Legislative Update: Actions Since FDA’s Draft Guidance

By Pete Evich, AAHP government relations March 1, 2018 Given AAHP’s concerns with the omissions of key homeopathic references and definitions in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) December 2017 draft homeopathic guidance, AAHP has instituted a Capitol Hill strategy to draw attention to the document’s deficiencies. The goal is a letter, voicingContinue Reading

2018 Board of Directors Action Plan

By AAHP Board of Directors March 1, 2018 AAHP’s Board of Directors is pleased to share the association’s 2018 action plan. Focusing on the themes of modernization, transparency, outreach, and growth, these opportunities and action items will guide AAHP toward success and increase member value in 2018 and beyond. Stakeholder Engagement Increase member communications throughContinue Reading

Aconite: A Clinical Snapshot

By Todd Hoover, MD March 1, 2018 Aconitum napellus or Aconite is a commonly used homeopathic medicine for acute conditions. Also traditionally used as a poison for hunting, this herb is considerably toxic and must be handled with care. Common names include monkshood, wolf’s bane, and leopard’s bane (note that some of the same monikersContinue Reading

President’s Outlook 2018

By Mark Land, AAHP President March 1, 2018 Our association concluded one of its most successful years in 2017. The momentum created last year is a catalyst for continued growth and expansion. More than ever our Board of Directors and committee chairs are engaged and producing great results. Recent demands have sharpened our skills andContinue Reading

The German Homeopathic Pharmacopeia

By Eric Foxman, AAHP secretary February 1, 2018 A quick look at its history, purpose and contents, as well as the potential for adulteration and misbranding violations in the United States. History The German homeopathic community and industry has a rich tradition of written pharmaceutical compendiums going back to the first half of the 19thContinue Reading

United States Food and Drug Administration – Good Guidance Practices

By Mark Land, AAHP president February 1, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amended its administrative regulations to codify its policies and procedures for the development, issuance, and use of guidance documents in September 2000.1 This action was necessary to comply with requirements of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997. TheContinue Reading

Prominence in Advertising and Labeling

By Mark Land, AAHP president February 1, 2018 A search under the term “prominence” yields 43 citations within Title 21 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.1 Prominence appears 11 times in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.2 The Food and Drug Administration says lack of prominence may render drug product misbranded based onContinue Reading

Testing the New AAHP Disclaimer for Effectiveness

By Jeremy Kees, PhD, Professor, Marketing & Business Law and Faculty Director, Villanova University February 1, 2018 The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) enlisted my assistance in 2017 to design and conduct consumer comprehension studies for a number of possible advertising and label disclaimers. AAHP was in the process of revising the existing voluntaryContinue Reading

AAHP Shares FDA’s Commitment to Protecting Public Health

December 19, 2017 In response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft guidance on homeopathic drug products released on Monday, December 18, 2017, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists offers the following statement: The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) shares the FDA’s commitment to protecting public health and applauds the Agency’s plan to takeContinue Reading

Arnica montana: A Clinical Snapshot

By Todd Hoover, MD December 11, 2017 Arnica montana has been used for centuries as a phytomedicine for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Commonly known as Wolf’s bane or Leopard’s bane, this herb is found in high mountain pastures throughout Europe. The herb is extremely toxic when ingested due to the presence of helenalin inContinue Reading