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Advances in fundamental research in homeopathy Two newly published studies, funded by Homeopathy Research Institute, make an important contribution to the discussion regarding the mode of action of homeopathy. Mar 26, 2018
HMPWG consultations: quality questions and nosodes Your comments are requested on two new HMPWG consultations - the first on various open questions on the quality of homeopathic medicinal products and the second on clarification for application dossiers for homeopathic medicinal products containing nosodes. ECHAMP’s deadline for comments is 16 April 2018. Mar 02, 2018
HMPWG consultation: 4th List of Safe Dilutions The Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMPWG) of the Heads of Medicines Agencies has opened a new consultation on a on the fourth list of Safe Dilutions. Feb 19, 2018
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine Our regular round up of recent stories in the media from Europe and around the world confirms that the debate about homeopathy is still very much alive. From India to the UK, from United States to Spain, interest in homeopathy continues to hit the headlines. This article from ECHAMP provides a summary of recent news stories on homeopathy, with back up information and useful links to make sure you get the real facts in the debate. Feb 13, 2018
MEPs for CAM – next meeting 21st February The next meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group ‘MEPs for CAM’ will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 21st February at 12:30. Feb 05, 2018
HMPWG consultation: 6th list of justified stocks HMPWG has opened a new consultation on a further list of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified. Feb 02, 2018
Consolidated list of justified stocks HMPWG has published a consolidated list of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified, incorporating into a single document the 5 lists published over the last four to five years. Jan 17, 2018
4th HRI conference, London 2019 HRI confirms the dates for its next International Homeopathy Research Conference and publishes presentations from Malta 2017. Jan 17, 2018
Spain: Commission seeks removal of restrictions on parallel imports of homeopathic medicines The European Commission has called on Spain to remove restrictions on parallel imports of homeopathic medicines. Jan 15, 2018
US: FDA draft guidance on homeopathic products The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposes a stricter enforcement policy on products labelled as homeopathic and marketed in the US. Jan 15, 2018
Sweden: frequently asked questions on homeopathy Homeopathy Research Institute frequently asked questions now available in Swedish as well as nine other languages. Jan 15, 2018
Slovenia: new law on CAM A new draft law will extend the regulation of the practice of complementary medicine in Slovenia. Jan 15, 2018
HMPWG: guidance on microbial limits New HMPWG guidance on microbial limits in the different stages of manufacture of homeopathic medicinal products allows for some small steps towards harmonisation. Oct 20, 2017
MEPs discuss complementary and alternative therapies MEPs Mr Alojz Peterle and Ms Soledad Cabezon Ruiz co-chaired a workshop on 16 October for the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee to discuss ‘Complementary and alternative therapies for patients today and tomorrow’. Oct 17, 2017
The main questions about homeopathy – answers now in Portuguese and Russian too Homeopathy Research Institute has strengthened its offering by now making available the answers to the most commonly asked questions about homeopathy in Portuguese, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese as well as English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Oct 11, 2017
Homeopathy: new information sources for patients in Europe A new website is a hub for a dynamic social media presence with information on homeopathy in six languages for patients in Europe. Oct 10, 2017
New database portal for complementary medicine A new database portal for complementary medicine, naturopathy and homeopathy from Carstens Foundation gives free access to the largest data collection in this field in Europe, providing a complete record of scientific literature, registered studies, experiments and case histories. Oct 06, 2017
‘Cutting Edge Research in Homeopathy’ - conference microsite Visit a new microsite from Homeopathy Research Institute for resources of the 3rd International Research Conference, that took place in Malta in June 2017. The next conference will take place in London in early-mid June 2019. Oct 06, 2017
Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine Discussion in the media about homeopathy has been widespread and varied in recent months; in most cases strong attacks on homeopathy appear to base themselves on unreliable reports and studies supporting a critical view on homeopathy, rather than investigating in a scientific way the emerging and most up-to-date scientific debate around this topic. Oct 05, 2017
New review: Benefits and risks of subcutaneous injections A narrative literature review by Eric Baars, newly published in European Journal of Integrative Medicine, explores the benefit/risk balance of using subcutaneous injections. Sep 19, 2017
Health made in Germany: Directory on herbal, homeopathic & anthroposophic medicines In a new export initiative for the German healthcare industry, a new directory profiles German companies specialising in herbal, homeopathic and anthroposophic medicines. Sep 07, 2017
EMA consultation on non-clinical documentation for licensing of herbal medicines EMA published the revised guideline for non-clinical documentation in applications for marketing authorisation or registration of well-established and traditional herbal medicinal products. Sep 05, 2017
HMPWG consultation: First safe dilutions An HMPWG consultation has now opened on the third list of First Safe Dilutions: send your comments to ECHAMP by 12 September. Jul 26, 2017
New from HMPWG: List of justified stocks The fifth list of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified is now available on the HMPWG website. Jul 26, 2017
Australian campaign: Your Health, Your Choice A new campaign has launched in Australia, calling for a Senate Inquiry to investigate National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)’s 2015 Homeopathy Review. Jul 25, 2017
Fourth edition online: Anthroposophic Pharmaceutical Codex The fourth edition of the APC gives an up-to-date overview of substances and methods used in the manufacture of anthroposophic medicinal products and of the related quality parameters. Jul 13, 2017
EU action plan against antimicrobial resistance Commission emphasises the need for efforts towards alternative therapeutic approaches in the treatment or prevention of bacterial infections. Jul 12, 2017
Consultation: Excise duty on homeopathic medicinal products? ECHAMP submits comments to Commission on the impact on homeopathic medicinal products of EU rules on the structures of excise duty applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages. Jul 12, 2017
Conference report: strategies for the regulation of homeopathic medicinal products The report of the World Integrated Medicine Forum on national and global strategies for the regulation of homoeopathic medicinal products is now available. Jun 19, 2017
Complementary medicine in Switzerland now a mandatory health insurance service From 1 August, specific medical services using complementary medicine in Switzerland, including classical homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, will be covered by mandatory health insurance (basic insurance). Jun 19, 2017