The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has reappointed members to its Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee (HMAC) that advises on matters including the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD).
The appointment period runs from January 1 2014 until December 31 2015. The only new addition is Dr Jidong Wu, Ssnior lecturer and programme advisor in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Middlesex University.
The returning members are:
Professor Philip A Routledge (Chair)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology, Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Physician/Clinical Pharmacologist in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Dr Deborah J Shaw
Clinical Scientist/Research Scientist, Herbal & Traditional Medicines, Medical Toxicology Information Services, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Michael R Evans MB ChB
Principal in General Practice, St Lukes Medical Centre Stroud, Clinical Teacher in General Practice, University of Bristol & Faculty Member, British Postgraduate Training in Anthroposophic Medicine.
Dr Robert C G Bracchi
General Practitioner and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University.
Dr Shantha B W Godagama
Practitioner - Ayurvedic Medicine/Acupuncture, London; President Ayurvedic Medical Association (UK); Director Ayurvedic Medical Centre Hale Clinic London; Board of Directors EHPA AMA (UK).
Mr Anthony J Booker
Practitioner of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Kent, MPhil/PhD Student, University of London.
Mrs Christine A Gratus Lay representative.
Mrs Vivienne J Hinks
Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton and Aromatherapy Practitioner.
Ms Alison M Denham BA (Soc)
Herbal Practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Herbal Medicine, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
Professor Michael Heinrich
Professor and Head of Centre for Pharmacognosy & Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London.