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AHPA on USP ingredient information

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The American Herbal Products Association asks U.S. Pharmacopoeia to "refrain from requiring cautionary statements" on "USP-quality black cohosh and USP powdered decaffeinated green tea extract" in its newly adopted ingredient safety classification system. Instead, AHPA suggests USP use a safety information section in supplement ingredient monographs to present findings from DSI-EC. This would allow manufacturers "to intelligently apply the findings of the DSI-EC as is appropriate on a product-by-product basis," the group says. The current system adopted by USP classifies ingredients into three categories: Class 1, (safe with no labeling statement), Class 2 (safe with suitable labeling statement) and Class 3 (not safe)...
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