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Industry sees increasing demand for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicine in the EU

In its recent report, appraising data from European member states on the use of anthroposophic and homeopathic medicine, ECHAMPS (European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products) has pointed out that there is “significant to high and growing demand for these products in at least two thirds of EU Member States, including those both with and without a long-term tradition for these products. In some markets, the products are used by up to 60% of the population”.

 

 

The announcement, published 16th December 2015, by the European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products (ECHAMPS) is accessible at: http://www.echamp.eu/news-and-events/news/eu-market-for-homeopathic-and-anthroposophic-medicines-grows-by-over-6-a-year

The report was published November 2015, and is available at: http://www.echamp.eu/echamp-resources/echamp-brochures/november2015-profile-of-an-industry.pdf

EU – livestock production rules: Antibiotics only “when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate”

For organic farming, the EU rules that animal welfare has to be prioritized and:

“disease shall be treated immediately to avoid suffering to the animal; chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products including antibiotics may be used where necessary and under strict conditions, when the use of phytotherapeutic, homeopathic and other products is inappropriate.”

This information was published 25th April 2015 in the Official Journal of the European Union at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32007R0834&from=EN