The Homeopathic Industry Needs YOUR Support

Over the past few decades, the homeopathic industry has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry and national drug stores are finally recognizing the merits of our product. But as the industry has grown, so, too, has skepticism from legislators and regulators. While we successfully argued for the effectiveness of current regulations at a FDA hearing a few monthsContinue Reading

Speakers at FDA Hearing Praise Success of Homeopathic Regulatory Framework

Silver Spring, Md., April 20, 2015—The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) today told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that the agency’s regulatory policy for homeopathic medicines has worked effectively for the last 25 years to protect the public health and provide consumer access to safe homeopathic medicines. AAHP, the industry’s trade association, wasContinue Reading

AAHP Addresses OTC Homeopathic Drug Products for Asthma

The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP), representing the principal manufacturers and distributors of homeopathic medicines in the United States, said today it fully supports the Food and Drug Administration’s position that consumers should seek the advice of their health care provider if they suspect they or their children are experiencing symptoms of asthma, whichContinue Reading

AAHP Response to Australian Study on Homeopathic Effectiveness

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions On March 11, 2015, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released an information paper and announcement regarding evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions. The American Association of Homeopathic PharmacistsContinue Reading

FDA’s Quality Metrics Initiative – From Compliance to Performance

By Mark Land, VP Operations and Regulatory Affairs at Boiron The 2012 Food Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) gave FDA new tools to encourage high quality manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and enhanced the agency’s ability to respond to, prevent and mitigate the risk of drug shortages. Section 705 of the Act specifically requires FDAContinue Reading

Stability Testing

The AAHP office just received a copy of an article, Stability Testing of Medicinal Products According to Homeopathic Principles; this appeared in Pharmaceutical Industry (71, Nr. 12). The article was co-written by 8 colleagues of European companies, of which 5 are members, or related to members, of the AAHP. The article addresses the implementation, inContinue Reading

Deployment of FDA Inspection Resources

By Mark Land, VP Operations and Regulatory Affairs at Boiron A primary mission of the Food and Drug Administration is to conduct comprehensive regulatory coverage of all aspects of production and distribution of drugs and drug products to assure that such products meet the 501(a)(2)(B) requirements of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (1938). FDAContinue Reading

FDA Establishes Unique Facility Identifier

In November, the Food and Drug Administration published a Guidance for Industry entitled: Specification of the Unique Facility Identifier (UFI) System for Drug Establishment Registration. This guidance is a direct result of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of July 2012.  Sections 701 and 702 of FDASIA require FDA to specify theContinue Reading

Publications Review – A Treasure Source

AAHP Board member Mary Beth Watkins notes two periodicals containing articles that may be of interest to industry members. In the American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine (Vol. 107, No 3, Autumn 2014), we find the wonderful news regarding an award given to long time AAHP Member, John A (Jack) Borneman, III. In addition, H1N1 Influenza: AContinue Reading

Retirement for…

We have received word that AAHP member Richard Griffin, of Grifcon Enterprises, has decided to retire as of the end of this year. As he mentioned in his note: Fifty years is long enough to be in the insurance business. Dick has been instrumental in making donations over the last 4 years to help underwriteContinue Reading