Monday, September 19, 2011

The War on Vitamins!

Supplement availability and affordability is currently being attacked on two fronts.

A new bill introduced by Senator Durbin grants the FDA power to arbitrarily ban supplements that have been safely used for many years, without the need for any evidence that the supplements are actually dangerous.

Meanwhile, the FDA has drafted regulatory guidelines that would cripple supplement innovation by turning an existing notification system for new supplements into a de facto pre-approval system that Congress never intended to create, making it increasingly difficult for newer and better supplements to be developed and retroactively jeopardizing all supplements marketed since 1994, even if they have a perfect record of safe use.

Coupled with the FDA’s history of hostility towards supplements, these expanded and unchecked powers could easily be abused to ban new and existing supplements alike.

Take Action!

Tell your Senators and Representatives that you oppose the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act by sending our editable, pre-written letter:
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Tell Congress and the FDA that the FDA’s new supplement guidelines are bad for consumers by submitting our editable, pre-written comments:
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If you are able, please increase your impact by calling your representatives by phone:
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Read More of ANH-USA’s Coverage and Analysis of the Latest Attack on Supplements