Position Statements

Consumer Advertising and Labeling Guideline for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Medicines

Adopted August 22, 2012 Revised August 29, 2017 Introduction Homeopathic medicines play an increasing role in self-medication among American consumers. Homeopathic products sold at retail provide consumers with access to low cost, safe medications, and they are routinely marketed to consumers on retail shelves among other well known OTC products. readm more…

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Consideration of Homeopathic Medicine as a Vaccine Alternative

 Milwaukie, Ore., Autumn 2015—As the public debate on vaccinations rises, more healthcare providers and parents alike seek information. The American Association Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) reminds manufacturers and marketers that the promotion of any product—homeopathic or otherwise—as an over-the-counter alternative to a vaccine is a violation of federal and state law. Furthermore, in readm more…

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Experts Discuss Advertising of Homeopathic Medicines at FTC Workshop

Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2015—Trade association leaders, experts in consumer marketing and regulations, and top physicians came together on Monday, September 21 in Washington, D.C. at “Homeopathic Medicine & Advertising: A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Workshop.” President of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) Mark Land stated, “We have readm more…

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Homeopathic Industry Proposes More Broad Use of Disclosures to FTC as the Path Forward

Industry leaders provide perspective on partnership opportunities for Federal Trade Commission Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2015— To better help consumers make informed choices, the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP) proposed strengthening product label and advertising disclosures to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today in Washington, D.C. at the agency’s readm more…

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AAHP Addresses OTC Homeopathic Drug Products for Asthma

The American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (AAHP), representing the principal manufacturers and distributors of homeopathic medicines in the United States, said today it fully supports the Food and Drug Administration’s position that consumers should seek the advice of their health care provider if they suspect they or their children are readm more…

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AAHP Response to Australian Study on Homeopathic Effectiveness

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Information Paper: Evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions On March 11, 2015, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) released an information paper and announcement regarding evidence on the effectiveness of homeopathy for treating health conditions. The readm more…

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Safety Record of Homeopathic Medicines

While the causal relationship between intranasal zinc preparations and anosmia is examined in a study published in the July 2010 issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, the study’s practical application on public health is reduced to supporting action taken the following summer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in removing related products from the marketplace.

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Bioterrorism

The anthrax and related bioterror scares put quite a strain on the information resources of the homeopathic industry.

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Diabetic Homeopathic Products

AAHP fully supports the Food and Drug Administration position that OTC drug product labels shall bear indications for use consistent with conditions amenable to self diagnosis and treatment.

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Avian Flu

AAHP wishes to inform the public of its view of the sale of homeopathic medication to prevent or treat Avian Flu.

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