OC-69: REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN CUBA. CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT HERBAL MEDICINES

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S81, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

Oral Communication

OC-69: REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN CUBA. CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT HERBAL MEDICINES

de la Cruz CB, Ceballos N, Remírez D, Debesa F.

Center for State Control of Drugs, Equipment and Medical Devices (CECMED). E-mail: diadelis@cecmed.cu,diade.remirez@infomed.sld.cu

 

In the last decade, there has been a global upsurge in the use of traditional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine in both developed and developing countries. This is one of the main reasons for reinforcing the surveillance of the safety, efficacy and quality control of traditional medicine, complementary and alternative medicines This work describes the updated regulatory framework of traditional medicine in Cuba, it means the regulations involved in this topic. Taking into account the increase of production of herbal medicines elaborated in the Local Production Centre, this work will focus in details the regulation involved for these kind products. Besides that, the necessity of implementation the Good Manufacturing Practices in these Centres will be presented as well as the strategy for getting the certification of these Centres. Conclusions: CECMED as Regulatory Agency has strengthened during the last two years the Regulatory framework of herbal medicines in order to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of traditional medicines for human using.

 

Citation Format: de la Cruz CB, Ceballos N, Remírez D, Debesa F (2015) Regulatory framework of traditional medicine in Cuba. Considerations about herbal medicines. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S81. Abstract nr OC-69.