The white paper was drafted by a working group of AHPA's Chinese Herbal Products Committee and is based on standard good manufacturing practice concepts such as sanitation of facilities and equipment, quality control practices, documentation of procedures, and record-keeping.
AHPA has also developed several templates to help herbalists document adoption of best practices for herbal compounding and dispensing.
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Compounding and dispensing resources
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Track and record the training of personnel who compound and dispense herbs
The Personnel Training Log is available to assist with implementation of Section 3.1 Training. This template can be used by practitioners to create a form to track and record the training of their personnel.
The Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition includes:
- Easily understood classification systems to indicate the safety of each listed species and the potential for drug interactions
- Information on adverse events reported in clinical trials or case reports
- Safety-related pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of each herb
- Additional information on the use of herbs by pregnant or lactating women
- Toxicological studies and data on toxic compounds
- Extensive references for each entry
The book is available in hardback print and online formats. Both versions contain the same information, but the online version, which is optimized for smartphones and tablets, has several additional attributes. Some of these relate to its operation, as it allows subscribers to search for keywords and botanical names and easily access the information they use most by saving personalized lists of entries. Perhaps more importantly, the online version will be updated regularly with new research, and subscribers will be notified of updates to provide immediate access to the most current information. The standard retail cost for either version is $119.95 (one-time cost in print; a renewable annual subscription online). We are discounting the cost for our members and would be happy to offer a discount to other organizations. A free preview of several entries are available online:
Subscribe to the online version or purchase a hardcover copy today. AHPA's Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition Print Version: 1,042 pages, revised edition published in 2013 AHPA's Botanical Safety Handbook, Second Edition Online
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