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Communications Committee

Chairperson: Suzanne Shelton (The Shelton Group Public Relations)
Staff Contact: Haley Chitty

Committee Purpose:

  • To generate positive publicity about herbs and to counteract adverse publicity promptly;
  • To publicize AHPA's activities on behalf of the herbal products industry.

AHPA Members, if you would like to join this committee, please email the staff contact.

 

Committee Meeting Minutes and News

AHPA corrects inaccurate article on dietary supplements

Dietary supplements are regulated by an extensive framework of laws and regulations implemented and enforced by FDA and other federal agencies

AHPA sent this letter to the editor to The Daily Beast to correct an article ("Tom Price's Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," April 9, 2017) which inaccurately states that the FDA has been "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated."
AHPA awards Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals

AHPA awards Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals

AHPA and the entire herbal products industry have greatly benefited from their years of dedication and hard work

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented its 2017 awards to Elwood Richard, Scott Bass, Loren Israelsen, Suzanne Shelton and BI Nutraceuticals for substantive and positive contributions to the herbal products industry

AHPA responds to inaccurate media coverage of curcumin mini-perspective

Mini-perspective has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines and articles that misinform the public about turmeric

AHPA Chief Science Officer Maged Sharaf, Ph.D., responded to inaccurate media coverage of a mini-perspecive, "The Essential Medicinal Chemistry of Curcumin,"

March 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes

Communications Committee Meeting Minutes

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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.

Frontline segment on supplement safety skewed and misleading

AHPA Update

Regulated supplement industry has long history of advocating for strong enforcement of current law.

Product safety expert debunks research questioning the safety of dietary supplements at Congressional briefing

Press Release

Research purporting to raise significant questions regarding the safety of dietary supplements often lacks context and appropriate data to draw meaningful conclusions

Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2016 AHPA Awards

Submit nominations by Dec. 4

2015 AHPA Awards

AHPA recognizes Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Mountain Rose Herbs and Dick Griffin for herbal industry contributions

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) presented the 2015 AHPA Awards to individuals and companies that have made substantive, positive contributions to the herbal products industry during AHPA's Annual Member Meeting and Breakfast held March 5 at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

March 2015 Communications Committee Meeting Minutes

AHPA Communication Committee Meeting Minutes

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