Alarming draconian legislation regarding the FDA's ability to regulate basic vitamins, nutritional supplements and even juices as a "drug" is being snuck in as a rider to an unrelated bill in the Congress [under Docket Number 2006D-0480 ].
Here's Dr Mercola on the issue of the FDA potentially pulling thousands of supplements. This is in total violation of the intent of the 1994 DSHEA law protecting supplements, a law that happened because people rose up against FDA bullying.
We have to do so again, as a country. The DSHEA law did not intend for the FDA to pull our access to supplements. The FDA wants to treat them like dangerous chemicals get treated, like high dose testing. But that's not what dietary supplements are about. Besides, more people die from drug problems than supplement problems.
Mercola wants us to call, fax or send letters to our Congressional reps.
Abxnomore, thx - we can't say it too many times!
Thx, Rivendell. We need to see everyone here get involved in this - I think it's a rare person here who wouldn't take supplements!
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