Compliance

Changes are Coming to Product Labels

July 26, 2017

By Alvin J. Lorman, AAHP counsel August 1, 2017 Changes are coming to your products’ labels. Not only are there changes to the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS) on the horizon, but our association’s Board of Directors is expected to make its soon-to-be-adopted new advertising disclaimer mandatory on labels as well. And there’s…

OTC Monograph Reform

July 25, 2017

By Mark Land, AAHP president August 1, 2017 Self-medication is an important way in which American consumers treat many types of illnesses. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs often provide effective relief in a cost-effective and accessible manner and represent the first choice of treatment for many ailments. More than 80 therapeutic categories of OTC drugs exist and…

The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States

May 31, 2017

By Mark Land, AAHP president June 1, 2017 The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) is the legal basis for marketing homeopathic drug products in the United States and many other countries around the world. The HPUS is officially recognized in the United States Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and other United States…

2017 Updates in the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia

May 31, 2017

By Eric L. Foxman, R.Ph., senior scientist, HPCUS June 1, 2017 Before proceeding to review the major areas of updates in the HPUS, two specific items are of timely interest: The Guidelines for Manufacturing Homeopathic Medicines became official on March 31, 2017. The older General Pharmacy section and the Classes of Manufacture are no longer…

What is the HPUS and Who Creates It?

May 31, 2017

By Eric L. Foxman, R.Ph., senior scientist, HPCUS June 1, 2017 Various pharmacopoeias containing homeopathic drugs have been published continually since the 1840s. The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) has been in continuous publication for 120 years — since 1897. The HPUS was officially recognized under the U.S. Food Drug and Cosmetic Act…

Disclaimers in Advertising and Labeling: What Do They Do? Who Does What?

April 26, 2017

By Mark Land, AAHP President The FTC has long recognized that marketing claims may include additional explanatory information to prevent the claims from being misleading. This is FTC’s way of saying disclaimers may cure potentially misleading claims in general or, in our case, homeopathic therapeutic claims specifically. Communicating information to consumers in the noisy marketplace…

FDA Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology

April 3, 2017

By Mark Land, AAHP President April 1, 2017 FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE) is positioned within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). OSE evaluates the safety profiles of drugs available to American consumers using a variety of tools and disciplines throughout the life cycle of drugs. OSE maintains a system of…

Analytical Methods

March 28, 2017

By Mark Land, AAHP President April 1, 2017 When Samuel Hahnemann founded homeopathy at the end of the 18th century, he couldn’t possibly have fathomed the extreme capabilities of today’s analytical technologies. Most instruments currently used to assess homeopathic dilutions can resolve to below one microgram—that is to say, to less than one part per…

The State of Technology in Homeopathic Medicine

March 28, 2017

By Jim Duquesnel, VP-R&D, Hyland’s, Inc. April 1, 2017 “Be careful what you ask for!” This phrase surfaces more often than I would like in the pursuit of advancing homeopathic technology. In six-sigma training years ago, I had admired W. Edwards Deming’s emphasis on quality as the reduction in variability and control of consistency. Those…

Consumer Label Comprehension

March 3, 2017

By Mary Borneman, Sr. Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Hyland’s, Inc. March 1, 2017 It’s not news that the Internet and access to information has created what one could argue is the most knowledgeable consumer any business has ever had. From using crowdsourcing and reviews to determine the best electronic or household appliance to…

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