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Technical Workshops

AHPA regularly presents in-person technical workshops to train the herbal products industry on the latest tools and methods that help ensure high-quality products and compliance with federal and state regulations.

Upcoming Events

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.
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FDA Inspection Trends, cGMP Compliance Issues and Responding to an FDA 483

Recorded Nov. 30 and Dec. 14

This two-part webinar provides an update on the elements of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations (21 CFR 111) that have been the primary focus of recent FDA inspections. Experts also provide strategies to respond to an FDA  483 in order to avoid a warning letter.

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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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Safety first: FDA's main mission in the December 2017 AHPA Report!

December 2017 AHPA Report

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AHPA submits comments on pre-DSHEA dietary ingredient list

AHPA recommended that FDA make significant changes to previous positions on new dietary ingredients (NDIs)

AHPA's comments were submitted in response to FDA's request for input on issues related to the future development of a list of dietary ingredients marketed in the United States prior to October 15, 1994, when the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) became law.
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UNPA endorses AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material

UNPA will encourage member companies to adopt AHPA's guidance

UNPA is the most recent association to endorse AHPA's guidance. The guidance has also been endorsed by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).
Author: AHPA Staff
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The most common FDA cGMP inspection observations of 2016-17

The most common FDA cGMP inspection observations of 2016-17

Data suggests inspections and compliance continues to increase

Data from the most recent FDA inspections of dietary supplement facilities conducted in 2016 and 2017 show FDA continues to inspect an increasing number of facilities annually and the industry continues to get better at communicating compliance to FDA inspectors.
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Supplement associations endorse AHPA's Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material

CRN and CHPA voice support for AHPA's new guidance

AHPA's Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Material (GACP-GMP) has been endorsed by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
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Dietary supplement industry and U.S. anti-doping agency warn consumers about dangerous, illegal ingredients known as SARMs

Groups support strict enforcement action by FDA

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AHPA Chief Science Officer presents at Shanghai International Conference on TCM

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