Harmonization of monographic standards is needed to ensure the quality of Chinese medicinal materials

Kelvin Chan*, Kelvin S Y LEUNG, Sandy S. Zhao

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Abstract

This article provides an overview on the regulations of Chinese medicinal materials (CMMs) in various countries and regions. Harmonization of CMM monographs would provide standards for the quality control of CMM products and play an important role in the modernization and globalization of Chinese medicine. A harmonized regulatory system would improve the quality of CMMs thereby ensuring the safety of the products and assisting Chinese medicine practitioners in their practice. The fast growing demand worldwide for traditional medicines calls for harmonized monographic standards to safeguard the safety and quality of CMM products.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1749
Pages (from-to)18
Number of pages1
JournalChinese Medicine
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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