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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.
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.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted comments last week that urge the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to significantly modify its proposed rule implementing the "Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration" requirements established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).