ESCOP represents a scientific umbrella organization which gives support to scientific research and contributes to the acceptance of phytotherapy on a European level. Moreover, since 1992 ESCOP has been working on monographs, structured like SPCs, for individual plant drugs and their preparations. For a harmonized assessment, each monograph takes into account the available scientific literature, national viewpoints and the advice of many authorities on the subject.
According to the HMPWP of the EMEA, these scientific monographs may offer a valuable and updated overview of published scientific literature, which together may be used in support of the demonstration of the safety and efficacy of a medicinal product in a bibliographic application.
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