Safety & Quality

29 Jul: “Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom”

What forces and interests direct the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and why is this out-of-control law enforcement agency working so hard to take dietary supplements out of our hands? These are the central questions explored by Citizens for Health’s very own VP and Senior Policy Advisor, James Gormley, in Health at Gunpoint: The FDA’s Silent War Against Health Freedom,…

23 May: Tell Your Senators to Vote NO TODAY on Durbin’s Amendment No. 2127!

By James J. Gormley and Frank Herd, Jr. Starting at 2:00 p.m. today, May 24th, the Senate will vote on 17 amendments to the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) –  also known as the FDA User Fee bill (S.3187) – followed by a vote on final passage, including anti-supplement Amendment No. 2127 from Senator Dick…

15 Mar: Tell the DLA to Reverse Its Decision re DMAA on Military Bases!

Washington, D.C. — At the end of last year, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – the military’s largest logistics combat support agency – issued a notification prohibiting The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, as well as GNC retail stores located on military bases, from selling dietary supplements that contain 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA). This action was taken following the deaths of…

07 Dec: Hostile Bedfellows Assail Vitamins

Part 2 of “Media May Kill Vitamins”  – Submitted as a guest editorial by Suzanne Jenkins, November 29, 2011 Over-the-counter dietary supplements are endangered as evidenced by ongoing attacks reported in the media. Currently Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Henry Waxman are trying a new tactic to discredit dietary supplements after previous legislative failures by asking the Government Accountability Office…

30 Nov: 10,000 Americans Tell FDA: Withdraw the “NDI Draft Guidance”!!

By James J. Gormley WE DID IT! WASHINGTON, DC – On December 2nd, representatives from Citizens for Health (a non-profit health advocacy group with over 100,000 supporters) will deliver a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and President Barack Obama signed by 10,320 Americans, calling for the…

23 Nov: Media May Kill Vitamins

Submitted as a guest editorial by Suzanne Jenkins, November 20, 2011 What happened to the media that investigates and reports both sides of the story? The practice of denigrating dietary supplements and raising public concern over “safety” has been elevated to an art form by the media. Sound bites and articles with such titles as, “Vitamins May Kill Elderly Americans,”…

18 Nov: Petition Demanding that the FDA Withdraws the NDI Draft Guidance!!

We call on Congress to demand that the FDA summarily withdraws the NDI Draft Guidance and goes on the record stating that the agency will not, now or ever, review, consider, surveil or engage in enforcement activities according to the re-interpretation of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) evident in its Guidance document but, instead, will…

01 Nov: NHRI Chicago Symposium Heralds A New Era for Dietary Supplements

By James J. Gormley The ballroom was packed at the Natural Health  Research Institute (NHRI) 6th Annual Scientific Symposium in Schaumburg, Illinois on October 28th, as well it should have been not only considering the event title, which was “Cutting Healthcare Costs Through Prevention: Measuring the Efficacy, Safety, and Cost Savings of Dietary Supplements,” but also given the stellar lineup…

14 Oct: Millions of American Consumers are Food Identity Theft Victims

 Food Packaging Deceptions Threaten National Food Integrity   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Primary Media Contact: Kevin Sanchez                                                           Hollenbeck Associates                                               (415) 227-1150 ext. 10                                                    kevin@hollenbeckassociates.com   WASHINGTON, DC – Even as more American families are trying to make healthier diet choices, many duplicitous food makers are contributing to the spread of Food Identity Theft.  Despite government safeguards and restrictions, dozens of…

11 Oct: CFH Submits Its NDI Comments to the FDA

Click here to submit yours now! October 6, 2011 Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) U.S. Food and Drug Administration 5630 Fishers Lane Room 1061 Rockville, MD 20852 Re: Docket No. FDA-2011-D-0376, “Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues” Dear Commissioner Hamburg: Citizens for Health (CFH) is hereby submitting its organizational comments on the “Draft…