American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists
5112 Wilshire Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Eric L. Foxman, Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Homeopathy – Information & Quality
The Natural Pharmacy West Conference hosted a presentation on Homeopathy – the only natural Drugs, by Eric Foxman, in Palm Springs, CA. Foxman presented an overview of the unique status of homeopathic drug products to more than 125 pharmacists in attendance.
“Homeopathic products are drugs, according to federal law. This means both freedom and responsibility for the manufacturer. Homeopathic drugs are free to provide consumers with clear directions for use for specific illnesses. With this knowledge at hand, consumers can make informed choices, without resorting to other sources of information.” explained Foxman, a pharmacists and secretary of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (A.A.H.P.).
Foxman referred to the official book providing manufacturing directions and quality standards for these products – the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. “No other complementary therapy has a resource and guide book recognized by the Food and Drug Administration.”
Homeopathic manufacturers “must comply with all federal requirements for inspection, documentation and clear labeling regulations,” said Foxman. “For all drug manufacturers, the intention is the same: assurance to pharmacists, doctors and patients that homeopathic products are well manufactured and properly labeled. Members of the A.A.H.P. are committed to meeting these exacting standards.”
The public views pharmacists as knowledgeable sources for complementary medicines. With an overall understanding of the framework in which these products are available, pharmacists are better able serve their clients.
In addition to the presentation topic, the pharmacists were interested in the A.A.H.P. Continuing Education Course on Homeopathic Pharmacy, available from members of the A.A.H.P. For more information on the Continuing Education Course or the activities of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists, contact the message center by phone or fax at 1-800-478-0421.