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AHPA responds to dozens of media outlets' coverage of New York Attorney General's inadequate testing of herbal supplements

AHPA has responded to more than 20 media outlets' coverage of the New York State Attorney General's supplement investigation to stress that the allegations are based on inadequate and unproven testing of herbal supplement products. The test results are at the core of the Attorney General's misinformed allegations that several major retailers are selling adulterated and/or mislabeled herbal dietary supplements. 

Acclaimed NIH researcher Dr. Josephine P. Briggs to keynote AHPA Member Meeting

AHPA's annual Member Meeting & Breakfast is a great way to reconnect with fellow AHPA members, meet new contacts, and learn about upcoming AHPA initiatives and pressing issues of importance to the herb and botanical trade.

February 2015 AHPA Report

Researchers seek information on plant medicines used by Ebola survivors by AHPA staff; Analysis of botanical products using HPLC with PCD: theanine in tea by Mark L. Tracy, Ph.D., and Maria Ofitserova, Ph.D., Pickering Laboratories and much more...

OEHHA urged to defend Prop 65 lead limits

AHPA joins coalition criticizing lawsuit aimed at eliminating longstanding safe harbor for lead

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) joined a coalition to urge the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to demand that the Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation abandon its recently filed lawsuit that would overturn the long-standing Proposition 65 "safe harbor" for lead--the most stringent in the world.

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements seeks input on strategic plan

ODS invites public comment on progress report

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) is asking the public to review its recent progress and provide input to help the office develop its Strategic Plan. AHPA will be submitting comments and encourages others in the industry to also provide input.

AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of dietary supplements industry

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) sent a letter to the editor to the Statesman Journal to correct an article ("The truth about dietary supplements," Jan. 22) which inaccurately states, "The supplement industry is largely unregulated."

AHPA recommendations incorporated into draft regulations to amend Prop 65

Several AHPA recommendations incorporated into draft regulations to amend Prop 65

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) this week posted draft regulatory language to amend Proposition 65 warning label regulations with several AHPA recommendations incorporated. The proposed language would repeal the existing regulations that govern the provision of clear and reasonable warnings under California's law.

January 2015 AHPA Report

AHPA President predictions for 2015 by Michael McGuffin, AHPA President; Nominations now being accepted for 2015 AHPA Awards and much more...

AHPA urges FDA to maintain exemption from 100 percent identity testing

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged the FDA to maintain the exemption from the 100 percent identity testing of dietary ingredients under current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for the manufacture of dietary supplements.

AHPA President Michael McGuffin's 2015 predictions and analysis of the mid-term elections (Natural Products INSIDER)

McGuffin discusses what the supplement industry can expect in 2015 and the impact of the mid-term elections

In two interviews with Natural Products INSIDER, AHPA President Michael McGuffin looks back at 2014 to make predictions for the industry in 2015 and analyzes how the industry will likely be impacted by the 2014 mid-term elections.
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