2018 Board of Directors Action Plan

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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 monikersRead More >

President’s Outlook 2018

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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 inRead More >

2017 Year in Review

2017 was a busy year for AAHP. With a new administration in the White House and key legislative issues heating up, the association had a full plate. But together with our members, we made great strides in protecting our industry and bettering our businesses. Together, we: Developed a label disclaimer statement responsive to FTC’s NovemberRead More >

The Long-Term Vision for AAHP

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Market Research Roundup

By Eric Foxman, AAHP secretary October 1, 2017 The last weeks have seen a number of market research studies published that provide background, analysis, and forecasts for homeopathic market development and growth. The fact that so many reports are now available acknowledges the potential of the homeopathic products segment. All the reports are available forRead More >

Belladonna: A Clinical Snapshot

By Todd Hoover, MD September 1, 2017 The original proving of belladonna was conducted by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, who found it to become a commonly used medicine. Dr. Hahnemann described prophylactic effects of the medicine when used in treatment for scarlet fever. Interestingly, he discovered the potential prophylactic effect during an outbreak of scarlet fever,Read More >

When Anti-Homeopathy Skeptics Strike

By Deborah Kelly and Alissa Gould, PR Managers, Boiron USA September 1, 2017 It’s typical for skeptics to fire away at anyone who posts or tweets positively about homeopathy. As manufacturers of homeopathic medicines, AAHP member companies are sometimes the target of such criticism, especially if they have an online presence. Why Not to EngageRead More >

Stability Considerations of Homeopathic Drugs

By Mary Beth Watkins, AAHP vice president July 1, 2017 The history of homeopathy has demonstrated that many homeopathic tinctures and low-potency dosage forms are remarkably stable. Archived homeopathic tinctures and potencies, when tested after years of storage, typically retain the essential and identifiable characteristics of the original tincture. While many botanical tinctures and chemicalRead More >