DSHEA Under Fire

Aug 20, 2010: NOW Foods Responds to “Dangerous Supplements” Article

Courtesy of NOW Foods The September 2010 Consumer Reports article entitled “Dangerous Supplements” highlights 12 dietary supplements the authors claim are potentially dangerous. This article has led to numerous news stories that have aired on national TV programs. However, supplement maker NOW Foods believes these stories contain inaccurate and misleading information. This may well discourage consumers from availing themselves of…

Apr 14, 2010: Health Freedom Nation: Consumers Take Control

By James J. Gormley, The Gormley Files Courtesy of NOW Foods Consumers and the health-food industry may have stopped S. 3002 in its tracks, but S. 510 and other threats to health freedom remain. Nevertheless, a new slate of bills, along with a re-invigorated health-freedom movement, offer new hope for the future. Since the health-food movement’s earliest origins in New…

Mar 08, 2010: We Need Your Help

Dear Friend, Today, you have the right to choose which vitamins, herbs, and supplements are best for you and your family. But your freedom to choose these products and your access to alternative and complementary treatment is under attack in Congress. Please donate to Citizens for Health today so that we can protect your rights and keep you informed. Citizens…

Mar 02, 2010: McCain Defends Supplements Reform Bill

By Shane Starling via www.nutraingredients-usa.com Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has issued a statement criticizing “lobbyists” of falsely attacking the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 he introduced at the beginning of the month, which seeks to amend DSHEA in several fundamental ways. In the statement, McCain said: “Opponents have stated that the legislation would seek to limit consumers’…

Mar 02, 2010: Alternative Remedies At Risk

Via www.examiner.com Alternative remedies such as natural health supplements using vitamins and herbs, natural herbal remedies and holistic treatment are at risk. Coast-to-Coast just released a taped interview about the bill yesterday. Senator John McCain proposed The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA ), February 4, 2010, to put the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in charge of regulating natural health supplements….

Feb 25, 2010: Citizens for Health Advocate of the Month

Citizens for Health Advocate Natalie Hajdu recently attended a town hall meeting with John McCain. Here’s what she had to say: “Senator John McCain was campaigning in Payson so I opted to find out more information on this bill and what it would do to the lives of people who depend on supplements and our company. Senator McCain said he…

Feb 24, 2010: Senator Mikulski Response Letter To A Citizens.org Reader

The following letter was sent by Senator Mikulski of Maryland to one of our readers. We thought you’d like to see her perspective. Maybe all you folks in Maryland could apply some more pressure? ——————————————————————————————————- Dear Ms. O’Leary: Thank you for getting in touch with me about the use of dietary supplements. It’s good to hear from you. I understand…