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European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products


The industry

Europe is the global centre of expertise for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products. 

The industry is characterised by unique levels of variety and complexity with a wide variety of source materials, multiple distinct finished products with different potencies and dosage forms, and big, medium, small and very small batch sizes, requiring sophisticated management to meet the complex quality requirements.  

Prescribers need 3,000 distinct source materials for the proper practice of these therapies and some larger manufacturers source as many as 2,000 starting materials, mostly of botanical origin, from over 100 different suppliers. ECHAMP member companies manufacture 1.5 million distinct finished products, with different potencies and dosage forms, in big, medium, small and very small batches.

The sector produces 200 million units of finished products each year.

The sector is composed of a large number of small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and employs more than 10,000 people in the EU. Companies balance a significant proportion of non- or low-profit products within their business models.

The ECHAMP member companies all operate according to pharmacopoeia standards and standards for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).

Last updated on Jun 22, 2022