Boiron is the leading manufacturer of homeopathic medicines. Our medicines are made according to strict pharmaceutical and regulatory requirements. To make our medicines more reliable, our preparation techniques combine a respect for tradition with technological innovations.
FDA Regulations, Manufacturing Standards and Labeling
Since the passing of The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated homeopathic medicines as drugs. To be accepted as a homeopathic medicine by the FDA, product ingredients must be identified in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) or generally accepted as homeopathic under the principles of homeopathy.
All Boiron homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest standards, complying with specifications of the HPUS, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Being regulated as a drug (as opposed to a food or dietary supplement) ensures that homeopathic medicines adhere to drug labeling specifications. Like conventional over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, packaging for homeopathic medicines must state: specific diseases, ailments or symptoms for which the product is to be used; the concentration of active substance or substances contained therein; the recommended dosage; and the mode of application.
These clear specifications simplify choices for consumers and make guidance easier for physicians, pharmacists and retailers.