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November 28, 2016

ICMRA HARMONISATION UPDATE

ICMRA HARMONISATION UPDATE In June this year the TNHA broke the news of an international medicines regulatory harmonisation scheme being orchestrated behind closed doors by the heads of twenty international drug regulatory bodies, called the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, or ICMRA in short. We are particularly concerned about this secretive organisation, following revelations about it having established a Complementary Medicine and Herbal Medicine Working Group which was first mooted by, and now chaired... Read More

THE CAM CROSSROADS – WHERE ARE WE HEADING?

THE CAM CROSSROADS – WHERE ARE WE HEADING? Today the South African Natural Health Product (NHP) industry stands at a crossroads and its stakeholders remain dazed and confused like antelope caught in oncoming headlights.  With only two years left for manufacturers, importers and distributors to submit applications to the Medicines Control Council (MCC) to register their products, we are fast reaching a tipping point, where without renewed political will and a true desire to protect... Read More

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY LABELS ON SUPPLEMENTS ARE SO VAGUE?

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY LABELS ON SUPPLEMENTS ARE SO VAGUE? By: Julia Rucklidge, PhD & Bonnie Kaplan, PhD   The NZ government is currently writing a new law (Natural Health Products Bill) aimed to regulate natural health products (NHPs). What is happening in New Zealand is not unique: the push for tighter controls on NHPs is occurring all over the world, including Europe, Canada and South Africa. However, if it wasn’t evident before, these... Read More