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Baars, E.W. and H.J. Hamre. 2012. Towards a European regulatory framework for medicinal products with a whole system background. European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 4(1):109.

Number of pages: 1

DOI: 10.1016/j.eujim.2012.07.726

Type of document: Journal Article

More information on authors/freelancers connected to LBI :
Erik W. Baars, M.D., MSc Epidemiology


Language of document: English

Title in English: Towards a European regulatory framework for medicinal products with a whole system background

Abstract / summary in English:

The European Union (EU) has a policy to improve the health of its citizens and to guarantee the sustainability of the health-care systems in its member states. One topic currently insufficiently met by the EU is the testing and licensing of medicinal products (MPs) with a ‘whole system’ background (e.g., anthroposophic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine). In this presentation, based on the scientific literature on whole systems research, we propose a framework for a permanent licensing system for ‘whole system MPs’ in Europe, including models for evidence grading and licensing categories.


Keywords in English: anthroposophic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, policy, European Union, whole systems research
Towards a European regulatory framework for medicinal products with a whole system background