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AHPA submits comments to DEA on potential impacts of scheduling herbal constituents

DEA should avoid restricting research on new medical uses, health benefits, or other uses for botanicals

In comments submitted last week to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the agency to refrain from using its authority to effectively remove a plant from the existing marketplace because naturally occurring constituents become scheduled under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Author: AHPA Staff
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"Incidental DNA fragments" may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

A caution to industry and regulators

This article, "A caution to industry and regulators - 'Incidental DNA fragments' may be misinterpreted using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)," is authored by Dr. Steven Newmaster, Professor, Botany & Genetics/Genomics at the University of Guelph, Dr. Subramanyam Ragupathy, Senior Scientist, NHP Molecular Diagnostics at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, and Dr. Robert Hanner, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at TRU-ID Ltd. These leading DNA experts detai challenges and pitfalls of DNA analysis used to verify the identity of herbal ingredients.
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Free AHPA Webinar Examines Revised NDI Draft Guidance

Herbal industry experts provide analysis of 2016 Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs)

Recorded August 30, 2016. Member cost: Free. Nonmember cost: $99

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FDA Releases Revised Draft of NDI Guidance

Revised draft replaces FDA’s 2011 draft

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today released revised draft guidance for new dietary ingredients (NDIs) to be published in the Federal Register on Friday. The revised draft replaces FDA’s 2011 draft.
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Submit Updates for the Next Edition of AHPA's Herbs of Commerce

Deadline for submissions is Aug. 1

Herbs of Commerce 3rd Edition is coming. AHPA begins open call for updates and additions.
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AHPA Presents on GACP and GMP for Herbal Ingredients at ACI Conference

AHPA leading industry consensus process for creation of self-regulatory initiatives

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin discussed development of good agricultural and collection practices (GACP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP) in the herbal ingredient supply chain on June 28 at the American Conference Institute's (ACI's) fourth annual Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements in New York City.
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How to Choose a Contract Laboratory

Learn what factors to consider before selecting a contract lab and and how to get your testing completed correctly

Recorded May 18, 2016. Member cost: $199. Nonmember cost: $399.

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AHPA President Reviews Adulteration Solutions at IADSA Expert Roundtable on Botanicals

Industry and government efforts are helping fight adulteration

American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin outlined how the herbal supplement industry continues to develop solutions to address adulteration at an Expert Roundtable on Botanicals held by the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) on Monday.
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Demystifying Microbiology for the Herbal Product and Dietary Supplement Industries

an overview of microbiology and strategies to ensure manufacturing operations protect against the potential for microorganism growth and contamination

Recorded March 22, 2016. Member cost: $220. Nonmember cost: $520.

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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.

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