Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Research
Answers all questions most frequently asked by manufacturers and provides full guidance on license applications.
The procedure for licensing herbal products in the UK and European Union is changing. The Traditional Herbal Medicinal Product Directive (THMPD) was implemented in the UK in 2005 and allows herbal products to be registered under medicines law. By 2011, every pharmaceutical company manufacturing herbal medicines that are sold in the UK and European Union must have obtained a market authorization.
As a manufacturer of such products, you need to ask the following:
What type of herbal products are you manufacturing?
Would your product comply with the regulations?
Are you required to register your herbal products?
What type of registration or license do you need?
What evidence and manufacturing data do you need to provide?
What are the packaging and leaflet requirements for your product?
And, most importantly:
How do you apply for a license?
Reviewed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), A Practical Guide to Licensing Herbal Medicinal Products answers all these questions and also provides full guidance on product registration, including step-by-step guidance on completing the application forms, information on to whom the forms should be submitted and what costs are involved. All the official legal guidelines and forms are included within the guide. This text is easy and practical to use, guiding you and your company through the initial decision-making process to registering your herbal products.
14-Dec-09, Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal:
'I believe it represents a view of the likely future for natural health products as all herbal products there are now required to be registered under the drugs laws by 2011.'
Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal, July 2009
09-Sep-09, Doody's Notes:
'The book is written for companies in the EU who manufacture and sell herbal products considered medicines...the book also could be used as a teaching tool and example for students to demonstrate the rigorous process that occurs in the EU for licensing herbal medicinal products. The book is innovative in the way it gives step-by-step instructions for the regulatory process. This is a unique and timely book for companies and manufacturers in the EU who produce medicinal herbal products.'
Anna Wodlinger, Pharm.D.,BCPS, Doody's Notes, 9th September 2009