Regulatory Situation of Herbal Medicines - A Worldwide Review
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Table des matières
Afficher le documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Afficher le documentFOREWORD
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuI. INTRODUCTION
Fermer ce répertoireII. REGULATORY SITUATION
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuAfrica
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuThe Americas
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuEastern Mediterranean
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuEurope
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuSouth East Asia
Fermer ce répertoireWestern Pacific
Afficher le documentAustralia
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Afficher le documentHong Kong
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Afficher le documentFiji
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Afficher le documentMalaysia
Afficher le documentMongolia
Afficher le documentNew Zealand
Afficher le documentPhilippines
Afficher le documentRepublic of Korea
Afficher le documentSingapore
Afficher le documentViet Nam
Afficher le documentIII. CONCLUSION
Afficher le documentIV. REFERENCES


Traditional medicine has a long history in Fiji and is still used today. Practitioners include herbalists, masseurs, and bone setters.

Legal Status

In addition to Fijian traditional medicines, traditional medicines from other countries, e.g., China, India, and Korea are imported. The existing Pharmacy and Poisons Act of Fiji permits importation of traditional medicines for use by ethnic communities. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board issues import certificates for herbal medicines provided that they make no therapeutic claims. If a therapeutic claim is made on the label or any accompanying leaflet, the Board does not approve an import certificate. The importer is requested to present information which proves the therapeutic claims [132].

The Fiji National Drug Policy recommends that the government encourage and support research in traditional medicines. The existing legislation is being re-drafted and is intended to recognize herbal medicines so that their quality, safety, and efficacy may be controlled. The Ministry of Health recognizes the potential danger in the use of products for which quality, safety and efficacy have not been controlled [133,134].

The Ministry of Health has established a Traditional Medicines Committee but up to now there are no results available [132].

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