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Vitamins To Be Outlawed!

Written by Wellness Club on February 18, 2010 – 4:03 pm -

By Nurse Mark

 

Vitamins And Supplements To Be Outlawed

 

No vitamins or supplements without a prescription if Senators McCain and Dorgan and their buddies in Big Pharma get their way!

 

If you want to continue to enjoy the freedom to have the vitamins, minerals, herbs and other dietary supplements that you enjoy now, you MUST fight this proposed bill!

I wrote about this in our last issue of HealthBeat News: Dietary Supplements In The Political Crosshairs Again! Action Alert! I hope you have all acted on the recommendations there to contact your political representatives – remember, they work for you!

This letter, from a respected doctor, arrived in my mailbox today:

Hello,

There is some BAD legislation in Congress right now that could harm our access to supplements …

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) have cosponsored a new bill misleadingly called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA). DSSA would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), signed into law by then-President Clinton.

This legislation would change current regulation for dietary supplements. It could make many prescription only, limit what is on the market, offer patents to drug companies and in many other ways severely limit access to dietary supplements.

A wide variety of organizations, working together with ANH-USA, have swung into action to stop John McCain’s new bill that threatens dietary supplements. Already thousands of messages are on their way to Capitol Hill in protest. Please be sure that your message is among them. I encourage you to act now to send a message to your Senator or Congressman. If you have not already done so, please take action now: http://www.anh-usa.org/new_site/?p=2326

DSHEA protects supplements 1) if they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug. DSHEA provides the framework for effective regulation of dietary supplements by the FDA.

The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) would eliminate the supplement protections contained in DSHEA and allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) arbitrary authority to draw up a list of what supplements can be sold and at what potency levels. Europe is currently limiting both supplements and potencies to ridiculous levels. If DSSA passes, the FDA, beholden as it is to drug interests, would move to do the same in the US.

So please act now and write to your Senator and Congressman to oppose this legislation.

Thank you.
Mark Hyman, MD

 

You can find and sign an on-line petition here: Click Here For The Online Petition

Here is a suggested letter if you prefer to write your representative: Click Here For A Suggested Letter

Remember, these people work for you – never let them make you feel like you are a bother to them or that they somehow have more important things to do than to listen to what you have to say. YOU are the most important thing in their world because if it were not for YOU they would not have a job – you ARE their job!

Once again, here is how you can contact your representatives in the senate:

Senator McCain
              Office phone number: (202) 224-2235
              E-mail Senator McCain: http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
Senator Dorgan
             Office phone: (202) 224-2551
              E-mail address: http://dorgan.senate.gov/contact/contact_form.cfm

U.S. Senators:  http://www.senate.gov

Contact Information to E-mail Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

The Senate main telephone number is (202) 224-3121

Click on the following link below for individual mailing addresses for letter writing and other contact info for Congress Members:

111th Congress and Senate Contact Adresses

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