Working to develop the scientific basis for a permanent regulatory framework for anthroposophic medicinal products in Europe

Methods and strategies

Scientific methods

The work of ESCAMP will integrate existing scientific data e. g. from the Anthroposophic Pharmaceutical Codex [1], the Monographs of the Commission C [2,3], and from a health technology assessment report on Anthroposophic Medicine [4]. In addition analyses on existing databases such as the Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines database [5] and the EvaMed-pharmacovigilance database [6-8] will be performed. Furthermore, ESCAMP may recommend or initiate new research projects.

Reference List

  1. Anthroposophic Pharmaceutical Codex APC, Third Edition. Dornach: The International Association of Anthroposophic Pharmacists IAAP; 2013.
  2. Anthroposophische Arzneimittel. Aufbereitungsmonographien der Kommission C. [Anthroposophic medicinal products. Monographs of the Commission C]. Filderstadt: Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophical Medicine in Germany; 1999.
  3. Glöckler M, editor. Anthroposophische Arzneitherapie für Ärzte und Apotheker [Anthroposophic medication therapy for physicians and pharmacists]. Stuttgart: Deutscher Apotheker Verlag; 2008.
  4. Kienle GS, Kiene H, Albonico HU. Anthroposophic medicine: effectiveness, utility, costs, safety. Stuttgart, New York: Schattauer Verlag; 2006. Update: Kienle GS, Glockmann A, Grugel R, Hamre HJ, Kiene H: Klinische Forschung zur Anthroposophischen Medizin – Update eines "Health Technology Assessment"-Berichts und Status Quo. Forsch Komplementmed 2011;18, DOI: 10.1159/000331812.
  5. Vademecum of Anthroposophic Medicines. First English edition. Filderstadt: Medical Section of the School of Spiritual Science; International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA); Association of Anthroposophic Physicians in Germany (GAÄD); 2009.
  6. Jeschke E, Ostermann T, Tabali M, Bockelbrink A, Witt CM, Willich SN, et al. Diagnostic profiles and prescribing patterns in everyday anthroposophic medical practice - a prospective multi-centre study. Forsch Komplementmed 2009 Oct;16(5):325-33.
  7. Jeschke E, Luke C, Ostermann T, Tabali M, Hubner J, Matthes H. Verordnungsverhalten anthroposophisch orientierter Ärzte bei akuten Infektionen der oberen Atemwege [Prescribing practices in the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections in anthroposophic medicine]. Forsch Komplementarmed 2007 Aug;14(4):207-15.
  8. Jeschke E, Ostermann T, Tabali M, Vollmar HC, Kroz M, Bockelbrink A, et al. Pharmacotherapy of elderly patients in everyday anthroposophic medical practice: a prospective, multicenter observational study. BMC Geriatr 2010;10(48).

Last update: March 2017