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UK herbal product registration

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Bioforce's Atrogel Arnica Gel is the first product in the UK to be granted registration under the European Directive on traditional herbal medicinal products, the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announces Nov. 8. The gel is used traditionally for the symptomatic relief of muscular aches and pains, stiffness, sprains, bruises and swelling after contusions, the agency says. "This first product registration is an important landmark," MHRA Chief Exec Professor Kent Woods states in a release. "We hope that Atrogel Arnica Gel will be the first of many products to receive a traditional herbal registration." The directive, published in the EU's Official Journal April 2004, requires new measures for herbal products such as pharmacovigilance, labeling in Braille and user testing (1"The Tan Sheet," July 4, 2005, p. 14)...

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