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Communications Committee

Chairperson: Suzanne Shelton (The Shelton Group Public Relations)
Staff Contact: Haley Chitty

Committee Purpose:

  • To generate positive publicity about herbs and to counteract adverse publicity promptly;
  • To publicize AHPA's activities on behalf of the herbal products industry.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

 

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

AHPA corrects JAMA article that misidentifies illegal drugs as dietary supplements

Products adulterated with undeclared drugs are not dietary supplements

In a letter to the editor submitted to JAMA Open Network, American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin stressed that the herbal products industry shares concerns about unapproved drugs masquerading as dietary supplements, as outlined in a recent article, but also highlighted that the authors mislead readers by failing to make a clear distinction between unlawful, misbranded drugs and legal dietary supplements.

Claims substantiation webinar

Ensure supplement claims are truthful, legal, substantiated, and will help maximize your marketing

Recorded Aug. 21, 2018 -- Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.
Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers, and Product Marketers that Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Treat Opioid Addiction

Industry trade associations have been consistent in taking strong positions against marketing dietary supplements for treatment or prevention of diseases

The dietary supplement industry is aware of growing concerns regarding significant negative health impacts associated with opioid addiction and abuse. The leading trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible marketing and use of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, and other dietary supplements.

September 28, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Communications Committee

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AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements

Dietary supplements are regulated by an extensive framework of laws and regulations implemented and enforced by FDA and other federal agencies

AHPA sent this letter to the editor to The Daily Beast to correct an article ("Tom Price's Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," April 9, 2017) which inaccurately states that the FDA has been "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated."
AHPA awards Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals

AHPA awards Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals

AHPA and the entire herbal products industry have greatly benefited from their years of dedication and hard work

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented its 2017 awards to Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals for substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry

AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective

Mini-perspective has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines and articles that misinform the public about turmeric

AHPA Chief Science Officer Maged Sharaf, Ph.D., responded to inaccurate media coverage of a mini-perspecive, "The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin,"

March 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Communications Committee Meeting Minutes

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AHPA awards Sen. Tom Harkin, Robert Ullman, Steven Dentali, Paula Brown, and Aveda for contributions to the herbal products industry

AHPA awards Sen. Tom Harkin, Robert Ullman, Steven Dentali, Paula Brown, and Aveda for contributions to the herbal products industry

2016 AHPA Awards

AHPA presented its 2016 awards to Steven Dentali, Ph.D; Aveda, The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences; Dr. Paula Brown; Robert (Bob) Ullman (posthumous); and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA retired) for their substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry.

Frontline segment on supplement safety skewed and misleading

AHPA Update

Regulated supplement industry has long history of advocating for strong enforcement of current law.

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