Herbal Medicines: Challenges in the Modern World. Part 1. Australia and New Zealand
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As in many developed countries, herbal medicines (HMs) are widely used in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). The popularity of HM continues to rise. Western, Asian and indigenous HMs are used, reflecting the cultural diversity of people in this region. HMs in Australia are regulated on a risk-based system with many HMs identified as being low risk. The legislation was reviewed in 2015 and proposals for change are under consideration. In NZ, it is recognised that current regulations for HMs and other natural health products (NHPs) do not adequately protect public health. NZ is entering a phase of regulatory change for this sector, and proposals for a 'light-touch' regulatory framework for NHPs are planned to be introduced into legislation during 2016.
McLachlan, A. J.,
Sherwin, C. M.,
& Enioutina, E. Y.
(2016). Herbal Medicines: Challenges in the Modern World. Part 1. Australia and New Zealand. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, 9 (7), 905-915.