Regulatory Situation of Herbal Medicines - A Worldwide Review
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View the documentFOREWORD
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Open this folder and view contentsAfrica
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View the documentGeneral aspects
View the documentAttempts to Meet the Need for Harmonization
View the documentAustria
View the documentBelgium
View the documentBulgaria
View the documentDenmark
View the documentEstonia
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View the documentHungary
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View the documentSwitzerland
View the documentTurkey
View the documentUnited Kingdom
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View the documentIII. CONCLUSION
View the documentIV. REFERENCES

General aspects

The European Community has developed a comprehensive legislative network to facilitate the free movement of goods, capital, services and persons in the Community. According to Directives 65/65/EEC [30] and 75/318/EEC [31], pharmaceutical products require pre-marketing approval before gaining access to the market. Requirements for the documentation of quality, safety, and efficacy, the dossier and expert reports are laid down in Directive 91/507/EEC [32]. Article 39 para 2 of Directive 75/319/EEC [33] obliged Member States to check all products on the market at that time, with a deadline of 12 years, to determine whether they met the requirements of these directives. Countries have taken different approaches in reviewing phytomedicines.

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