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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

New dietary guidelines highlight use of herbs and spices to reduce sodium intake and describe usefulness of dietary supplements

AHPA Update

Strategies for lowering sodium consumption include using herbs and spices

International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplements Associations (IADSA) December 2015 Newsflash

The latest international supplement regulation news from IADSA

AHPA is an active member of IADSA and distributes the IADSA Newsflash as a member benefit. IADSA is an association focused on the globalization of food supplement markets and regulatory challenges.

US Marshals seize dietary supplements containing kratom (FDA)

Legal Alert

The U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of FDA, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging that kratom is a new dietary ingredient (NDI). An FDA spokesperson said that FDA has identified kratom as a substance that could pose a risk to public health and the agency will use its authority to take action on products containing this alleged NDI.

Welcome to our new website!

Redesigned AHPA.org provides instant access, expanded capabilities and increased connection

AHPA is proud to announce the release of its newly designed website. It has been crafted to better reflect our members needs now and also builds upon technology capable of addressing future requirements.

Industry Associations Welcome Elevation of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to 'Office' within FDA

Press Release

The five trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry today welcomed the elevation of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs (DDSP) to an "Office" status within the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN).
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