Regulatory Situation of Herbal Medicines - A Worldwide Review
(1998; 49 pages) [French] [Spanish] View the PDF document
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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
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View the documentDenmark
View the documentEstonia
View the documentFinland
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View the documentHungary
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View the documentSweden
View the documentSwitzerland
View the documentTurkey
View the documentUnited Kingdom
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View the documentIII. CONCLUSION
View the documentIV. REFERENCES


Herbal products were included in specific Portuguese legislation in 1993 on health products which comprise e.g., cosmetics, medicinal plants, dietetic products with therapeutic use, and homoeopathic preparations. They are controlled by the Instituto Nacional da Farmácia e do Medicamento (INFARMED), an authority responsible to the Ministry of Health. A special division of this Institute is entitled to draw up rules for marketing, quality and safety of this group of products [86].

According to the drug law, phytomedicines are subject to the same registration requirements as chemically based medicines [87]. Specific rules on herbal medicines, however, are not part of the Portuguese drug law. The implementation of legislation concerning classification and sale of herbal medicines is urgently required [88].

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