I don’t know if you’ve heard the news, but the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has just mounted a very serious—and illegal—offense against nutritional supplements.
Unless we stop it by October 1, 2011, we stand to lose resveratrol, curcumin, GABA, ubiquinol, and many other products that millions of Americans depend on to improve their health.
Here’s the background. In October 1994, Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This law garnered tremendous public support, including letters from tens of thousands of Health & Healing subscribers. It stated that “the Federal Government should not take any actions to impose unreasonable regulatory barriers limiting or slowing the flow of safe products and accurate information to consumers.”
Now, 17 years later, the FDA is doing just that by proposing burdensome new regulations that will purge some of our most valuable nutritional supplements from the shelves. Furthermore, the agency expects comments within 90 days of the publication of their “draft guidance,” which was released on July 1! This means that anyone with any interest in nutritional supplements—not just manufacturers and retailers but everybody who takes supplements—must work together, make some noise, and stop this tyranny right now.
How you can help…
- Mail, fax, or email your letter of protest to your U.S. senators, members of congress, and the FDA—ASAP.
- Visit the Alliance for Natural Health’s website, anh-usa.org, for additional information, as well as phone numbers and an easy means of sending emails to your members of congress.
- Mark September 8, 2011, on your calendars and call your senators and representative. If you get a busy signal, keep trying. The goal is to tie up the phone lines and get their attention.
- Any and all financial support in our lobbying efforts is appreciated. Send your donations to the Alliance for Natural Health, 1350 Connecticut Ave NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20036 or visit anh-usa.org.
I also encourage you to share this blog post on your Facebook page. We need to get this message out to every American who uses nutritional supplements and/or values freedom and is concerned about the overreach of government.