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Homeopathic Research — Our Credibility Depends on Our Unbiased View

June 7, 2019

By Mark Land, AAHP President   Dissemination of research information deserves careful consideration to avoid bias. Research information — basic or applied — risks misinterpretation if it is incomplete or misleadingly presented. The Food Drug and Cosmetic Act protects against these risks as it relates to clinical research information related to drugs1. Formatting, abstracting, and…

Less is More: A Review of Machines that Potentize Homeopathic Medicines

June 3, 2019

In an age when technology becomes faster, smarter, and better, the science and art of crafting homeopathic medicines can be an exciting time. Part of this process, of course, relies on the potency of the medicines through the mechanization of homeopathic machines. Producing these medicines through automated processes improves the accuracy of the dose and…

Basic Science Research on Homeopathy

June 3, 2019

By Iris R. Bell, MD PhD, Professor Emeritus, The University of Arizona, Consultant, Standard Homeopathic/Hyland’s Inc. 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 (b) this author’s perspective on a testable model…

Overview: Membership Meeting 2019

April 2, 2019

The membership of AAHP came together on March 8 for the association’s semiannual Membership Meeting. Taking place during Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., AAHP members convened to hear updates on projects and initiatives, network, and elect new leadership before hitting the tradeshow floor. Three-Pronged Strategic Approach for 2019 AAHP president Mark Land kicked…

The Only Constant in Retail is Change

April 2, 2019

By Ray Petrick, Vice President of Sales, Boiron USA The retail landscape is changing—and dramatically. During the past 10 years, retail disruption has become the norm. The evolution of consumers integrating wellness products into their lifestyle has moved from an emerging trend to the standard. Words like “natural,” “holistic” and “organic” are now in consumers’…

Advancing Global Collaborations: News from the World Integrated Medicine Forum

March 4, 2019

By Eric L. Foxman, Secretary AAHP We are very familiar with the regulatory status and acceptance of homeopathic medicines in the United States. We also have an impression of the status of homeopathy in the European Union. But what is the situation in other countries around the world? I recently returned from the World Integrated…

2018: A Communications Success

November 28, 2018

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2018: A Fast-Paced Year of Advocacy and Education

November 28, 2018

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 safe, effective products for consumers…

Trade Shows That Help You Break Into Mass Market

November 2, 2018

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, separating homeopathic product sales from…

Homeopathic Medicines at Retail

November 2, 2018

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 internal and external pain relievers.…

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