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[The legal status of homeopathic medicines. Quality requirements, registration and permit procedures]
Institut für Arzneimittel, Berlin.
Homeopathic medicaments which are ready for application have to be approved or registered before they can be made available. This procedure is regulated by the "Arzneimittelgesetz (AMG)", a law regulating licensing and registration of medicaments. The commission in charge of the registration and licensing of homeopathic medicaments is the "Aufbereitungskommission D" of the German "Bundesgesundheitsamt (BGA)", the Board of Public Health. Application forms are dealt with on the basis of controlled and non-controlled clinical studies, application observations, and case studies, as well as specialized literature. The commission is trying to do justice to the particular features of the special field of homeopathy.