News from the EMA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products
Dr. Barbara Steinhoff
Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller e. V. (BAH), Bonn
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) met for the 40th, 41st and 42nd times at the EMA offices on 30 – 31 March, 10 May and 11 – 12 July 2011 under the chairmanship of Dr. Werner Knöss. In all these meetings, many new guidance documents were discussed in the HMPC’s working parties and subgroups, e. g. in the Working Party on Community Monographs and Community List (MLWP). All drafts released for public consultation as well as the finalised documents and further important information can be found on the EMA website (www.ema.europa.eu). Some important new documents, which might be of particular interest for the herbal industry, are discussed in the following.
pharmind 2011, Nr. 9, Seite 1615