Guidelines for the Appropriate use of Herbal Medicines
(1998; 88 pages)
Table of Contents
View the documentForeword
Open this folder and view contents1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Goals and objectives of the guidelines
View the document3. Definitions
Open this folder and view contents4. National policy development
Open this folder and view contents5. Development of a national programme on herbal medicines
Open this folder and view contents6. Regulation of practitioners
Close this folder7. Regulation of the manufacture and distribution of medicinal herbal products
View the document7.1 General considerations
View the document7.2 Good manufacturing practices (GMP)
View the document7.3 Training of regulatory staff
View the document7.4 WHO certification scheme on the quality of pharmaceutical products moving in international commerce
Open this folder and view contents8. Regulation of herbal medicines
View the document9. Use of the guidelines
View the documentAnnex 1: Report of the meeting of the working group on herbal medicines
View the documentAnnex 2: List of temporary advisers, consultants, observers and secretariat
View the documentAnnex 3: Agenda
View the documentAnnex 4: Opening Speech of Dr S.T. Han, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Region Working Group on Herbal Medicines, 8 December 1997, Manila, Philippines
View the documentAnnex 5: Closing Remarks of Dr S.T. Han, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific Working Group on Herbal Medicines, 12 December 1997, Manila, Philippines
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7.2 Good manufacturing practices (GMP)

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is that part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently produced and controlled to quality standards appropriate to their intended use and as required by the marketing authority. GMP rules are directed primarily at diminishing the risks inherent in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be prevented completely through the testing of final products.

All procedures for the manufacture of herbal medicine under regulation should be in accordance with GMP. WHO Good manufacturing practices for pharmaceutical products and Good manufacturing practices: supplementary guidelines for the manufacture of herbal medicinal products may be consulted when the GMP for an individual country is prepared.

A phased approach to the implementation of GMP may be required.

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