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Alpine Pharmaceuticals, a Marketing Division of Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc. and the Makers of SINECCH™

SINECCH™ has been in use for more than 17 years as a natural Homeopathic Remedy for bruising and swelling.  Alpine Pharmaceuticals, the proud makers of SINECCH™, is a marketing division of the highly regarded company Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc.  Carrying on the legacy of our founder, Michael Quinn, the leadership of Hahnemann Labs and Alpine Pharmaceuticals welcome you to our website.

Here is a brief history and description of our work on behalf of patients and physicians around the world who seek safe, pure, and well-made Homeopathic Remedies.

Alpine Pharmaceuticals

Alpine Pharmaceuticals was established by Michael Quinn in 1997 as a marketing division of Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc. to exclusively handle the manufacture and sale of SINECCH™, the natural Homeopathic Remedy for reducing bruising and swelling.  The methods of preparation used at Alpine Pharmaceuticals are rooted in the traditional methods used by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a physician who prepared the first Homeopathic Medicines in the early 1800s.  Alpine Pharmaceuticals follows and exceeds the standards of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS), and the regulatory requirements of the FDA are followed and exceeded by using protocols that guarantee that each natural Homeopathic Remedy we provide is the finest available.

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Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc.

Since it was founded in 1985 by pharmacist Michael Quinn, Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc. has provided finest-quality Homeopathic Remedies to many thousands of individuals, Homeopathy physicians, and MDs.  More than 64,000 different Homeopathic Medicines are manufactured by Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc., located in San Rafael, California, about 20 miles north of San Francisco.  The facilities were deliberately located in San Rafael because of its clean air and small town setting.

The FDA-regulated laboratory is a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical production facility, exceeding the standards for cleanliness and workflow design seen in most conventional pharmaceutical plants.  The laboratory is a "cleanroom" that is, cleanroom technology was used to keep the level of particulate contamination extremely low among all of the components of the lab.

Leading Homeopathic practitioners from across the United States and around the world rely on the high quality of the Homeopathic Medicines manufactured by Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc.

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Our Founder - Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn was the founder and Chief Pharmacist of Alpine Pharmaceuticals and Hahnemann Labs and created a vision for a "radically traditional" Homeopathic pharmacy that serves as the guiding principle for the company today.  Michael passed away in January, 2009, but leaves a vibrant legacy and energy with all of us at Alpine Pharmaceuticals and Hahnemann Labs.

Homeopathy first impacted Michael's life in 1974.  He began to study it intensively while a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and later practiced Homeopathy as a layman before attending Pharmacy school.  After graduating from Oregon State University's College of Pharmacy in 1979, Michael worked for six years at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center as the Senior Pharmacist and, later, Supervisor of the Intravenous Admixture Service of the Department of Pharmacy.

Michael started Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc. in 1985, beginning first as a retail pharmacy devoted exclusively to providing Homeopathic Medicines to the patients of some of the finest Homeopaths in the world, at the Hahnemann Clinic in Berkeley, California.  After a year of providing remedies made at other pharmacies, Michael became dissatisfied with the available homeopathic products and the doctors at Hahnemann Clinic urged Michael to begin preparing the medicines himself.

Michael began to make Homeopathic Medicines using the traditional methods laid out by Samuel Hahnemann and added his exacting concern for quality control, learned while working at UCSD where he was responsible for the production of over one million sterile intravenous solutions for the hospital's patients.

The Homeopathic doctors at the Hahnemann Clinic soon noticed a dramatic difference between the medicines made by Michael and the medicines available from other Homeopathic manufacturers.  Michael's medicines had stronger and surer benefits to patients.  The demand for remedies from Hahnemann Pharmacy grew steadily and, in 1997, we opened our FDA-regulated Homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory and, in addition to the pharmacy, became Hahnemann Laboratories, Inc. and Alpine Pharmaceuticals.

Michael was among the most loved and respected figures in modern homeopathy.  A pharmacist by training, Michael grew a modest dispensing pharmacy into one of the largest and most highly reputed homeopathic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the country.  His techniques and the processing machinery he invented are used and admired throughout the world.

Besides being an innovator of pharmacy procedures, Michael was a leader in the scientific study of homeopathy.  He sponsored and designed three independent placebo controlled trials of homeopathic medicines demonstrating impressive statistical results in improving post-surgical healing.  He also taught pharmacy at many homeopathic colleges and sat on the governing board of the North American Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia.

Michael's enduring spirit of quality and innovation lives on in the work of Alpine Pharmaceuticals and Hahnemann Labs.  He left an indelible legacy of dedication and integrity in his field and in his life.

We're proud to offer SINECCH™ to the public as a safe and effective Homeopathic Remedy that is clinically proven to reduce bruising and swelling.  Contact Alpine Pharmaceuticals to learn more about what SINECCH™ can do for you.

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