The USP–ChP annual scientific meeting brought together several experts to discuss the expanding use of TCM and associated
regulatory issues. Modern research is ongoing in China and Western research facilities regarding the mechanisms of TCM's pharmacological
action. USP will continue to exercise its role in developing TCM singular botanical ingredients via the dietary supplements and active drug and excipient moieties model.
James C. Griffiths, PhD, is vice-president of food, dietary supplements, and excipient standards at the US Pharmacopeial Convention, 12601 Twinbrook
Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852-1709, firstname.lastname@example.org
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