AAHP Rouses 38,000 Letters to Capitol Hill and Garners Congressional Support

June 4, 2018 As the result of the AAHP’s first grassroots effort, 38,000 letters from consumers and health care providers poured into offices of U.S. senators and representatives this spring. The letter-writing campaign urged Congressional leaders to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to incorporate key elements of the 1988 guidance regulating homeopathic products intoContinue Reading

How Much Can Machine Learning Help Us?

By Mark Land, AAHP President June 4, 2018 FDA docket 2017-D-6580 for comments on the draft guidance for FDA staff and industry entitled “Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic” closed on Monday, May 21 after a 60-day extension. There were 4,792 comments submitted to the docket. That was about half the number of comments submitted toContinue Reading

Latest Updates to the HPUS

By Eric L. Foxman, Senior Scientist, HPCUS, AAHP secretary June 4, 2018 Of all the changes implemented by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States (HPCUS) in the past year, perhaps the most important is a new function: you can sign up to now receive email notifications of updates to the HPUS. Some ofContinue Reading

Whole Foods Goes Prime

By Ray Petrick, VP Sales, Boiron USA June 4, 2018 There is a lot of speculation as to why Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market last April. A funny story is that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos frequently shops at Whole Foods. One night Jeff said: “Alexa, I want to buy something from Whole Foods.” However, AlexaContinue Reading

Homeopathic Manufacturers Announce New Disclaimer and Celebrate Momentum at Annual Meeting

MILWAUKIE, Ore., May 2, 2018 — The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) has announced that all homeopathic manufacturers are now encouraged to use the association’s newly researched and tested package disclaimer. AAHP commissioned a third-party professor of marketing from a prominent university in 2017 to conduct research on the proposed disclaimer. That research providesContinue Reading

Semiannual Meeting Recap: Announcing the New Disclaimer & Celebrating Momentum

AAHP hosted another successful meeting in March. Held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West, the meeting brought AAHP members and nonmembers together to learn and network before they enjoyed the trade show floor. The biggest news came from AAHP’s president, Mark Land, who announced that all homeopathic manufacturers are now encouraged to use theContinue Reading

Market View: Retailers Take Notice of Homeopathic Cough, Cold, and Flu Products

By Ray Petrick, Vice President of Sales, Boiron USA April 30, 2018 Product innovation is crucial to the success of a retailer’s cough, cold, and flu (CCF) category. What the homeopathic industry has to offer, which is new to most consumers, was all the buzz this February in Chicago at the annual Cough/Cold, Analgesics &Continue Reading

Less is More: A Review of Machines that Potentize Homeopathic Medicines

April 14, 2018 In an age when technology becomes faster, smarter, and better, the science and art of crafting homeopathic medicines can be an exciting time. Part of this process, of course, relies on the potency of the medicines through the mechanization of homeopathic machines. Producing these medicines through automated processes improves the accuracy ofContinue Reading

AAHP Speaking Tour

By Mark Land, AAHP President April 24, 2018 Since the beginning of the year I have embarked on a tour to inform the community of AAHP’s position on the FDA’s draft guidance, Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic, and understand the issues on the minds of our community members. During this time, I have made atContinue Reading

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