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ECHAMP position on xEVMPD notifications for art. 14 products

The pharmacovigilance requirements shall apply to homeopathic medicinal products, with the exception of homeopathic medicinal products registered further to the special, simplified registration procedure under Article 14(1) of Directive 2001/83/EC.

Australian report: Join the global campaign

A new global campaign, ‘Release the First Report,’ invites the international community to put pressure on the Australian government to correct the mistake it made when the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) published its 2015 information paper on homeopathy.

ECHAMP response

to the "Study supporting the Evaluation of the European Medicines Agency Fee System"

June 2018

Comments on the Pharmeuropa monograph 30.2, meeting with HMPWG preparation

Reducing the need for antibiotics with CAM

Scientists report that the contribution of CAM treatment strategies to reducing the use of antibiotics is promising and supported by an increasing amount of evidence. CAM treatments have a role to play in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections.

Following the debate: homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine

Homeopathy continues to hit the headlines in Europe and elsewhere, with more negative stories about homeopathy than usual in the media in the last few months, often based on incomplete or biased information. At the same time, in a number of countries, the homeopathic community is fighting back more openly, with active campaigns in UK, Australia, Germany and Sweden. Although the media is less inclined to cover the positive stories, in some cases the responses and campaigns are gaining traction. This month-by-month summary of recent news items includes both positive and negative stories, supported by useful background to give you the facts behind the headlines.

May 2018

Report of the Pharmacopoeia meeting in Strasbourg, new and closed regulatory consultations

ECHAMP response

to the HMPWG public consultation "Questions and answers document on quality of homeopathic medicinal product (Q 4-7)"

ECHAMP response

to the HMPWG public consultation "4th List of First Safe Dilutions (FSD)"

April 2018

ECHAMP Membership Assembly, Annual report 2017

March 2018

HMPWG consultations, Meeting of the Board of Management

Contribution of homeopathy: the case of antimicrobial resistance

On 16 April, ECHAMP’s expert workshop, ‘Contribution of Homeopathy to Society and Patients: the case of antimicrobial resistance’, brought together the perspectives of public health, doctors, scientists and patients to consider the contribution complementary medicine, in particular homeopathy and anthroposophic medicine, can make to the growing public health threat of antimicrobial resistance.

ECHAMP response

to the HMPWG public consultation "sixth list entries of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified"

ECHAMP response

to the HMPWG public consultation "Preamble to the Consolidated list of stocks for which homeopathic use is justified"

Treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis with anthroposophic medicine

A new study on the treatment of early rheumatoid arthritis finds that for most patients who prefer treatment with anthroposophic medicine, satisfactory results can be achieved without the use of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and with lower use of corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs than in conventional care.

February 2018

Meeting with the European Committee for Homeopathy, HMPWG consultations

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.

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.