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AHPA expands online Botanical Safety Handbook with new information and research

AHPA expands online Botanical Safety Handbook with new information and research

Online BSH features extensive safety information on more than 500 botanicals

AHPA has expanded several entries in the online Botanical Safety Handbook to include the latest herb safety information and research.
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Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions

Handbook promotes safe use of herbs to prevent drug interactions

Botanical Safety Handbook features extensive data on herb safety

To help ensure the safe use of herbal supplements and prevent drug interactions, the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) produced the Botanical Safety Handbook to summarize the latest research on the safety of more than 500 species of herbs.
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AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer

AHPA welcomes Dr. Holly Johnson as new Chief Science Officer

Dr. Johnson is a pharmacognosist with more than 20 years of experience
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AHPA mourns the passing of Jim Duke, a leading authority on herbal medicine

AHPA mourns the passing of Jim Duke, a leading authority on herbal medicine

Bestselling author of The Green Pharmacy made invaluable contributions to the herbal community

AHPA was saddened to learn of the passing of James (Jim) A. Duke, Ph.D, a leading authority on herbal medicine who made invaluable contributions to the herbal products community.
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Guidance on test methods used to identify ethanol

AHPA members can log in to access this guidance

Guidance covers a number of physical, chemical, spectrometric and chromatographic methods for the identification of ethanol.
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Guidance on foreign matter limits in herbal ingredients

Guidance recommends plant parts of the same herbal raw material species, other than those named in specifications, should not exceed 5% (by weight), and all other foreign matter should not exceed 2% (by weight)
Author: AHPA Staff
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Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for botanical materals

Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for botanical materals

Best practices and assessment tools help ensure quality of botanicals at every step of the supply chain

AHPA has developed a set of free assessment tools to help the herbal products industry evaluate and document policies and procedures that ensure high quality herbs and herbal ingredients throughout the supply chain. The assessment tools are designed to be used with AHPA's recently released Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials (GACP-GMP).
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American Herbal Products Association and ASTM International Sign MOU on Cannabis Standards

Groups will work together on standards for the cannabis industry

Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Herbal Products Association announced a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on standards for the cannabis industry. The news comes in advance of the first meeting of ASTM International’s new cannabis committee, June 11 and 12.
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AHPA endorses Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act

Legislation would help boost federal expertise on botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has formally endorsed the Botanical Sciences and Native Plant Materials Research, Restoration, and Promotion Act (H.R. 1054) and will be advocating for the bill's passage in the U.S. Congress.
Author: AHPA Staff
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AHPA Issues Guidance on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials

AHPA members have volunteered to apply the portions of the guidance document relevant to their operations

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is developing an assessment program for its recently adopted Guidance on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices (GACP) and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials.
Author: AHPA Staff
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