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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.

AHPA expresses support for some FSMA revisions and requests additional changes

AHPA's FSMA comments request additional clarification

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) submitted another round of comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to supplemental notices of proposed rulemaking for the proposed regulatory language to implement portions of the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA).

AHPA applauds passage of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA)

Congress passed the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 (S. 2012) last night, clearing the bill to be signed into law by President Obama. 

Sen. Martin Heinrich recognized as new Senate standard bearer for dietary supplements

Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) yesterday recognized Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) as the next Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate for safeguarding access to dietary supplements. Heinrich's agreement to take on this role was communicated at a meeting at Sen. Hatch's office attended by all three senators and representatives of several dietary supplement trade associations including American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) President Michael McGuffin.

Senator Tom Harkins bids farewell to U.S. Senate

Long-time supplement supporter Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) delivered an emotional farewell address to the Senate today after serving 30 years as a Senator and 10 years as a Representative.

House subcommittee hearing explores GMO issues and legislation

Lawmakers discussed the safety, labeling and regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food during a hearing held today by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Health.

AHPA requests increased funding for ODS

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) urged National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins to increase the budget of the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to at least the same level of the prior fiscal year.

December 2014 AHPA Report

The 114th Congress: Outlook and opportunities for the supplement industry by Pete Evich, AHPA legislative consultant, Van Scoyoc Associates and much more...

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