2020–2025 Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee Work Plan

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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
  • Modern Analytical Methods Joint Subcommittee

Standards Development

  • The latest ballot results can be found here (results can be filtered by particular ECs).
  • The status of Revisions, Deferrals, Cancellations, Commentary, and Index for each USP–NF and Supplement can be found here.

Learn more about the impact of this EC and its Associated Expert Bodies

Contact

  • Kit Goldman, Ph.D., Director, Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines - Science, kit.goldman@usp.org
  • Nandakumara Sarma, Ph.D., Director, Dietary Supplement and Herbal Medicines, dns@usp.org
  • John McKenna, M.S.L.S., Expert Committee Manager, jxm@usp.org