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The Problem of Herbal Medicines Legal Status : Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law - J. L. Valverde

The Problem of Herbal Medicines Legal Status

Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law

By: J. L. Valverde (Editor)

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The main problem in the use of medicinal plants, discussed in this book, is that citizens are being persuaded that herbal medicine is based on its low or even absent toxicology. A good efficacy is assumed as self-evident, and therapeutic benefit without risks is expected. Many users prefer natural medicine instead of synthetic remedies. However, the number of reports on unwanted side effects of phytomedicines increased in the last years. In some instances, a lack of pharmaceutical quality was found. The unqualified recommendation of herbal medicines may represent a considerable risk to the user. The use of a herbal remedy with unproven efficacy can represent a risk for the user when a more effective and necessary treatment will therefore be stopped or omitted. These circumstances must be taken into account by the governments, inspection services, the doctors and the judges. The present approach to herbal medicines and fraud with these products do not receive the necessary punishment because it is believed that if the product does not have any therapeutic property, it cannot entail any harm either.

Research and regulation of herbal medicinesp. 7
Present and future regulations for herbal medicinal products in the EUp. 17
Herbal medicinal products in Germany and Europep. 27
Monographs for herbal medicinal products: A way to reach harmonizationp. 37
How to establish a free market to herbal medicinal products: An industry viewp. 47
Herbal medicinal products in the European Unionp. 55
Medicines from medicinal plants in spainp. 201
Author Index Volume 2p. 207
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ISBN: 9781586030056
ISBN-10: 1586030051
Series: Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 1st January 2000
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1