Definitions of Anthroposophic Medicinal Products in Pharmaceutical Law



Germany: Law on the circulation of medicinal products (Gesetz über den Verkehr mit Arzneimitteln) 
Art. 4, (33) An anthroposophic medicinal product is a medicinal product that has been developed according to the anthroposophic knowledge of man and nature and that is produced according to a homoeopathic manufacturing procedure described in the European Pharmacopoeia or in absence thereof in a pharmacopoeia officially used in the Member States or according to a special anthroposophic manufacturing procedure and that is meant to be used according to the anthroposophic principles concerning man and nature. 

Switzerland: Law of the Swiss Institute of Medicinal Products concerning the simplified authorisation of complementary and phyto medicines (Verordnung des Schweizerischen Heilmittelinstituts über die vereinfachte Zulassung von Komplementär- und Phytoarzneimitteln) 
Art. 4, 2 f: Anthroposophic medicinal product: Medicinal product, whose active substances are manufactured by a homoeopathic manufacturing procedure, or according to an anthroposophic manufacturing procedure described in the German Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia or in the British Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia or according to a special anthroposophic manufacturing procedure and that is composed and developed according to the anthroposophic knowledge of man, animal, substance and nature and meant to be used according to these principles.

In September 2013, the Supplementum 11.1 about preparation methods for anthroposophic preparations was published in chapter 17.7 of the Pharmacopoeia Helvetica. For the first time the typical anthroposophic manufacturing methods are described in an official pharmacopoeia, as for example the production of vegetabilised metals or metal mirrors.
  At the same time, the monograph on anthroposophic preparations has been revised. Both monographs have been translated into French and Italian.


You can read an unofficial translation published by SwissMedic here.



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