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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
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
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
New report: How can CAM help reduce the problem of antimicrobial resistance? A new policy document was published by EUROCAM this week to mark EU Antibiotics Awareness Day on 18 November. 21 Nov 2014
India gives prominence to traditional medicines and practice The Indian government announced plans to set up a new regulator for traditional medicines and provide financial support to traditional medicines’ manufacturers. 14 Nov 2014
Homeopathy Research Institute - New website with reliable information on homeopathy research HRI’s new website is a rich, comprehensive and accessible source of resources on the evidence base for homeopathy. 13 Nov 2014
European Parliament approves new Commission On Wednesday 22 October, MEPs approved the new college of 27 Commissioners, as presented by its President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker. 24 Oct 2014
60% of Germans have used homeopathic medicines New market data shows that the number of users has gone up from 53% of the population in 2009 to 60% in 2014. 23 Oct 2014
New Publication: The System of Anthroposophic Medicine The System of Anthroposophic Medicine, IVAA, 2014, 56pp 21 Oct 2014
New publication: CAM 2020 – sustainable healthcare in Europe A new publication from EUROCAM provides information about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the EU. 15 Oct 2014
European Parliament interviews Commissioners-designate Hearings in the European Parliament to approve the candidate Commissioners. 06 Oct 2014
Update on the new European Commission Mr. Juncker has announced the list of Commissioners-designate. 16 Sep 2014
CAM patients in the Netherlands cost less The study analyses data on healthcare costs and mortality rates over the period 2006-2011 from the Dutch insurance company Agis 08 Sep 2014
New database of clinical trials in homeopathy Carstens Stiftung has launched a new database on clinical outcome research in homeopathy. 22 Aug 2014
Third edition of the Anthroposophic Pharmaceutical Codex The third edition of the Anthroposophic Pharmaceutical Codex (APC) has now been published. 30 Jun 2014
European Parliament Interest Group meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance The European Parliament Interest Group for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, held a meeting on 1 April on the role of CAM in reducing the need for antibiotics. 09 Apr 2014
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