James Gormley

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,…

20 Jun: The FDA Goes Back To The Drawing Board On NDI Draft Guidance!

Over 30,000 of you – Citizen for Health supporters, all – responded to the call to urge the FDA to revise or scrap the supplement-killing New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Draft Guidance after we launched our multi-pronged campaign in September 2011. Together with the outreach efforts of fellow health-freedom groups and the natural products industry, we were able to force the…

10 Jun: In Memoriam: Joe Bassett, Health-Freedom Legend

Joseph M. Bassett, the co-owner of two Bassett’s Health Food stores and a long time leader in the natural products industry, died on June 6th; he was 79 years old. According to his obituary, Bassett died of complications of a bladder and kidney infection. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served honorably during the Korean War. Bassett and his…

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…

09 May: The FDA’s DMAA Gamble

By James J. Gormley Courtesy of the SupplySide Community On April 24th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to 10 companies cautioning them, in the strictest possible terms, that their DMAA (1,3 Dimethylamylamine)-containing products may be considered new dietary ingredients for which notifications have not been submitted and, so, would be adulterated products in violation of…

01 Mar: You Did It Again! Dump the FDA’s NDI Draft Guidance

By James J. Gormley You made it clear that 10,000 petition signatures in 10 days was only the beginning salvo in American consumers’ call for Congress to demand that the FDA withdraw the misbegotten, supplement-industry- and innovation-killing NDI Draft Guidance. Partly thanks to a stirring video re-mastered by Australian truth rapper Jody Lloyd, aka Trillion, over 12,000 of you signed…

18 Jan: Sign the Petition Supporting a Healthier Workplace!

Dear Citizen for Health, As the Consumer Voice of the Natural Health Community we are committed to preserving and expanding your health freedoms and ensuring that you have access to the resources you need to make informed decisions about maintaining your health and wellness. It is from that perspective that we bring to your attention this article: The Case for…

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…

22 Nov: 10,000 Signatures in 10 Days; We Can Do It!

By James J. Gormley With Citizens for Health supporters already having generated over 11,000 letters to Congress demanding that the FDA’s NDI (New Dietary Ingredient) Draft Guidance be withdrawn, the organization is now on a mission to collect 10,000 petition signatures in 10 days calling for Congress to withhold FDA appropriations until this unaccountable agency is held to account: by…