Confusing the issue, the American Herbal Products Assn., says smart consumers already know the difference. Even the AMA agrees some packages have to look alike due to tamper-evident features or childproof containers.
--By Jim Chrzan, Publisher
At its annual meeting in late June, the American Medical Assn. adopted a resolution to encourage the use of the word "herbal" in the names of herbal supplements, and to discourage them from being packaged and advertised to resemble prescription drugs.