viernes, 28 de mayo de 2010

Human Medicines - Herbal Medicinal Products - Adopted Monographs

Human Medicines - Herbal Medicinal Products
Publication and consultation of Community monographs
In accordance with Directive 2001/83/EC as amended, the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) is responsible for establishing Community herbal monographs. These will have relevance for the registration as well as the authorisation of herbal medicinal products.

A Community herbal monograph comprises the Committee’s scientific opinion on a given herbal medicinal product, based on its evaluation of available scientific data (well-established use) or on the historic use of that product in the European Community (traditional use). For some herbal medicinal products, the Community monograph covers both well-established use and traditional use.

The Community herbal monographs provide a harmonised approach to the scientific assessment of herbal medicinal products in the EU, and the Member States shall take them into account when they examine an application relating to a product for which a Community monograph has been established.

When the HMPC has produced a draft Community monograph it is released for public consultation on this website, usually for a period of 3 months. The comments received are subsequently reviewed and the final version of the Community herbal monograph is published.

The HMPC is also responsible for establishing a ‘Community list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products’. For a further description of this work, and for published draft entries to the list, please refer to: Community list

When Community herbal monographs have been established, it follows from Article 16h(3) of Directive 2001/83/EC that they shall be taken into account by the Member States when examining an application. Accordingly, even though the Member States are not obliged to follow the monograph, any decision not to accept the content of the monograph as it is adopted by the HMPC should be duly justified taking into account their important role to bring harmonisation to this field, and to facilitate the use of the simplified registration procedure.

An overview of ongoing HMPC assessment work in relation to establishing Community herbal monographs and/or enteries to the Community list can be found here. Updated on viernes, 28 de mayo de 2010

Template for submitting comments on Draft Community Herbal Monograph / Draft Entry to the Community List

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Human Medicines - Herbal Medicinal Products - Adopted Monographs

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