Guidelines for the appropriate use of herbal medicines

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WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

Publication details

Publication date: 1998
Price: US $ 10
ISBN: 9290611243
Number of pages: 79

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Summary

Reports the findings and recommendations of a working group convened to prepare guidelines for the use of herbal medicines in Western Pacific countries. Addressed to national health authorities, the report responds to the widespread use of herbal medicine in this part of the world and the corresponding need for mechanisms to ensure that these products are safe and effective, yet remain broadly accessible. With this need in mind, the report sets out a comprehensive framework for developing national policies designed to control the safety, efficacy, and quality of herbal medicines, manufacturing practices, product registration, and labelling, marketing, and trade.