability of CAM medicinal products for the benefit of EU citizens, including homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. 16 Jun 2015
Why be a member of ECHAMP? In two new videos, ECHAMP members explain the benefits of membership and Christiaan Mol, the General Secretary, introduces the association. 12 Jun 2015
Commission adopts agenda for better regulation The European Commission’s package of reforms promises a review of existing EU laws to ensure they achieve their objectives. Will this lead to more suitable regulation for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products? 10 Jun 2015
ECHAMP 15th Anniversary Reception at the European Parliament Marian Harkin MEP, Dr Ton Nicolai, Nand De Herdt and Josephine van Vreeswijk wish ECHAMP a happy 15th anniversary at a reception in the European Parliament on 14 April. 02 Jun 2015
Cutting Edge Research: 2nd International Homeopathy Research Conference The full programme for this conference, taking place in Rome 5-7 June 2015, is now available on-line. 21 May 2015
The Future of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research A detailed report of this international symposium and all presentations in both PowerPoint and recorded video formats are now available on line. 21 May 2015
New ECHAMP position: Suppliers of raw materials ECHAMP’s new position paper explains why fixing the supplier of raw materials in registration dossiers for homeopathic medicinal products does not in general add to the quality of the product. 24 Apr 2015
HMPWG publishes second list of stocks with justified homeopathic use The HMPWG has published a second list of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified, helping to simplify applications for special, simplified registration of homeopathic medicinal products. 22 Apr 2015
ECHAMP celebrates its 15th Anniversary Marian Harkin MEP kindly hosted a reception in the European Parliament on 14 April to celebrate ECHAMP’s 15th Anniversary. Speakers included Mrs Harkin, Ton Nicolai, spokesperson of EUROCAM and Gesine Klein, President of ECHAMP. 22 Apr 2015
Homeopathic treatment helps menopause-related depression A new high quality study has found that homeopathic treatment is more effective than placebo for the treatment of moderate to severe depression in menopausal women. 09 Apr 2015
Just one drop… documentary on homeopathy `Just One Drop’, a new high-quality documentary about homeopathy will tell the story of homeopathy through the voices of the international homeopathic community. 09 Apr 2015
Homeopathic treatment of multimorbid patients cuts costs by up to 60% A new study found an average improvement of 91% over one year in a group of patients treated with homeopathy for a combination of three or more concurrent chronic complaints. The cost of homeopathic treatment was estimated to be 41% of a conventional therapy. 09 Apr 2015
FDA to evaluate regulatory framework for homeopathic products The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has announced an evaluation of the regulation of homeopathic products. 27 Mar 2015
New database on CAM regulation in Europe A new website, ‘CAM Regulation,’ gives open access to a database of information on the regulation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in 39 countries in Europe. 20 Mar 2015
HRI scientists point out deep flaws in new Australian report on homeopathy A new statement and report on homeopathy by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council draw conclusions that are inconsistent with the evidence the report presents. Specialist scientists identify serious flaws in the way it was compiled. 17 Mar 2015
ECHAMP calls on the EU institutions to solve regulatory contradictions ECHAMP has published its 2014 Annual Report, looking forward in 2015 to a fresh approach to the EU industry for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. 29 Jan 2015
‘Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy,’ Rome, 5 – 7 June 2015 The Homeopathy Research Institute’s 2nd International Research Conference, ‘Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy’, will be held in Rome in June 2015. 27 Jan 2015
HMPWG publishes list of terms used in homeopathy The Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMPWG) has published a list of terms commonly used in homeopathy, with the aim of facilitating harmonisation in this sector. 23 Jan 2015
India: Separate regulator for traditional medicine The Indian government has announced its plans to introduce a separate regulator for certain traditional medicine disciplines, including ayurverda and homeopathy. 21 Jan 2015
Renewal of registrations of homeopathic medicines in Italy A new law published in the Official Gazette confirms the new fees and the timetable for the renewal of registrations of homeopathic medicines in Italy. 19 Jan 2015
HMPWG consults on safety of homeopathic medicinal products from biological origin The Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMPWG) of the Heads of Medicines Agencies has launched a public consultation on the safety of homeopathic medicinal products from biological origin. The original guideline were adopted in 2007; a revised version has now been published for consultation. 15 Jan 2015
ECHAMP responds to Study on the Availability of Medicinal Products for Human Use ECHAMP welcomes the specific attention this new study gives to the situation regarding the availability of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products, as it shows clear recognition of the special issues facing our industry. 17 Dec 2014
Lower use of antibiotics in children treated with anthroposophic medicine for acute respiratory or ear infections A new study shows reduced use of antibiotics in children with acute respiratory and ear infections treated with anthroposophic medicinal products. 04 Dec 2014
Study report on Availability of medicines includes situation of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products A new report gives significant prominence to the situation concerning the availability of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in the EU. 02 Dec 2014
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