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China, Hong Kong, Macau To Modernize Compendium of Materia Medica

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Some 30 experts and academics from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and countries in the region have proposed the Herbalome Project to modernize the Compendium of Materia Medica by using a scientific approach. The China Ministry of Science and Technology is reviewing the project as part of an initiative in the next five-year plan. The international medical community does not accept traditional Chinese medicine due to the lack of functional clarity in the complex compositions; moreover, consumer demand of drug safety and efficacy is rising. The ministry believes that only through scientific theory and methodology in TCM research, as well as building on the effectiveness and composition correlation, can the field be modernized and internationalized. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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