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DSHEA was a remarkable achievement, made possible in large part by Sen. Hatch’s persistence and hard work
American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a vocal dietary supplement advocate who helped shape the laws that regulate the industry.
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.
AHPA Annual Member meeting, reception, awards, committee meetings and more!
March 7-10, 2018 -- Anaheim Convention Center, California
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.
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.
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).
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.
IADSA November 2017 Newsflash
This issue of the IADSA Newsflash includes an overview of Thailand expanding its list of botanicals allowed to be used in supplements, China's plan to take enforcement action against fraudulent and illegal health claims and New Zealand and Australia legalizing hemp seeds as a food.