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Product safety expert debunks research questioning the safety of dietary supplements at Congressional briefing

Press Release

Research purporting to raise significant questions regarding the safety of dietary supplements often lacks context and appropriate data to draw meaningful conclusions

Effect of Resveratrol Treatment on the Pharmacokinetics of Diclofenac in Healthy Human Volunteers

Science Alert

This limited study assessed the effect of resveratrol on the pharmacokinetics of diclofenac, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, in 12 healthy human volunteers

Goldenseal and Aloe vera "non-decolorized whole leaf extract" added to California Proposition 65 list

AHPA Update

Companies generally have one year to ensure products comply with new Proposition 65 requirements

FDA updates webpages to reduce confusion between legal dietary supplements and illegal drug-spiked products

AHPA Update

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated language on several pages of its website to more accurately describe illegal, drug-spike products and to remove references to these as dietary supplements after the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) requested the changes.

Learn how FDA is working with states and retailers to extend supplement resources in the December 2015 AHPA Report!

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FDA warns Life Support Development for drug claims and alleged cGMP violations (FDA)

Legal Alert

FDA warns Life Support Development for claims that provide evidence that the company's Hangover Relief product is intended for use as a drug.

Wary of mainstream medicine, immigrants seek remedies from home (New York Times)

Media Alert

The New York Times reports on an ethnobotanist who is conducting a multiyear study of folk remedies sold in New York's botanicas.

Colombia to legalize medical marijuana under presidential decree (Fox News)

Media Alert

Growing, distributing and selling cannabis will remain illegal and there are no plans to fully legalize marijuana for recreational consumption or commercial sale.

Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Nigella sativa (Planta Med)

AHPA Science Alert

A review of reported activities of Nigella sativa (nigella) seeds with an emphasis on the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. The authors attributed these activities to the oil present and, in particular, the thymoquinone constituent.

FDA posts final import and produce regulations to implement FSMA (FDA)

AHPA Legal Alert

The final rules establish enforceable safety standards for produce farms -- Produce Safety rule -- and make importers accountable for verifying that imported food meets U.S. safety standards -- Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) rule. FDA also issued a rule establishing a program for the accreditation of third-party certification bodies, also known as auditors, to conduct food safety audits of foreign food facilities -- Accredited Third-Party Certification rule.
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