Archive for November 2018

Mid-Term Election Results: What the Homeopathic Industry Needs to Know

By Pete Evich, AAHP Government Relations The outcome of the November elections will translate into some significant changes on Capitol Hill over the next two years. In contests for the House of Representatives, a “blue wave” came ashore that will give the Democrats a solid governing majority in the lower readm more…

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2018: A Communications Success

By Mark Land, AAHP President This year marked the fourth year in a cycle of regulatory review of homeopathic drug product labeling, safety, and quality. AAHP stood up as an advocate and representative of the industry over that time. In 2018 AAHP provided direction and regulatory thought leadership within the readm more…

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2018: A Fast-Paced Year of Advocacy and Education

By AAHP Board of Directors It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance document that would revoke clearly detailed parameters for manufacturing and distributing homeopathic products. The agency proposed a vague, risk-based approach that could hinder, rather than help us produce readm more…

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How to Use Ignatia amara

(Image: Steven Edward/Flickr) By Todd A. Hoover, MD, DHt The homeopathic medicine Ignatia amara is derived from the St. Ignatius Bean (from the Strychnos ignatii plant). The tree is in the Loganiaceae family, and considered native to the Philippines and was naturalized into parts of China. The plant was first readm more…

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Trade Shows That Help You Break Into Mass Market

By Ray Petrick, Vice President of Sales, Boiron USA Sales of homeopathic products in the U.S. totaled $1,354 billion in 2017, according to the annual “Supplement Business Report” published by Nutrition Business Journal (NBJ). That’s an increase of 3.5 percent. Each year Penton Publishing conducts a thorough and data-based report, readm more…

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The French Pharmacopeia

By Eric Foxman, R.Ph., AAHP Secretary A quick look at its structure and contents as well as two key considerations for potential adulteration and misbranding in the U.S. market. Structure The French Pharmacopeia (FP) is a publication of the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM), readm more…

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Homeopathic Medicines at Retail

By Mark Land, AAHP President Every year or so, I survey my local CVS store for the number and type of homeopathic drug products on their shelves. This year I counted 101 SKUs in 13 categories. Cough, cold, and flu (CCF) products led the list, followed by children’s products and readm more…

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How to Use Gelsemium sempervirens

By Todd A. Hoover, MD, DHt Gelsemium sempervirens is a plant substance, commonly known as yellow jasmine, native to tropical and subtropical Americas. The traditional herbal use was for a number of neurological and dermatological problems including measles, ear pain, dysmenorrhea, headaches, muscle pain, and anxiety. All parts of the readm more…

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Homeopathy, A Niche No More

The following is an excerpt taken from an article that appeared in the September issue of Drug Store News (DSN) and potentially read by 33,000 chain drug store executives and merchandising personnel. This trade publication has always been supportive of the homeopathic industry but it is exciting to see a readm more…

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