How important are ‘precision’ and ‘accuracy’ in the pharmaceutical field? Are there different criteria appropriate to (and necessary for) homeopathic large-scale manufacturers, homeopathic compounding pharmacies and homeopathic practitioner ex temp preparations? The HPCUS Board of Directors has adopted a Statement on Precision and Accuracy developed by the Council on Pharmacy (CoP). This statement was created to acknowledge the need for both these parameters in a wide variety of settings in which homeopathic drug products are created. It provides for flexibility in attaining these goals yet also requires that within each setting, a careful analysis must be documented that justifies the established parameters.
The Statement can be accessed from the left hand menu (Position Statements) on the welcome page of the HPUS (www.hpus.com).