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Natural Products Industry Urges Passage of the Health Savings Act

AHPA encourages members to advocate their lawmakers to support the bill

AHPA joined the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association, and the United Natural Products Alliance to express support for the recently introduced Health Care Savings Act (S. 2499 and H.R. 4469) and urge quick passage of the bill.

Facebook marketing tips to avoid trouble with FDA and the high cost of regulation in the February AHPA Report!

February 2016 AHPA Report

AHPA submits comments on proposed CA Prop 65 warning changes

AHPA Update

Association offers recommendations to improve Prop 65 warnings

AHPA opposes U.S. Customs proposal to reclassify certain bilberry and blueberry extracts

AHPA Update

AHPA works to maintain appropriate tariff classifications for botanical extracts

Frontline segment on supplement safety skewed and misleading

AHPA Update

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

AHPA and UNPA launch campaign to educate state attorneys general

AHPA Update

Joint campaign will develop working relationships with state attorneys general (AG) and educate state AGs about the herbal supplement industry.

AHPA submits comments to improve Dietary Supplement Label Database

AHPA Update

AHPA reiterates encouragement for voluntary submission of labels to federal database

Can Echinacea Melt Winter's Colds and Flu? (Wall Street Journal)

Media Alert

The Wall Street Journal reports about a study in 2015 that found a hot drink containing echinacea to be as good as prescription Tamiflu for treating influenza, and a large 2012 study that found the remedy cut down on the number of days suffered with colds.

FDA warns Tibetan Herbal Balance for lack of oversight of contract manufacturer and drug claims in testimonials

Legal Alert

FDA sent this warning letter to Tibetan Herbal Balance for personal testimonials on the company website that promote products as drugs.

Rhodiola rosea and Alzheimer's disease (Phyto Res)

Science Alert

The roots of R. rosea possess a wide range of pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antiinflammatory, anticancer, cardioprotective, and neuroprotective effects that are because of the presence of different phytochemicals such as phenols and flavonoids
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