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Proposed Standards and Regulatory Mechanisms for New Homeopathic Drug DevelopmentFunding None.
Introduction Researchers working with new insights and new targets in new drug discovery in the homeopathy space observe that the path of drug-development and market authorisation has been less travelled and the pathway is not yet well-mapped. The need of the time is to define clear guidelines and regulatory mechanisms to facilitate the process of new drug discovery.
Overview The article is about the proposed methods for identifying the new homeopathic substances for therapeutic use. An overview of the current regulations for drug development in India is discussed in this article. Method of new drug development in homeopathy, standards and regulatory mechanism for approval of new drugs are proposed with few illustrations and references. An introductory plan, based on the perspective and experience of researcher, practitioner, academician and inventor for drug discovery is proposed.
Discussion An urgent need for setting up the guidelines for new drug discovery has been identified and a basic proposition is made for the same, suggesting practical, pragmatic and achievable measures, and independent regulatory body to encourage drug development and research.
Article published online:
31 December 2021
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