The AAHP has three (3) classes of membership:
- Voting Members are corporations, companies or subsidiaries that: (a) operate a facility that manufactures or repacks homeopathic drugs intended for sale in the United States and/or (b) sell a homeopathic product line in the United States.
- Affiliate Members are corporations or companies which do not qualify as Voting members but are interested in the manufacture, re-packing or distribution of homeopathic drugs, or which provide services to members of the homeopathic industry.
- Associate Members are individuals. An applicant for Associate membership who is employed by a corporation or other commercial entity which meets the requirements for Voting or Affiliate membership can be admitted as an Associate member only if the applicant’s employer is a Voting or Affiliate member of the Association.
Members generally possess the following qualities: (a) a knowledge of homeopathy insofar as it relates to manufacturing, distribution, marketing or selling of homeopathic drugs; (b) and such other qualities or attributes as may be designated by the Board of Directors from time to time. Voting Members must maintain an annual subscription to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS).
Voting members elect the Board of Directors at the annual meeting, thus providing direction for the Board’s activities. (One half of the Board is elected each year for two year terms.) After meeting requirements in the by-laws, the designated representative of Voting and Affiliate members or Associate members are eligible to be elected to the Board of Directors.
Members receive the most updated and informative regulatory and legislative changes that affect your business. These include:
- AAHP’s electronic newsletter
- NetworkNews (which includes articles on specific topics affecting the industry and general information such as recall trends in the pharmaceutical industry)
- Member-exclusive content
- Access to Breaking News, Announcements, and Alerts
- Members receive discounted pricing for the educational events of the association.
Through AAHP membership, the reputation of your company among customers, industry peers, and stakeholders is strengthened.
Industry News, Regulatory and Legislative Updates
Members can access (and help prepare) press releases on breaking issues in the homeopathic community.
With the expertise and support of the AAHP Federal Education Project consultant, members have an opportunity to connect with their elected federal officials. Members help our association present a unified voice to the FDA, BATF, FTC, and other regulatory bodies.
Members are invited and encouraged to attend the Annual and Semi-annual Members’ meetings during which updates on the activities of the AAHP are provided as well as a briefing by the association consultants on pending matters of importance to the industry.
Networking and Volunteer Opportunities
Members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the various committees of the association, thereby improving the broad base upon which the AAHP presents the homeopathic industry to the larger community.
Expertise and Support
Members can utilize the AAHP educational events to satisfy their required commitment towards fulfillment of the CFR Good Manufacturing Practices requirements for employee training.
Members receive frequent leads on technical advice, suggestions and support from other members and the AAHP organization.
The AAHP has a working agreement with a well-known underwriting firm to provide product liability insurance for members at a substantial savings over similar policies obtained on the open market. Participation in this program is entirely voluntary.
Utilize AAHP educational events to satisfy CFR “Good Manufacturing Practices” requirement for employee training.
Members can contact the AAHP with questions and we will try to provide answers or guide them in their research. If the office doesn’t have the information, we also try to put members in touch with other association members who may have access to the desired information.
What kinds of questions can members ask?
Some are focused on better understanding the requirements of the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States (HPUS); while the office can’t make declarative statements on behalf of the Board of the HPCUS, members often do gain a better understanding of the HPUS and its requirements. Likewise, the AAHP office does not provide legal services, but often we can provide links to the appropriate regulations, compliance documents, or HPUS guidelines that address the questions posed.
Other questions go beyond the ability of the office to provide much detail, but we try to provide some basic information to help the questioners begin their research properly. And some inquiries from outside the AAHP lead to referrals to member companies for more follow up (usually in relation to looking for certain products or services).
Have a question? Feel free to send it to the AAHP office (email@example.com), and we’ll do our best to get an answer or a lead towards an answer. Just another service AAHP provides for members.