Although registration of products is already possible now, the procedures cause many problems because of the many issues that are still unclear. For instance; which herbs are allowed in the registration of THMP? Can a registered product still be sold parallel as a food supplement? In short, many questions arise for which the European legislation offers no clear answers.
This situation is rapidly becoming a serious concern for companies, doctors, researchers and citizens. Doing nothing, would certainly cause a serious decline in business. And it will considerably limit the choice of doctors and citizens in looking for proven alternative medicine.
For this reason we have decided to create Benefyt, a Netherlands based foundation which will represent and defend the interests of those companies and operators in Europe involved in working with traditional medicinal products and ingredients in a highly professional and tested fashion.
To this purpose we like to invite you to our first conference, which will take place at the Hotel Hilton in Brussels, November 21st 2009. All additional information can be found here under the "Conference" section. Our first conference is designed in such a way, that we are not addressing the issue to the greater public. We like to work with you to identify the right way forward. It will be relevant to find effective avenues for representing and defending our interest. At the same time we like to build an effective strategy. In addition, we like to discuss the structure of the board and the management committee of the foundation for Benefyt with you. Finally we like to discuss our financial possibilities - funding will be crucial to make progress fast and to become effective.