The following is the text if a letter submitted to Senators Harkin and Enzi of the Senate Health Education, labor and Pensions Committee.
The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States (HPCUS) is responsible for the publication of the Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States* (HPUS*). Through its ongoing work, the HPCUS offers assurances that homeopathic medications are safe, accessible and legal in the United States.
The issue of pharmaceutical compounding came to the fore in 2012 when it was reported that more than 50 deaths and widespread serious medical problems were the result of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated products from the New England Compounding Center (NECC).
Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) was honored recently by the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) with an award of appreciation for introducing and supporting legislation that safeguards Americans’ right to choose complementary health care.
The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) is reminding manufacturers of homeopathic drugs to take additional steps to ensure the safety of their products.
The AAHP established a homeopathic Drug Listing SPL Sub-Team to work with FDA’s Electronic Drug Listing group to address some of the unique challenges faced by homeopathic drug companies in complying with the requirements for electronic registrations.
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.