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NPA Midwest/MAHO Mission – As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the Natural Products Association Midwest/MAHO Region’s mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products.

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Yesterday, the New York Daily News ran an OP ED piece (criticizing the NY AG investigation) and in the article there was a direct quote from American Botanical Council Chief Science Officer, Stefan Gafner, PhD., “If I would have tried to publish the data that the New York attorney general based his legal action upon, I would think my scientific reputation would be ruined.”

Today, in a article, Dr. Rick Kingston, President, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, SafetyCall International and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota, points out that the business of understanding herbal supplements is very complex. “It’s amazing to me how little my colleagues in pharmacy know about the dietary supplements industry and how little they know about the regulations and how supplements get to market,” Kingston said.

“As a clinician I teach an elective course on supplements, which is often the only information young pharmacists at Minnesota get on these products. My course recently underwent a periodic review for academic accreditation and the committee’s first question was about the New York issue and how bad all these products are. I had to kind of talk them off of the ledge,” he said.

It certainly appears from all published articles in the last two months that AG Schneiderman is so under informed about decoding the complexities of this industry, that the only way he can move forward is to run roughshod over those who have chosen careers as science and regulatory professionals. These experts live and breathe their profession!
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