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Revista Cubana de Farmacia

versión impresa ISSN 0034-7515versión On-line ISSN 1561-2988


LEON RODRIGUEZ, Rafael Diego. World panorama of the market of homeopathic drugs starting from medicinal plantsWorld panorama of the market of homeopathic drugs starting from medicinal plants. Rev Cubana Farm [online]. 2005, vol.39, n.1, pp.1-1. ISSN 0034-7515.

A bibliographic review was made to offer a panorama of the market of homeopathic drugs at the international level, assessing the characteristics and peculiarities of these today's products for their commercialisation, as well as the prospects existing for their development in Cuba. Nowadays, there is a marked interest in the reestablishment of the practice of homeopathic medicine. The reasons that justify this rebirth are: the existence of a large potential market in several countries and its effect as a possible alternative medicine on the pharmaceutical market, which is reflected by its increasing use by doctors and consumers in various regions of the world. The homeopathic market has grown in the last years not only because of the rise in the knowledge of the homeopathic products and the possible adverse reactions of the traditional drugs, but also because of the growing number of doctors prescribing homeopathic remedies. With the incorporation of homeopathy to the so-called alternative therapies by the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba and with the . training of hundreds of specialists from different branches of medicine all over the country, the demand of homeopathic drugs has increased due to their proved effectivity and to the absence of the adverse effects most of the drugs of synthetic origin have. To give an answer to this increasing demand, the Centre for the Research and Development of Drugs produces and controls the quality of homeopathic tinctures of plant origin to widen the therapeutical stock of the National Health System and the obtention of incomes as a result of their commercialisation.

Palabras clave : Homeopathic drugs; commercialisation; medicinal plants.

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