EMA: Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products approves four-year work programme

The Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) at the European Medicines Agency has approved a work programme for 2012-2015 with the aim of strengthening the integration of herbal medicines in the pharmaceutical legislative framework and benefiting the European consumer through safe and effective use of herbal medicinal products. The document supports the objectives of the European Medicines Agency Roadmap to 2015 in relation to herbal medicinal products, and describes a range of new activities beyond those that form part of the regular assessment work of the HMPC.