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NASH News - September, 2015
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In This Issue:

  • General Liability Insurance
  • Book Reviewers Needed
  • Scholarship Update
  • Upcoming Telecast
  • Another Member Benefit!
  • CEU Reminder
  • FDA update - another date change
  • Welcome to our New Members
  • Membership levels - what are they?
Did you know?

General Liability Insurance is available as an add on for any Registered member who has their professional liability insurance policy through NASH.
Volunteers needed to review new books!
What better way to read some of the new material coming out then to write a review about it!. And you can get CEU's for your work.

Email NASHBookReviewEditor@gmail.com for more information.
NASH has awarded two Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarships for this academic year.   

Sarah Noack
&
Inna Sarumian
were chosen from an outstanding number of very well qualified applicants.  If you know these students, please congratulate them on their awards.

And if you would like to donate to the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund to ensure its future click here. 

Upcoming Telecast for NASH members


Monday, September 21, 2015 – 5pm(PT), 6pm(MT), 7pm(CT), 8pm(ET)

Lyn Farrugia presents:
 

        “How to Keep Your Practice Busy”

Lyn began her homeopathic studies in the 1980's while living in Washington, D.C.   She is a graduate of the Pacific Academy of Homeopathic Medicine and has been practicing for 20 years.

    In 2009, Lyn left San Francisco, California and returned to Hopewell, NJ, where she grew up and is now practicing out of her home office.

    Lyn is designated as a Certified Classical Homeopath by the Council of Homeopathic Certification, and is also a registered member of the North American Society of Homeopaths.  In addition she is a certified CEASE practitioner (Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression) and works with families who have children on the Autism spectrum.  

    Lyn works in Hopewell, Nj and Ho-Ho-Kus NJ. In addition to her private family practice, she teaches workshops in homeopathy and healing herbs.

    Lyn is committed to healing people, animals and the planet by practicing and teaching homeopathy.


Members will be sent access information prior to this telecast.


If you have an interest in presenting a Telecast, please send a proposal for your talk to nashinfo@homeopathy.org.



Past Telecasts are available for listening on our website.



Disclaimer: The content of these telecasts does not necessarily reflect the views of the Board of the North American Society of Homeopaths.  The information presented in these telecasts is for general informational purposes only.  While we endeavor to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the information provided. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. The information provided should not be used as a substitute for advice from your personal health care practitioner.

A New Member Benefit!


Archibel has announced discounts for all NASH members for RadarOpus.  Click here to see what incredible values you are eligible for because you are a member of NASH. 

Ingrid Huddleston at 
ingrid@archibel.us is the NASH liaison.
 
CEU Requirement
All Registered members are required to complete 20 CEU's at the time of your renewal date.  For a complete list of what can be used for CEU's, click here.  The CEU's need to occur within the most current year of your membership.

Deadline has been extended another 60 days.

Request for comment by November 9, 2015: Homeopathic Product Regulation: Evaluating the Food and Drug Administration's Regulatory Framework After a Quarter-Century

In the Federal Register of March 27, 2015, FDA published a notice of public hearing with a 60-day comment period following the public hearing and requested comments on a number of specific questions identified throughout the document. Comments on the notice of public hearing will inform FDA's decision about whether and how to adjust the current enforcement policies for drug products labeled as homeopathic to reflect changes in the homeopathic product marketplace over the last approximately 25 years. In the Federal Register of June 10, 2015, in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments, FDA extended the original comment period for 60 days, until August 21, 2015.

FDA is reopening the comment period for an additional 60 days, until November 9, 2015. The Agency believes that reopening the comment period for an additional 60 days for the notice of public hearing will allow adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without significantly delaying Agency decisionmaking on these important issues. To read the entire Federal Register and to make comments electronically.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SENDING COMMENTS TO THE FDA

 
For those who have been waiting, the transcript of the FDA’s April two day hearing was posted and the entire transcript can be downloaded (PDF file) from:http://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/newsevents/ucm449165.pdf
 
Reminder: you can watch the webcast archives of the 2 day hearing. These can be accessed at: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/newsevents/ucm430539.htm. At the bottom of page there are 8 links to the video webcasts (approx. 1.5 hours each)
 
As you know, FDA’s two-day public hearing to gather information about the current use of products labeled as homeopathic took place in late April.

The hearing focused specifically on FDA regulations of and labeling requirements for OTC homeopathic medicines.

This hearing was not held to discuss the efficacy of homeopathy, the ability of individuals to practice homeopathy or to consider the removal of homeopathic remedies from the retail market.

But, FDA panelists posed several questions about:
• Consumer attitudes about homeopathy;
• Whether or not consumers have enough information to make informed decisions about purchasing homeopathic products over the counter (OTC);
• And whether there is confusion at store shelves with placement of homeopathic medicines next to non-homeopathic medicines.

Now You Can Help
The public hearing was the first phase of information gathering for FDA. The next phase of information gathering is a public comment period – which is now open and will remain open through November 9, 2015.

YOUR assistance at this time will be invaluable!

Help us get the following messages to the FDA:
• Consumers have positive attitudes about access to over-the-counter homeopathic medicines;
• Consumers ARE able to make informed decisions about purchasing homeopathic products vs traditional OTC medications;
• Consumers want to find the right medicine for their symptoms in the appropriate category area of the store.

We encourage everyone who uses homeopathic products to take 5 minutes to submit comments to the FDA about:
• YOUR own personal position and viewpoint regarding homeopathy;
• YOUR understanding and practical knowledge regarding purchasing decisions of OTC homeopathic products.
 

Guidance for Submitting Comments to the FDA


1. The most effective, meaningful comments will address:
   • YOUR attitudes about homeopathy and/or
   • YOUR experiences making decisions about purchasing OTC homeopathic products.
      Why? Because THOSE TOPICS are what FDA is interested in gathering more information about.

2. Many, many people have amazing stories to tell about how well homeopathy worked for them. For the purposes of this public comment period, those stories are going to be most meaningful when they focus on using homeopathy for common ailments that can be self-diagnosed and treated at home (like colds, allergies, headaches, minor injuries, etc.) rather than chronic or diagnosed-based conditions. Again, FDA is most interested in hearing about consumer attitudes towards and making decisions about purchasing homeopathic products in stores. Please try to limit your comments to these topics.

3. Pay attention to the length of your comments. Try to submit comments that are neither too short nor too long.  For example, a comment with only a few words (like “I have no problems deciding which OTC homeopathic products to buy.”) is not really meaningful to those at FDA without some context (like an example of a purchase of an OTC homeopathic purchase that you made) for those at FDA to understand the circumstances of the decision making process. On the other hand, comments that run for pages and pages without really addressing FDA’s questions (or are tedious to read) will not be helpful to FDA’s goal of understanding consumer attitudes and experiences.  So how long is just right? Just make sure your comment tells your story so that the FDA reps reading it will understand your experience. (But, if you’d like a little more guidance, we believe that comments between 300-600 words are probably going to be the most valuable.) And be sure to proofread before hitting submit!
 
4. Finally, remember to keep comments respectful and constructive. (Unfortunately, we have discovered that some individuals in the homeopathic community have sent very negative, disrespectful messages to FDA representatives about the hearing. We request that community members refrain from making any comments that are not respectful and constructive.)
 
5. All comments must be submitted online by November 9, 2015           here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=FDA-2015-N-0540-0001.
 

On the page:

a. Make sure to uncheck that you are submitting comment on behalf of a third party.
b. Select ‘individual consumer’ from the Category drop down menu.

 
Thank you in advance for your support.

Please forward this call for comment on to anyone else who you think might be interested in participating!

Welcome

 

To Our Newest Members


Registered Members


Elizabeth Breadon, CCH, RSHom(NA) - MA
Willow Buckey Brutlag, CCH, RSHom(NA) - CA
Margaret V. Reasor, CCH, RSHom(NA) - TX

 

Associate Members

Elizabeth Hess - WA
Stephen Dyer - OR  
Kristina Buckley - MA

 

Students  

Robyn Perry-Lindsay - NY

Thank you all for supporting NASH!

NASH Membership


Membership is available for the following categories:
  • Registered (CCH certified or NASH registered practicing homeopaths)
  • Associate (non-certified practicing homeopath)
  • Student
  • School 
  • Friends of NASH - Silver, Gold and Platinum Levels
Visit our membership page for more information.
The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) is dedicated to promoting, representing and serving as the voice of all professional homeopaths in North America. NASH aims to develop and uphold the highest level of excellence in homeopathic practice while enhancing the role of the homeopathic profession as an integral part of health care delivery.

Warmly,
Manfred, Tanya, Sarah, Julie, Anna, Laura, Myra and Carleen

 

The Board of Directors 

Chairman of the Board:
Manfred Mueller, CCH, RSHom(NA)                             - manfred@thehomeopathiccollege.org
Interim President:
Tanya Kell CCH, RSHom(NA) - tanya@homeopathytennessee.com
Vice President:
Sarah Williams, CCH, RSHom(NA) - docsarahwilliams@gmail.com
Treasurer:
Julie Mann, CCH, RSHom(NA) - ma13nn@aol.com 
Secretary: 
Anna Cox, CCH, RSHom(NA) - anna4homeopathy@me.com
Registrar:
Laura Sholtz, RSHom(NA), CCH - choosehealth@tds.net
Board Member: Member Benefits Coordinator,
Student Liaison Committee Chair: 

Myra Nissen, CCH, RSHom(NA) - myra@myranissen.com

Executive Director: 
Carleen Johnson,
 CCH, RSHom(NA) -  nashinfo@homeopathy.org 
 


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Please visit NASH online where you can:

• Renew your membership
• Apply to the Registration   Process
• Purchase past journals
• Borrow from our library
• Read homeopathic news
 
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MEMBER BENEFITS

Professional Liability Insurance

The North American Society of Homeopaths has teamed up with Huntington insurance to offer our US Registered Members a Professional Liability Insurance Plan designed specifically for homeopaths.
 
The policy includes these important coverages:

• $1 million of Bodily Injury coverage

• Claims-made coverage of Acts, Errors, or Omissions

• Payment for all costs assessed against the Named Insured in a suit defended


• Appeal Bonds

• Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses from the investigation of claims

The coverage can be purchased online once logged into the NASH website. Registered members can use the easy quoting process, easy credit card payment, and issuance of the policy. This policy is exclusively available to all US Registered NASH members who are in good standing. Policy premiums start at $125 per year. (Similar insurance coverage has previously been available for our Canadian Registered Members. FMI - click here.)

General Liability Insurance is now available with the Professional Liability Insurance policy.

Registered Member Benefit - 20% discount off Washington's products


As a Registered Member you get 20% off of every order that you make with Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP).
WHP is one of the last of the original homeopathic pharmacies. They make and maintain all the single remedies from a stock of hundreds, and ship to individuals, veterinarians, physicians, etc. WHP also sells through over 50 distributors and does private labeling for over 35 companies.
WHP is the oldest full line homeopathic company in the United States. They strive to make just about everything and will get what you need if they don’t make it. In order to be your one stop shop, WHP has added several specialty lines from other homeopathic companies including Bach, Homeopet, Nature's Way and Miers Labs.
Washington Homeopathic Products
260 JR Hawvermale Way
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone Orders
1-800-336-1695
Fax Orders
304-258-6335
Online Orders
www.homeopathyworks.com

 

Online Scheduling Program

An On-line Scheduling Program is offering a 10% discount to NASH Registered Members. Full Slate's scheduling software has everything you need to manage a busy schedule. 

• Let your clients make their own appointments on your website and Facebook page.

• Clients can quickly see when you have availability without having to pick up the phone.

• Collect all the information you need with a custom booking form.  Use predefined fields or create  your own.

• Get alerted to new appointments immediately so you always know when a spot's been filled online.

• Review each appointment request and confirm on a case-by-case basis or accept them all automatically.

Registered NASH members can log in to the website to see details on getting started with this program.

Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund


In loving memory of Liz Bonfig, the “heart” of NASH, the NASH Foundation has created the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund. This annual scholarship will be awarded to homeopathic students who demonstrate passion, service and commitment to the profession of homeopathy.To donate to the Elizabeth Bonfig Scholarship Fund, please use the button below or send a check to NASH FOUNDATION, PO Box 115, Troy, ME 04987.
 
Donate Today

The American Homeopath Journal


NASH is proud to continue the longstanding tradition of publishing The American Homeopath, the journal of the North American Society of Homeopaths. Created in 1994, this annual journal is a scholarly collection of articles, interviews, case studies, materia medica studies and more.

Past issue are available for purchase online.

 
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