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) cautionsRead More >

The Story of Homeopathy Told in Upcoming Feature Documentary

The homeopathic community has no shortage of positive stories to tell—from the ways our drugs have improved the health of countless individuals, to the ways we support and empower the communities in which we work. The more we can get out the word about the remarkable benefits of homeopathy, the better! The upcoming feature-length documentaryRead More >

Is Your Arnica Contaminated?

The American Botanical Council (ABC) has published their latest Adulteration Bulletin and it addresses our industry’s most widely used herb: Arnica. Adulteration of this source material can be devastating to homeopathic manufacturers who heavily rely on it for topical products. ABC’s Bulletin notes that some raw materials labeled as “Arnica montana” actually contain Mexican arnica,Read More >

Only the Best Products Should Reach the Market

By Mark Land, AAHP President Many of today’s homeopathic products originated because of the contributions of our predecessors. These medicines were developed based on the medical expertise of ancestor homeopaths, often motivated by a perceived need in the market or a passionate pursuit of a specific therapeutic area. Today the development of health care productsRead More >

Adulterants in Your Botanical Source Materials – How Do You Know?

By Eric L. Foxman, R.Ph Many commercially available botanical products have been adulterated prior to their introduction to the market. This is a problem that has only recently come under a glaring spotlight because of the actions of the New York Attorney General’s office. While the A.G.’s testing and conclusion proved to be of flawedRead More >

Educational Webinar Resources Available

Missed FDA’s comments? You have a second chance! FDA’S VIEW ON COMPLIANCE — IN THEIR OWN WORDS May’s webinar was a big success! The event gave industry members a chance to hear directly from Mr. Brad Pace, the Acting Director of the Division of Nonprescription Drugs and Health Fraud within FDA’s Center for Drug EvaluationRead More >

FDA Guidance for Industry – Request for Quality Metrics

By Mark Land, AAHP President FDA published its draft guidance, Request for Quality Metrics; Guidance for Industry1. Advancing the background on the initiative in general, this draft reveals 10 mandatory metrics emanating from manufacturing and laboratory systems. It also requests comments on three optional metrics: 1) senior management engagement, 2) the corrective and preventative actionsRead More >

Homeopathic Drug Labels: Rx or OTC?

By J.P. Borneman, Ph.D. and Alvin J. Lorman Homeopathic drugs, we proudly tell folks, really are drugs: the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act has recognized them as such since its passage in 1938. Being characterized as a drug has many implications: our products are subject to current Good Manufacturing Practices, they must be producedRead More >

Do Your Dosage Forms Appeal to Consumers?

By Eric L. Foxman, R.Ph. Consumers make purchase decisions based on several factors such as packaging and perceived effectiveness. Research shows dosage forms also factor into consumers’ decision to buy your product! AAHP is providing this brief summary of significant research to help you in developing products as well as promoting existing products. In additionRead More >

Labeling homeopathic medicines for self-care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) electronic database of drug products contains more than 7,000 listings for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic products. The AAHP estimates that this number represents about half of the homeopathic drug products marketed in the United States because many labelers still maintain paper listings with FDA. Half of the listings includedRead More >