Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products (DTHMP)
From Michael McIntyre Chairman EHPA
is an update on the Directive on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products
(DTHMP). You will appreciate that the following is my understanding
of the current state of play and is not based on an official statement
from the MCA or the Commission.
Firstly, we have learnt from a meeting with the MCA last week that the
likely date of the DTHMP's passage into law will be 2004, not this year
2003. There has been some delay as the Greek Presidency seeks to redraft
the Directive in the light of the several amendments made as it went
through the EP. A new draft of the DTHMP will be issued probably within
the next two weeks.
the EU market is in disarray with regard to herbal medicinal products.
In a way this disunity is seen as a blessing as it enables the UK to
draw up via DTHMP licensing what will become in effect a national positive