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Proposal for Regulating Trad Meds PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   

 

Comments Requested on Proposal for Regulation of Traditional Medicines

The Traditional Medicines Congress, an unusual and historic consortium of nine agencies and organizations, representing diverse practitioner disciplines and industry groups involved with botanical medicines, has published a first public draft of “A Proposed Regulatory Model for Traditional Chinese Medicines: Guiding Assumptions and Key Components.”

The goal of the Congress is to “benefit public health by ensuring access to traditional medicines in a manner that provides a reasonable expectation of public safety,” according to a release from one of the participants. The nine organizations are:

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance (AOMA)
  • American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
  • American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM)
  • American Herbalist Guild (AHG)
  • American Herbal Products Association (AHPA)
  • Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
  • Medicinal Herb Consortium (MHC); National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

The Congress invites individuals to review and comment on the document, with comments sent to .  For a copy of a press release on the work and a link to the full document: http://www.ahpa.org/update_05_1129.htm


Comment: A part of the significance of the Congress is the fact of the collaboration itself. Congratulations to the organizers for bringing these diverse organizations together. Note: Thanks to Peggy Brevoort for bringing this to the attention of The Integrator Blog.

 

 

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