German Commission E
Pronunciation: (JER-mun kuh-MIH-shun …)
The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices Commission E. A committee made up of scientists, toxicologists, doctors, and pharmacists formed by the German government in 1978 to find out if herbs sold in Germany are safe and effective. The Commission has published information on the uses, side effects, and drug interactions of more than 300 herbs.
Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms2004-05-28