Abbreviations: GACP, Good agricultural and collection practice; GMP, Good manufacturing practice; HMP, Herbal medicinal product; HPTLC, High performance thin layer chromatography; HTP, Hydroxytryptophan; MS, Mass spectrometry; NMR, Nuclear magnetic resonance; PCA, Principal component analysis; PL, Product licence; TCM, Traditional Chinese medicine; THR, Traditional herbal registration; THMPD
, Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive.
Keywords in this release: nutraceuticals, cancer, osteoporosis, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, European Union, EU, Food Supplements Directive, FSD, Pharmaceutical Directive and the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive, THMPD
, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, fortified foods, sports nutrition products, U.
The proposed THMPD amends the Directive 2001/83 /EC,--being the main European legislation for human medicines--regarding traditional medicinal products.
The introduction of the THMPD provides a new route to market for natural product manufacturers, which is an exciting opportunity, the significance of which should not be underestimated.