Note: Where was Senator Durbin when Vioxx killed an estimated 500,000 people? Where is he when the FDA approves as safe and effective, medications and vaccines that kill or permanently harm individuals? He is nowhere to be found! Supplement manufacturers are already restrained from making unfounded claims. And, supplements are not protected by the FDA so-called “rates of acceptable deaths” associated with big pharma . Personally, I think we should demand that government officials be labeled… toxic and dangerous!
Durbin’s bill, S 1310 The proposed law trusts the FDA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to decide what levels and combinations of dietary ingredients are considered safe and what aren’t. Given the FDA’s profound bias against supplements, and the skewed, anti-science recommendations of the IOM’s recent vitamin D report, these are hardly trustworthy sources of guidance!
You won’t believe this, but Senator Durbin has actually reintroduced his disastrous anti-supplement bill!
Today, just as Congress is preparing to recess until the second week in September, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) reintroduced legislation that would deal a deadly blow to nutritional supplements.
This bill is a naked new FDA power grab—an attempt to move us one step closer to a full FDA pre-approval system for supplements. That, of course, would just make supplements insanely expensive, like drugs—if you could get them at all.
URGENT! Please write to your senators immediately and tell them to stop Sen. Durbin’s frontal attack on your right to use supplements dead in its tracks! We don’t need this new legislation—all we need is for existing laws to be fully enforced. We do need our access to nutritional supplements to be protected.
Tell Your Senators to Oppose Sen. Durbin’s Dietary Supplement Labeling Act
The Dietary Supplement Labeling Act has been introduced in the in the Senate by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bill targets nutritional supplements and supplement manufacturers in an effort to pass unnecessary new regulations and give the FDA vast new powers.
This bill requires that the FDA, together with the Institute of Medicine, compile a list of dietary ingredients (supplements) that could lead to adverse events or are otherwise deemed risky in some way. But creating lists of “bad” ingredients or “bad” doses based on completely arbitrary or non-existent standards is a slippery slope. Please do not be misled. This is not a minor change to DSHEA. It will give the FDA major new powers to curtail supplement sales. It will lead inexorably to pre-approval for supplements—and that will cost so much that most supplements will disappear.
Moreover, almost all of the bill’s other provisions are already covered by existing law. There is no need for any new legislation, especially with the vague language in this bill; the only need is for existing laws to be fully enforced. Sign petition HERE!