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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By AAHP Board of Directors It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft guidance document that would revoke clearly detailed parameters for manufacturing and distributing homeopathic products.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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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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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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Staff Can Amplify Your Message on Social Media

Your employees might not all be marketers, but with the rise of social media, they can all be advocates for your company and homeopathy in general.   Given that people are active on social media for an average of two hours a day, it’s a missed opportunity if your employees readm more…

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Basic Science Research on Homeopathy

By Iris R. Bell, MD PhD, Professor Emeritus, The University of Arizona, Consultant, Standard Homeopathic/Hyland’s Inc. July 2, 2018 Overview Recent basic science research on homeopathy has expanded understanding of the nature of remedies and their potential biological effects. This paper provides (a) a brief overview of key data and 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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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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