2015–2020 Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee Work Plan

Latest Updates

  • March 28–29, 2017 Joint Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee meeting at USP–U.S., Rockville
  • May 11, 2017 Cranberry Roundtable at USP–U.S., Rockville
  • Screening Methods for Supplements Adulterated with Drugs – Quality Matters blog post
  • Interested in learning more about the work of  this Expert Committee? Attend an Expert Committee meeting.

Focus Areas

  • Botanical dietary supplement ingredient and product monographs
  • Herbal medicinal ingredient, powder, and extract monographs

Expert Committee Charge

The Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee is responsible for the development of new and revision of existing monographs and their associated reference materials for botanical dietary supplements and herbal medicine ingredients.  The Expert Committee will address U.S. as well as global standards.

Key Issues

  • Work with FDA and stakeholders to develop new and improve existing botanical dietary supplement and herbal medicine monographs
  • Work with FDA and stakeholders to modernize existing botanical drug monographs
  • Modernize chromatographic methods for identification of articles of botanical origin as appropriate

Subgroups and Expert Panels

  • <2040> Disintegration and Dissolution of Dietary Supplements Expert Panel
  • <2251> Adulteration of Dietary Supplements with Drugs and Drug Analogs Expert Panel
  • Admission Evaluations Joint Subcommittee
  • Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Nomenclature Joint Subcommittee
  • General Chapters Joint Subcommittee
  • Dosage Forms Subcommittee

Ballot Results and Standards-Development

Upcoming Official Meetings

  • March 28–29, 2017 Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee meeting at USP–U.S., Rockville
  • May 11, 2017 Cranberry Roundtable at USP–U.S., Rockville

Past Meetings – Executive Summaries