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Government Relations Committee

Chairperson: Staci Eisner (Cortex Scientific)
Staff Contact: Michael McGuffin

Committee Purpose: To monitor legislative and regulatory issues and agencies for the purpose of developing industry positions that conform to AHPA's mission.

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

 

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

AHPA Opposes Blumenthal-Durbin Amendment to Restrict Some Supplement Sales on Military Bases

AHPA opposes separate regulatory standards that differ from existing general standards

“It is illogical as a regulatory principle and unworkable from a business perspective to require one set of rules for products sold through one channel of trade, such as stores on military bases, and another set of rules in the rest of the country,” said AHPA president, Michael McGuffin.

March 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Government Relations Committee meeting minutes

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Free AHPA-UNPA Webinar Prepares Members for a State Attorney General Call

Tips on how your company should respond to a state attorney general's letter of inquiry

Recorded March 24, 2016. Free to members and nonmembers.

AHPA Advocacy Spurs Correction of FDA's Dietary Supplement Labeling Guide

AHPA Update

Term 'dietary supplement' by itself may be considered the statement of identity

Natural Products Industry Urges Passage of the Health Savings Act

AHPA encourages members to advocate their lawmakers to support the bill

AHPA joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association, and the United Natural Products Alliance to express support for the recently introduced Health Care Savings Act (S. 2499 and H.R. 4469) and urge quick passage of the bill.

AHPA opposes U.S. Customs proposal to reclassify certain bilberry and blueberry extracts

AHPA Update

AHPA works to maintain appropriate tariff classifications for botanical extracts

AHPA and UNPA launch campaign to educate state attorneys general

AHPA Update

Joint campaign will develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate state AGs about the herbal supplement industry.

January 15, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Government Relations Committee meeting minutes

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Product safety expert debunks research questioning the safety of dietary supplements at Congressional briefing

Press Release

Research purporting to raise significant questions regarding the safety of dietary supplements often lacks context and appropriate data to draw meaningful conclusions

October 2015 Meeting Minutes

Government Relations Committee meeting minutes

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