Regulatory/Legislation

COVID-19 CARES Act Aids Availability of OTC Products

April 23, 2020

On March 27, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (HR 748). This landmark legislation provides financial relief for workers, small businesses, and healthcare professionals affected by the coronavirus…

Homeopathy Mentioned Twice in FDA 2021 Budget Is Telling of Issues to Come

March 18, 2020

By Mark Land, AAHP President | In February, the White House released the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. Correspondingly, each agency publishes a detailed budget justification…

In Times of Public Health Crisis, Vulnerable Consumers Look to Us for Sound Advice

March 18, 2020

By Mark Land, AAHP President | I have experienced many infectious disease crises thus far in my lifetime and each one was characterized by fear and uncertainty…

2020 Presidential & Congressional Elections: Outcome and Agenda Outlook in the 117th Congress

November 21, 2020

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How Real-World Data Is Impacting Health Care Decisions Today

October 25, 2020

By Mark Land, AAHP President I have been interested in the application of Real-World Data (RWD) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) for some time now. Originally, I confused RWD and RWE with Patient Centered Data (PCD). In doing so, I thought that patient-supplied evaluation, such as Quality of Life, Compliance, and Outcome assessments, might be of…

Homeopathic Process Validation for Beginners

October 25, 2020

Consistent, effective, high-quality homeopathic products. That’s what our consumers want in each and every dose. Yet quality doesn’t happen by accident. Manufacturers must create it through process validation. Each manufacturer must ask themselves: Do I have scientific evidence that my (manufacturing) process is capable of reliably delivering quality product?   It’s important to note that…

AAHP 2019: Reawakening the Regulatory and Retail Dialog

December 10, 2019

By Mark Land, AAHP President This year marks the fifth year in a cycle of regulatory review of homeopathic drug product labeling, safety, and quality. AAHP has been there for the industry as an advocate and representative over the entire duration. In 2019 AAHP provided direction and regulatory thought-leadership within the homeopathic community, met with…

Trump Nominates New FDA Commissioner

November 12, 2019

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Why It’s Crucial to Monitor FDA Guidances

September 11, 2019

By Mark Land, AAHP President It can take several years for manufacturers to implement new guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—and that means they could be at risk in the meantime. However, manufacturers can “get ahead of the game” by monitoring FDA’s guidance development agenda. FDA’s authority to regulate stems from the Federal…

Australia to Release the First Draft Report on Homeopathy Effectiveness

September 10, 2019

By Mark Land, AAHP President   Many believe the draft report arrived at a more encouraging conclusion regarding the effectiveness of homeopathy and may have been suppressed by the then conservative Australian government. After years of requests and inquiry, Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has decided to release the first draft report.…

AAHP monitors and reports on current federal regulations, legislation and government policies that affect the homeopathic community. AAHP is often the first to learn of regulatory changes that have both direct and indirect effects on our industry enabling members to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

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