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Report confirms positive attitude and high demand for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines
ECHAMP’s comprehensive review of the sector, ‘Spotlight on an Industry’, is now available online.
November 2019
Political Affairs, Directive 2001/83/EC, EUROCAM meeting, HRI new webpage on the EASAC statement
HRI "The Homeopathy Debate" - EASAC statement
The Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) has released a new webpage dedicated to the EASAC statement under the section "The homeopathy debate" .
October 2019
Board of Management meeting, regulatory affairs, public affairs, first NHMRC report on homeopathy, twitter
HRI Website - Und jetzt auch auf Deutsch…
Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) has launched a German version of its website, making available a wealth of accurate and accessible information on research in homeopathy in the German language.
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine
Homeopathy has continued to be the subject of significant media coverage in recent months, with one story dominating the debate – the French government’s decision to stop funding the reimbursement of homeopathic medicinal products. Media items across Europe examined the pros and cons of the decision and both Germany and Luxemburg responded to the news by reconfirming their commitment to uphold the status quo for these medicines in their countries. In this round up of the most prominent stories that have been in the media in recent months, we go behind the headlines to share some of the background.
Australian NHMRC seeks to put the record straight on homeopathy – too little, too late?
Australia’s leading research institute, NHMRC, responds to intense public pressure to put the record straight on homeopathy – but is it too little, too late?
Australian NHMRC seeks to put the record straight on homeopathy – too little, too late?
Australia’s leading research institute, NHMRC, responds to intense public pressure to put the record straight on homeopathy – but is it too little, too late?
September 2019
Strategic Health Narrative, European Commission study concerning the mercury-added products
Germany and Luxembourg uphold the status quo of homeopathic medicines
The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has confirmed that homeopathic medicinal products will continue to be reimbursed by health insurance companies in Germany.
Australian NHMRC releases suppressed first report on homeopathy
Following years of global pressure, the Australian Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has finally released its draft first report on homeopathy, produced in 2012 and suppressed until now. The report concludes that there is “encouraging evidence for the effectiveness of homeopathy” in five medical conditions.
July & August 2019
MEP outreach programme, Use of Homeopathy in the European Union: user map, 'Support the people's choice' publication, Australian report, death of Mr Mark Cullen
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine
In the EU, quality, safety and compliance with manufacturing requirements of homeopathic medicinal products are guaranteed, well-established and well-balanced in pharmaceutical law. Nevertheless, some journalists are ready to criticise homeopathy at every opportunity, demonstrating their own lack of understanding of this system of medicine and the regulation of its products. Stakeholders across Europe are working hard to provide high quality information on these established and popular systems of medicine. A stronger common narrative is emerging supported by high levels of public awareness and use of these products and very high levels of patient satisfaction. This article provides a round-up of some stories that have recently been in the news, bringing you some of the facts that don’t make it into the media.
ECHAMP calls on MEPs to support initiatives in favour of homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products
Two new leaflets from ECHAMP provide Members of the European Parliament with bite-sized information about the sector for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products.
Profile of the sector
File PDFUse of Homeopathy in the European Union
A user map, makes visible the widespread use of homeopathy in the EU – including 77% of French, 62% of Austrians, 56% of Germans and 33% of Spanish, as well as 69% of Belgian households. It shows how 70% of users or more are satisfied or very satisfied with the outcome.
An unpopular choice: French healthcare system will no longer reimburse homeopathic medicines
ECHAMP responds to the recent decision by the French government.
French government decides to discontinue reimbursement of homeopathy
The French government will stop funding the reimbursement of homeopathic medicinal products from January 2021; the payments will be phased out from January 2020.
June 2019
Board of Management, ECHAMP Regulatory Affairs steering team, Political Affairs, Strategic Narrative, Homeopathy Research Institute’s 4th International Research Conference, death of Mrs Enid Segall
File PDFDetermination of re-test dates of homeopathic intermediate dilutions is a matter of GMP
File PDFFlexibility Raw Material Suppliers
Why raw material suppliers should be defined in the registration dossier only as examples? Flexibility is crucial for availability and without impact on good quality.
File PDFSafety of Homeopathic Medicinal Products (Art. 14 and Art. 16.2) –Calculation of First Safe Dilutions
How to assess adequately the safety of homeopathic medicinal products? – Calculation of acceptable amounts based on the assessment of scientific data.
File PDFLetter to the French Minister of Solidarity and Health
Concerning the French debate on the reimbursement of homeopathic products
Prince Charles, HRH Prince of Wales, becomes Patron of Faculty of Homeopathy
The Faculty of Homeopathy, the preeminent global association for healthcare professionals who are trained to use homeopathy, announces its new Patron, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
Homeopathy Research Institute’s 4th International Research Conference
Visit the HRI Facebook and Twitter pages for the first highlights of its 4th International Research Conference and tenth anniversary celebrations.
Strong support for homeopathy from opinion formers in Italy
A new survey of opinion formers in Italy confirms a positive relationship between the scientific medical community and homeopathy.
French campaign to uphold reimbursement of homeopathy gains momentum
Over a million people have signed a petition in France in favour of upholding the reimbursement of homeopathic medicines by the French health system.
File Word 2007 documentAbout ECHAMP
Fields of activity
An explanation of the different fields of activity covered by ECHAMP's working groups
May 2019
New President for Echamp, Directive 2001/83/EC, the role of pharmacies in the EU market for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products, ECHAMP Annual Report 2018