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.
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 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 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.
Oversight framework promotes best practices for cannabis production and distribution from seed to consumption
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has published recommendations for regulators to address issues related to the safe use and responsible commerce of legally-marketed products derived from Cannabis species.
AHPA welcomes 17 new members this quarter
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the global trade association and voice of the herbal products industry, has announced it has added 17 new members during the third quarter, for a total of 45 new member companies joining in 2014 -- a 12 percent increase in membership this year.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) expressed general support and provided recommended changes for the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) proposed Rule, "Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels."
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.
AHPA President Michael McGuffin on July 26 served as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy's Regulatory Science Program. McGuffin's full-day presentation, "U.S. Regulatory Environment for Dietary Supplements," was part of the "Regulation of Foods and Dietary Supplements" course.
Murray State hemp planting is first in the U.S. since passage of 2014 Farm Bill
Nestled between the test plots of soybeans, corn and tobacco there's a new research crop growing in Western Kentucky. One-half acre of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) was planted there in May and is now, as it towers up to 7-8 feet in height, starting to set seed from which economically valuable and versatile oil is derived.