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

Contact

  • Gabriel Giancaspro, Ph.D., VP, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines, gig@usp.org
  • Kit Goldman, Ph.D., Director, Dietary Supplements & Herbal Medicines - Science, kit.goldman@usp.org
  • Nandakumara Sarma, Ph.D., Director, Dietary Supplement and Herbal Medicines, dns@usp.org

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Upcoming Official Meetings

  • February 27-28, 2018 Dietary Supplements and Food Ingredients Adulteration Workshop
  • March 27, 2018 Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements Expert Committee Meeting
  • March 28, 2018 Joint Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines and Non-Botanical Dietary Supplements Expert Committee Meeting
  • March 29, 2018 Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee Meeting

Past Meetings – Executive Summaries

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

  • Dietary Supplements Admission Evaluations Joint Standards-setting Subcommittee
  • Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Nomenclature Joint Subcommittee
  • Cannabis Expert Panel
  • Green Tea Extract Hepatotoxicity Expert Panel
  • HMC East Asia Expert Panel
  • HMC South Asia Expert Panel

Ballot Results and Standards Development