Legislation, Drug

Publication Title: 
Berliner Und Munchener Tierarztliche Wochenschrift

This review gives a summary of the definitions, delimitations and principles of homeopathy and its potential mechanisms of action, which is followed by an overview and critical evaluation of the most important homeopathic drugs registered for treatment of animals. It is shown that several of the marketed homeopathic drugs for treatment of animals violate current drug laws and represent a risk for both the animals and the consumer of food produced from animals.

Author(s): 
Löscher, W.
Richter, A.
Publication Title: 
JAMA

CONTEXT: Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs). OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and concentration of heavy metals in Ayurvedic HMPs manufactured in South Asia and sold in Boston-area stores and to compare estimated daily metal ingestion with regulatory standards.

Author(s): 
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Paquin, Janet
Burns, Michael J.
Eisenberg, David M.
Davis, Roger B.
Phillips, Russell S.
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Sulphadoxine/sulphalene-pyrimethamine (SP) was adopted in Kenya as first line therapeutic for uncomplicated malaria in 1998. By the second half of 2003, there was convincing evidence that SP was failing and had to be replaced. Despite several descriptive investigations of policy change and implementation when countries moved from chloroquine to SP, the different constraints of moving to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) in Africa are less well documented.

Author(s): 
Amin, Abdinasir A.
Zurovac, Dejan
Kangwana, Beth B.
Greenfield, Joanne
Otieno, Dorothy N.
Akhwale, Willis S.
Snow, Robert W.
Publication Title: 
Malaria Journal

BACKGROUND: Change of first-line treatment of uncomplicated malaria to artemisinin-combination therapy (ACT) is widespread in Africa. To expand knowledge of safety profiles of ACT, pharmacovigilance activities are included in the implementation process of therapy changes. Ghana implemented first-line therapy of artesunate-amodiaquine in 2005. Drug utilization data is an important component of determining drug safety, and this paper describes how anti-malarials were prescribed within a prospective pharmacovigilance study in Ghana following anti-malarial treatment policy change.

Author(s): 
Dodoo, Alexander N. O.
Fogg, Carole
Asiimwe, Alex
Nartey, Edmund T.
Kodua, Augustina
Tenkorang, Ofori
Ofori-Adjei, David
Publication Title: 
Toxicology

Currently, the regulation of complementary and alternative medicines and related health claims in Australia and New Zealand is managed in a number of ways. Complementary medicines, including herbal, minerals, nutritional/dietary supplements, aromatherapy oils and homeopathic medicines are regulated under therapeutic goods/products legislation. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), a division of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing is responsible for administering the provisions of the legislation in Australia.

Author(s): 
Ghosh, Dilip
Skinner, Margot
Ferguson, Lynnette R.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: GP-TCM is the first EU-funded Coordination Action consortium dedicated to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) research. One of the key deliverables of the Work Package 7 in GP-TCM was to investigate information of the existing requirements for registration of TCM products listed by global regulatory bodies. The paper aims to collate data and draw comparison of these regulations. Case studies are also presented to illustrate the problems involved in registering TCM products in different regions worldwide.

Author(s): 
Fan, Tai-Ping
Deal, Greer
Koo, Hoi-Lun
Rees, Daryl
Sun, He
Chen, Shaw
Dou, Jin-Hui
Makarov, Valery G.
Pozharitskaya, Olga N.
Shikov, Alexander N.
Kim, Yeong Shik
Huang, Yi-Tsau
Chang, Yuan Shiun
Jia, William
Dias, Alberto
Wong, Vivian Chi-Woon
Chan, Kelvin
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: GP-TCM is the first EU-funded Coordination Action consortium dedicated to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) research. One of the key deliverables of the Work Package 7 in GP-TCM was to investigate information of the existing requirements for registration of TCM products listed by global regulatory bodies. The paper aims to collate data and draw comparison of these regulations. Case studies are also presented to illustrate the problems involved in registering TCM products in different regions worldwide.

Author(s): 
Fan, Tai-Ping
Deal, Greer
Koo, Hoi-Lun
Rees, Daryl
Sun, He
Chen, Shaw
Dou, Jin-Hui
Makarov, Valery G.
Pozharitskaya, Olga N.
Shikov, Alexander N.
Kim, Yeong Shik
Huang, Yi-Tsau
Chang, Yuan Shiun
Jia, William
Dias, Alberto
Wong, Vivian Chi-Woon
Chan, Kelvin
Publication Title: 
Tropical Doctor
Author(s): 
Islam, N.
Publication Title: 
JAMA

CONTEXT: Lead, mercury, and arsenic intoxication have been associated with the use of Ayurvedic herbal medicine product (HMPs). OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and concentration of heavy metals in Ayurvedic HMPs manufactured in South Asia and sold in Boston-area stores and to compare estimated daily metal ingestion with regulatory standards.

Author(s): 
Saper, Robert B.
Kales, Stefanos N.
Paquin, Janet
Burns, Michael J.
Eisenberg, David M.
Davis, Roger B.
Phillips, Russell S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: GP-TCM is the first EU-funded Coordination Action consortium dedicated to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) research. One of the key deliverables of the Work Package 7 in GP-TCM was to investigate information of the existing requirements for registration of TCM products listed by global regulatory bodies. The paper aims to collate data and draw comparison of these regulations. Case studies are also presented to illustrate the problems involved in registering TCM products in different regions worldwide.

Author(s): 
Fan, Tai-Ping
Deal, Greer
Koo, Hoi-Lun
Rees, Daryl
Sun, He
Chen, Shaw
Dou, Jin-Hui
Makarov, Valery G.
Pozharitskaya, Olga N.
Shikov, Alexander N.
Kim, Yeong Shik
Huang, Yi-Tsau
Chang, Yuan Shiun
Jia, William
Dias, Alberto
Wong, Vivian Chi-Woon
Chan, Kelvin

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