Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products


January 2015

News from the Board and Fields of Activity

Meeting with the TTIP negotiators for pharmaceuticals

On 07 January, Dr Astrid Sprenger and Dr Barbara Sterner met representatives of the Commission for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The ECHAMP delegation presented its concerns to the negotiator for pharmaceuticals about the potential impact on HAMPs. They were told that the level of safety restrictions for our products in each region will be unaffected by the new partnership. ECHAMP is invited to make further contributions.

ECHAMP response to the Availability Report

After first addressing the Commissioner for Health, Dr Andriukaitis, ECHAMP also sent its response to the report written upon demand of the EU Commission ‘External Study Report on the Availability of Medicinal Products for Human Use’ to the Commissioner for Better Regulation, Mr Frans Timmermans, and to the Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Mrs Elzbieta Bienkowska. ECHAMP has been invited to a meeting with the Commissioner for Health to introduce ECHAMP and to a meeting with the civil servants to discuss the report. The team also sent ECHAMP’s response to the members of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee and to other MEPs who support CAM.

Art.16.2 project

On 27 January, the Art 16.2 steering group met in Arlesheim. Their preparatory work will be discussed at the meeting of the Board of Management in February.

HMPWG consultation

As announced in News Ticker 285, the Homeopathic Medicinal Products Working Group (HMPWG) of the Heads of Medicines Agencies has launched a public consultation on the safety of homeopathic medicinal products from biological origin. The closing date for comments to the HMPWG is 10 April. The Regulatory Affairs Subject Group of ECHAMP will be responding to the consultation. Please contact Dr Astrid Sprenger, Chair of ECHAMP’s Field of Activity, Regulatory Environment via if you would like to contribute to the ECHAMP response.

Publication of the Annual Report 2014

The Annual Report 2014 will be delivered in your office in the next few days. Please let us know if you would like additional copies.


Since 26 January 2015, Laura Verbeke joined the ECHAMP office team. She will support the organisation of the ECHAMP Membership Assembly and the 15th Anniversary event.

Last updated on 12 Oct 2015