On 2 February 2006, the meeting report of the
Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) of 11-12 January 2006 was
published on EMEA's website. The report presents HMPC's current
The discussion points included the following issues:
In February, a harmonised interpretation
of the term "external use" referring to the registration for
traditional drug application will be published.
A whole number of guidelines is going to
There will be a new guideline on "Good agricultural and
collection practice for starting materials of herbal origin
- In the area of GMP regulations, a revision of the 7th Annex on the
manufacture of herbal medicinal products is planned.
The complete meeting report can be found here:
Dr Günter Brendelberger
on behalf of ECA