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Title: Guidelines on minimum requirements for the registration of herbal medicinal products in the EMR
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: Use of herbal medicines has increased steadily in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. In some countries, herbal medicines are produced locally and a large population depends on them for primary health care. In other countries, the majority of herbal products are imported. A major problem in the evaluation of imported herbal products is that they often contain more than 10 plants, and it is very difficult to conduct testing and quality control. Another problem is that classification categories for herbal products vary from country to country. Governments need to establish national regulations on the control of imported herbal medicines through sharing experiences and harmonizing standards on safety and quality control across national boundaries. These guidelines were developed through a consultation process with national drug authorities in the Region and will assist countries to establish appropriate regulations
Description: 27 p. ; 24 cm.
Keywords: Medicine, Herbal
Plants, Medicinal
Subject: Complementary Therapies
Herbal Medicine
Gov't Doc #: WHO-EM/EDB/048/E
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