If you have a choice between a “natural” drug and a pharmaceutical one, which would you chose?
Statistics show that the majority of people would likely reach for the “natural” drug first. Thirty eight percent of Americans over age 18 and 22 percent of children under the age of 17 use some form of complementary or alternative medicine, according to a survey conducted in 2007 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that 80 percent of the world’s population uses herbal medicines for some aspect of primary health.
So it is only logical that the growing prominence of “natural” medicines is one topic of HRS focus fields. HRS people have early approached to developing medicines derived from plants. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that typically contain a single active compound, plant based or herbal medicines contain a number of active ingredients that can work synergistically and their mechanism of action is usually unknown.
Herbal medicines are also extracted and manufactured differently than pharmaceutical drugs to preserve the plant’s active compounds. The company has several plant-based medicines in its pipeline for different indications: hot flashes, sweating, anxiety and depressive mood. The company has developed proprietary extraction methods for each herbal and is focusing on taking “an integrative approach to health”.
Unique to the company is the focus on combining plant-based methodology with homeopathy. Special methods of extraction are combined with pharmaceutical methods to come up with a process that is based on ICH and follows WHO good manufacturing practice guidelines. The company employs clinical trial methodologies and investigates patient driven drugs.
For example, in several blinded placebo-controlled studies hundreds of patients given the herbal reported 70 percent improvement in climacteric complaints as compared to those who received placebo. Moreover, the herbal improved quality of life considerably.
While herbal medicines are classified as dietary supplements in the U.S. and consequently do not require substantial regulatory approval, the situation is quite different in Europe. How an herbal has been previously used and for how long plays a crucial role in how it will be regulated.
For example, herbal drugs that are already in use would be classified under the “well established medicinal or traditional use provisions” that require companies to submit evidence from the scientific literature establishing that the active substances of the medicinal products have well-established medicinal or traditional use within the EU for at least 10 years, with recognized efficacy and an acceptable level of safety. By contrast, a company that develops an entirely new herbal like ERr 731 must apply for Market Authorization using its own data on safety and efficacy. Although there are no unified data requirements for all herbals, they must all show the same level of quality.
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