News from the EMEA Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products
Dr. Barbara Steinhoff
Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller e.V. (BAH), Bonn (Germany)
The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) met for the 11th and 12th time at the EMEA offices on 11-12 May and 12-13 July 2006, respectively, under the chairmanship of Dr. Konstantin Keller, Germany. In these meetings, further new guidance documents were discussed. The respective drafts released for public consultation as well as finalised documents can be found on the EMEA website (www.emea.europa.eu). A 5th co-opted member with expertise in the field of traditional medicines could not be found. Some important new documents, which might be of particular interest for the herbal industry, will be discussed in the following.
pharmind 2006, Nr. 9, Seite 1059