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The Homœopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States


Overview, continued

What Is A Drug?

The HPUS is declared a legal source of information on drug products (along with the USP/NF) in the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 301. Section 201(g)(1) of the Act. 21 U.S.C. § 321 defines the term "drug" as articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homœopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States, or official National Formulary or any supplement to any of them.

Official Compendium

Section 201(j) of the Act (21 U.S.C. § 321) defines the term "official compendium" as the "official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homœopathic Pharmoacopœia of the United States, official National Formulary or any supplement to them." The Homœopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States is included in 42 U.S.C. § 801 the Medicare-Medicaid statute and 21 U.S.C. § 801 the Controlled Substances Act. The FDA Compliance Policy Guide 7132.15 treats the subject of "Conditions Under Which Homeopathic Drugs May Be Marketed."

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