Supplements

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16 Jun: Yet Another Sneak Attack on Supplements from Blumenthal and Durbin

Courtesy of our allies at Alliance for Natural Health This time it’s been slipped into a defense bill. Major Action Alert – Send Your Letter Now! We suspected it would only be a matter of time before Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) launched his next broadside against supplements. Once again, Durbin and his allies, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), are pouncing…

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14 Oct: Who’s Afraid of Supplements? “Do You Believe in Paul Offit?”

by Alison Rose Levy The Medical Establishment’s “Favorite” Doctor and His Crusade Against Supplements and Alternative Medicine Paul Offit’s new book and media blitz pretend to be objective, but really offer one-sided bashing of natural healthcare. Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at? Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia? has authored a new book, Do You Believe in…

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24 Jan: Capitol Wellness Expo – February 7, 2013

Capitol Wellness Expo Exhibits, Speakers, Networking February 7, 2013 10:00a to 5:30p, Cannon House Office Building, Rooms 121 and 122. Free Admission. All are welcome. Please take a moment to forward this flyer to your Representative and Senators. Ask them to send someone from their offices, and to post the flyer. Click here to find contact information for your Representative…

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…

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18 Nov: Petition Demanding that the FDA Withdraws the NDI Draft Guidance!!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

13 Sep: The FDA’s Plan to Cripple the Health Food Industry: Their New War Has Begun

September 13, 2011 By James J. Gormley, Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor, Citizens for Health According to a July 7, 2011 report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pathway to Global Product Safety and Quality, government spending on healthcare has been on the rise since at least 1990 in the world’s leading economies. U.S. Medicare spending is…

23 Aug: What’s old is new again? The FDA takes aim at modern science and innovation

By James Gormley, Senior Policy Advisor, Citizens for Health On January 4th, 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law. It included a number of requirements, including one that the FDA issue industry guidance as to when companies need to submit New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notifications to the agency and when they do not, and about 186…

19 Jul: Dietary Supplement Labeling Bill is No Solution

July 19, 2011 Washington, D.C. – At the end of June, just before the sleepy holiday weekend news cycle, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced S. 1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011. The bill is a response to recent marketing tactics by unscrupulous food companies intended to circumvent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards. The most familiar example, and,…

20 Aug: 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…