AAHP Recognized as Voice of Homeopathy on Capitol Hill

MILWAUKIE, Ore., Apr. 10, 2017 — The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists’ (AAHP) Legal & Regulatory Committee recently received the 2017 Henry N. Williams Professional Service Award from the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH). Presented on April 1 during the 2017 Joint American Homeopathic Conference, the award honors the committee’s efforts in working with theContinue Reading

Be Prepared: Media Basics for the Non-PR Expert

By Alissa Gould, public relations manager, Boiron USA April 1, 2017 As more people discover the benefits of homeopathic medicines, our industry may become a larger target for skeptics or media struggling to attract an audience through sensationalized stories. This, unfortunately, is a growing pain of success. Whether you work in operations and manufacturing, medicalContinue Reading

FDA Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology

By Mark Land, AAHP President April 1, 2017 FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE) is positioned within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). OSE evaluates the safety profiles of drugs available to American consumers using a variety of tools and disciplines throughout the life cycle of drugs. OSE maintains a system ofContinue Reading

Analytical Methods

By Mark Land, AAHP President April 1, 2017 When Samuel Hahnemann founded homeopathy at the end of the 18th century, he couldn’t possibly have fathomed the extreme capabilities of today’s analytical technologies. Most instruments currently used to assess homeopathic dilutions can resolve to below one microgram—that is to say, to less than one part perContinue Reading

The State of Technology in Homeopathic Medicine

By Jim Duquesnel, VP-R&D, Hyland’s, Inc. April 1, 2017 “Be careful what you ask for!” This phrase surfaces more often than I would like in the pursuit of advancing homeopathic technology. In six-sigma training years ago, I had admired W. Edwards Deming’s emphasis on quality as the reduction in variability and control of consistency. ThoseContinue Reading

Consumer Label Comprehension

By Mary Borneman, Sr. Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Hyland’s, Inc. March 1, 2017 It’s not news that the Internet and access to information has created what one could argue is the most knowledgeable consumer any business has ever had. From using crowdsourcing and reviews to determine the best electronic or household appliance toContinue Reading

Disclosing Relationships with Influencers on Social Media

By Deborah Kelly, public relations manager, Boiron USA March 1, 2017 The core mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to regulate advertising so businesses won’t mislead consumers or engage in deceptive practices that would affect behavior or decisions about a particular product or service. One area of particular concern and scrutiny is endorsements.Continue Reading

Outlook 2017

By Mark Land, AAHP President March 1, 2017 2017 is shaping up to be a year in motion—both for our industry and our country. With a new Administration and Congress, continued effects of 2016 statements and warnings from federal agencies, and even personnel transitions within these agencies, 2017 will be full of changes, for betterContinue Reading

The FTC and the Web

By Alvin J. Lorman, Association Counsel March 1, 2017 The recent claim by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that its policy statement on marketing of homeopathic drugs applies to labels and labeling as well as advertising has caused many to ask about the legal boundaries of the FTC’s jurisdiction. When you think of the FTC,Continue Reading

Manufacturers of Homeopathic Medicines Review FDA Test Results and New Application of Technology

MILWAUKIE, Ore., Feb. 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Jan. 27 that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent levels of some specific constituents in certain homeopathic teething tablets. While the industry fully supports and shares the agency’s efforts to safeguard public health, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) cautionsContinue Reading