Archive for June 2018

Health Care Product Recalls

By Mark Land, AAHP President July 1, 2018 Product recalls are an important tool for manufacturers and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to minimize exposure to potentially harmful or ineffective products. Drug product recalls are voluntary — that is to say FDA does not have legal authority to recall readm more…

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Crystal Ball: 2018 Federal Election

By Pete Evich, AAHP government relations “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ― Yogi Berra With the mid-term federal elections almost five months down the road, it’s high-season for those of us in the business of Congress-watching to prognosticate what is likely to transpire this November. Five readm more…

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Calendula officinalis: A Clinical Snapshot

By Todd Hoover, MD July 1, 2018 Calendula officinalis has a long-standing history of traditional herbal use for skin irritations and infections. A tincture of the flowering tops of the common marigold is used to prepare the homeopathic products of this plant. Traditional homeopathic uses for Calendula officinalis often focused readm more…

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Homeopathic Manufacturers Campaign Sends 38,000 Letters to Capitol Hill

MILWAUKIE, Ore., June 27, 2018 — As the result of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists’ (AAHP) 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 readm more…

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

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 readm more…

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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By Mark Land, AAHP President June 4, 2018 FDA docket 2017-D-6580 for comments on the draft guidance for FDA staff and industry entitled “Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic” closed on Monday, May 21 after a 60-day extension.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 readm more…

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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 readm more…

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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 readm more…

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