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Issue 104
Winter 2014
The Journal of the American Botanical Council

Anatabine: A Tobacco Alkaloid Sold in a Dietary Supplement

STAR-CROSSED: The Rise and Fall of Anatabloc® Supplement Company Tied to Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Trial Halts Sales of Tobacco Alkaloid-Based Products; Governor and Wife Convicted on Federal Charges
Perspectives on the Potential Hepatotoxicity of Various Herbs, Including Green Tea Extract
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ABC News
HerbClip Author Profile: Heather S. Oliff, PhD
Organization News
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia Announces Development of Osha Monograph
New Guidance from US Patent and Trademark Office Restricts Patent Eligibility for Natural Products American Society of Pharmacognosy Submits Public Comments
Distinguished Scientist John Cardellina Joins ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program
International Dietary Supplement Trade Alliance Endorses Botanical Adulterants Educational Program
World News
Biopharmaceutical Drug Produced Using Tobacco Plants May Offer Hope for Ebola Victims FDA and Industry Organizations Warn Companies, Consumers about Herbal “Cures” for Ebola
Cannabis Update
An Overview of The New York Times’ “High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization”
Research Reviews
Remifemin® Black Cohosh Extract Reduces the Size of Uterine Fibroids in Menopausal Women
Chinese Herbal Medicine Tianqi Reduces Progression from Impaired Glucose Tolerance to Diabetes
Cinnamon Ointment Reduces Pain and Promotes Wound Healing After Episiotomy
Cochrane Review of Safety and Efficacy of Echinacea Preparations Shows Trend of Small Preventive Effect for Common Cold Symptoms
Xanitrol© Herbal Blend Reduces Body Weight Compared to Placebo
Study Shows Ginger May Be Effective in Preventing Antiretroviral-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Legal & Regulatory
Crafting Dietary Supplement Warnings: Recent Developments and Guidelines for Mitigating Risk Associated with Product Liability “Failure to Warn” Claims
Book Reviews
Edible & Medicinal Wild Plants of the Midwest
Essential Chinese Formulas: 225 Classical and Modern Prescriptions Organized by Clinical Category
Advances in Natural Medicines, Nutraceuticals and Neurocognition
Stevioside: Technology, Applications and Health
Supplementing Dietary Nutrients: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
In Memoriam
Milton “Sandi” Cutler 1950-2014
Alexander Theodore “Sasha” Shulgin 1925-2014
Quality Control
Residual Methanol in Botanical Dietary Ingredients: Perspectives of a Manufacturer