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AHPA joins nearly 140 organizations advocating California Prop 65 improvements

AHPA joins coalition to submit comments on proposed California Prop 65 reform

In its most recent effort to improve California Proposition 65 (Prop 65), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition of nearly 140 organizations and companies to submit comments in response to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) proposal to reform this law.

Contract Manufacturers and their Customers: Best Practices for Effective Partnerships

Presented November 13, 2014

Dietary supplement contract manufacturers and their “own-label distributor” customers must navigate a host of issues in order to establish effective business partnerships that ensure quality and compliance with federal laws and regulations

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) October Newsflash now available

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA), an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges, is providing AHPA members with the latest international supplement regulation news through theIADSA Newsflash, a monthly e-newsletter.

This Week's Election and the Dietary Supplement Industry

An overview of the November 4 U.S. Congressional elections and the potential impact on the herbal products and dietary supplements industry

Even the most casual observers of American politics are aware that Republican candidates fared extremely well in this past Tuesday's national elections. Republicans won control of United States Senate, expanded their majority in House of Representatives, and also picked up additional governships.

AHPA launches AHPA Import Records Center

Industry urged to report import interruptions

AHPA launched the Import Records Center to collect information on regulatory interruptions encountered when shipping herbs and other goods into the U.S.

AHPA corrects JAMA research letter that misidentifies illegal drug products as dietary supplements

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) responded to a research letter, "Presence of Banned Drugs in Dietary Supplements Following FDA Recalls," published October 21 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), to correct the letter for falsely identifying illegal, adulterated drugs as dietary supplements.

Industry Coalition Reminds Consumers, Retailers Dietary Supplements Cannot Claim to Cure, Prevent Ebola Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The dietary supplement industry is aware of public concern regarding the Ebola virus ("Ebola virus disease") and of the desire of the public to protect itself against this virus. The trade associations of the dietary supplement industry support the responsible sale and use of health-promoting vitamins, minerals, herbs and other dietary supplements. We are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to prevent Ebola virus infection or treat Ebola virus disease. Furthermore, federal law does not allow dietary supplements to claim to treat any diseases, including Ebola virus disease.

AHPA proposal for more useful Prop 65 warning gains traction among regulators

OEHHA to consider AHPA's informative, consumer friendly label warning

In a breakthrough meeting with AHPA president Michael McGuffin on Sept. 25, top officials of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recognized the value of AHPA's innovative proposal to allow more informative warnings for California's Proposition 65-listed reproductive toxins to replace the inflammatory and alarming language currently required. Based on this understanding, OEHHA requested AHPA to present specific recommendations on how to change the current regulations.

AHPA President provides supplement regulation compliance strategies at Effective Compliance Seminar

AHPA President Michael McGuffin on Tuesday provided an overview of supplement regulations and compliance strategies at the Best Practices in QC, GMP for Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals Effective Compliance Seminar in Salt Lake City.

AHPA President speaks at annual Health Concerns Symposium

AHPA President Michael McGuffin on Sunday provided an update of issues impacting the herbal products industry at the annual Health Concerns Symposium, an educational event for practitioners, students, and partners in the holistic, herbal and alternative medicine community held in San Francisco. 
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