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Bee Wise and The Law

All the products in the Bee Wise product range are classified as traditional/complementary medicines, this being due to the 100% natural ingredients which we use at all times, without deviation.

The most important ingredient we use has no medical classification at all – TLC – and this ingredient may, of course, be dispensed freely, by anyone, at any time.

Our Stand

  • Bee Wise has no antipathy to any governing regulation which may be passed by the Dept. of Health on traditional/complementary medicines.
  • Bee Wise stands ready to face the future by having voluntarily submitted all product information for registration in readiness for the time when traditional/complementary medicines are officially evaluated.
  • Voluntary submission of information for registration – acknowledged – 8/04/2003.
  • Bee Wise is manufactured only to produce well.

Regulations:

Traditional/Complementary medicine is regulated by the Medicines and Related Substances Control Act 1965 & Amendment 1997. In this Act, there is no mandatory call for traditional/complementary medicines to be registered with the Medical Control Council, nor any other body.

During 1997/98 a review of the medicines regulatory system was undertaken. In the report which followed it was stated that – `Medicines control clearly needs to be extended in an appropriate manner to this field, aiming to ensure that no unsafe products are on sale and that the texts attached to such products do not encourage irresponsible use. In the future medicines control system, there will need to be a systematic attempt to deal with this area fairly, having regard to both public health consideration and public demand’.

This review was followed by a Bill – a proposed Amendment to the Act – which was withdrawn (1998) and was never promulgated.

In February 2002 a call up of complementary medicines was issued.

To date, the evaluations on medicines received still await completion as the process, procedures and guidelines necessary to implement this are not yet in place.