Date Published: 1 September 2006

UK - Indications on over-the-counter homeopathic medicines welcomed

Health News from the United Kingdom (UK).

The British Homeopathic Association and Faculty of Homeopathy welcome the implementation of the National Rules Scheme of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA), which will allow the inclusion of therapeutic indications on over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic medicines from today, 1 September 2006.


John Saxton, President of the Faculty of Homeopathy, said:

The inclusion of therapeutic indications on the labels of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines will make homeopathy more accessible to the public, allowing people to select remedies for minor acute, self-limiting ailments such as nausea, headache, skin conditions and digestive complaints. This is a step in the right direction for those who believe in the importance of patient choice.


The National Rules Scheme of the MHRA comes from Article 16.2 of the European Medicines Directive 2001/83/EC. For further details visit







Source: British Homeopathic Association

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