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Dates for your diary 2021 Important sector events planned for 2021 03 Sep 2020
New publication demonstrates negligible material risks of homeopathic medicinal products The findings of recent reviews of controlled homeopathic clinical trials were identified and matched with experimental data from toxicological studies in order to clarify what is known and not known about the material risks of homeopathic medicines. 23 Jul 2020
Support our industry in standing up for patient choice ECHAMP’s 2019 Annual Report is now available to download from our website. 30 Jun 2020
Stop press… News from Homeopathy Research Institute Click through for an update on various useful resources from HRI. 23 Jun 2020
New study - A descriptive analysis of the Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines A new analysis of the Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines shows that it is possible to document, assess, and aggregate in a systematic and transparent way experiential evidence from a large group of therapy providers for a large number of anthroposophic medicinal products. This study supports the potential of the Vademecum for scientific and regulatory assessment of these medicines. 05 Jun 2020
Healthier Europe with Homeopathy A new manifesto from the European associations of homeopathic doctors and patients of homeopathy provides a succinct and scientific summary of the benefits of homeopathy. 11 Mar 2020
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine In this regular news item, we bring you a summary of recent news and events about homeopathy that have been covered in the media, with links to resources that seek to bring a better balance to the discussions. Read more… 17 Feb 2020
Does homeopathy work? Can a medicinal product work if its active ingredient is so heavily diluted that it no longer contains any molecules? 14 Feb 2020
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. 14 Jan 2020
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. 28 Oct 2019
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. 14 Oct 2019
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? 09 Oct 2019
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. 19 Sep 2019
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. 28 Aug 2019
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. 22 Jul 2019
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. 25 Jun 2019
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. 25 Jun 2019
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. 25 Jun 2019
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. 24 Jun 2019
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. 18 Jun 2019
World Health Organisation - new report on traditional and complementary medicine The use of traditional and complementary medicine has grown around the world over the past twenty years and 88% of all World Health Organisation Member States acknowledge its use. Homeopathy is now used in 100 countries worldwide. 05 Jun 2019
Safety, Pharmacovigilance and Appropriate Information for Patients of Homeopathic Medicinal Products A new study shows that the quality, safety and compliance with manufacturing requirements of homeopathic medicinal products are guaranteed, well-established and well-balanced in pharmaceutical law in Germany and the EU. 05 Jun 2019
ECHAMP’s new President argues in favour of a new outlook for the sector for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products ECHAMP today welcomes a new President, David Reckeweg-Lecompte, unanimously elected by ECHAMP’s Board of management. David is Managing Director at Dr. Reckeweg GmbH in Germany and has been a Board member of ECHAMP since 2016. He takes over from Dr. Gesine Klein who has led the organisation for six years. 01 Jun 2019
2018: A strong foundation, determined actors and systematic progress ECHAMP is pleased to announce the publication of its 2018 Annual Report, which confirms the constructive outcome of ECHAMP’s renewed efforts to ensure good dialogue and collaboration with key stakeholders in our field and some solid progress on key technical issues for our industry. 21 May 2019
A spotlight on India India has been described as the ‘super hub’ of homeopathy with one of the most advanced ‘gold standard’ regulatory systems in the world. 150 million people use homeopathy there in their daily healthcare, delivered by around 300,000 medical practitioners in primary healthcare settings, including hospitals. The Indian government is making a strong commitment to homeopathy, as described at the World Integrated Medicine Forum in Goa in January. 25 Apr 2019
The future of the sector: ECHAMP hosts industry discussion ECHAMP hosted an exclusive, lively and positive workshop for chief and senior executives of the EU industry for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products in Dublin on 8th April, as part of its annual Membership Assembly activities. 15 Apr 2019
New website for EUROCAM EUROCAM, the foundation that unites and represents European organisations in the CAM sector in Brussels, has relaunched its website, now a valuable platform and resource for stakeholders, politicians and people interested in CAM and healthcare. 29 Mar 2019
Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy: programme announced Homeopathy Research Institute is promising a fast-paced programme of the highest calibre research for its London conference 14-16th June. Register before 31 March for the early-bird discount. 29 Mar 2019
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine How is it that this comparatively small and emerging sector is able to fill the headlines so regularly? Homeopathy has always been the subject of public debate and from its inception has provoked scientific disputes. This is an intrinsic outcome of its specific paradigms, which are increasingly supported by good data. Scientific debate is important. However, it is increasingly clear that some actors in this debate base their arguments on false information and unscientific methods, with an increasing intention of influencing policy making on homeopathic medicinal products. This article provides a round-up of news on homeopathy that has been recently in the public eye, both constructive and negative, bringing you up to date with the latest stories and giving you access to the often hidden facts behind the headlines. 06 Feb 2019
Advancing global collaboration on the regulation of homoeopathic medicinal products The second World Integrated Medicine Forum in Goa addressed the topic of global collaboration on the regulation of homeopathic medicinal products. 29 Jan 2019
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