Altogether STOP S1310 Senator Durbin’s Anti-Supplement Bill
Altogether STOP S1310
Senator Durbin’s Anti-Supplement Bill
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and Congressman and tell them to OPPOSE S1310
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE MUST BE HEARD NOW!
Senator Durbin’s new S1310 (The Dietary Supplement Labeling Act) is an affront to the American people who use dietary supplements. The bill will jeopardize access to thousands of dietary supplements. S1310 attempts to impose globalist, EU, drug-like restrictions on supplements above and beyond what 1994 DSHEA called for! Act now, before this bill gets any traction AT ALL.
Giving the FDA more police power and regulation over dietary supplements is completely unwarranted. FDA already has sufficient authority to regulate dietary supplements under its existing requirements for food facility registration, current stringent good manufacturing standards, labeling and adulteration laws, as well as the new dietary ingredient pre-market evaluation and adverse event reporting laws.
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S1310 greatly expands FDA authority over new dietary ingredients and dietary supplements, introducing additional burdensome regulations on responsible manufacturers who provide critical supplements to consumers. S1310’s new pre-market registration requirements could virtually eliminate competition in the market-place, and only allow for the existence of large manufacturers. The proposed requirement would especially imperil small manufacturers who do not have the resources to cope with more burdensome and unnecessary additional regulations.
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S1310 is extremely dangerous because it attempts to change the perception of safety of dietary supplements. They are currently deemed food/nutrient products and are heavily regulated under DSHEA. The burden of proof is on the government to show harm before restricting a particular product. This bill, much like the EU globalist approach, which is already harming access to supplements in Europe, would move the US toward perceiving and treating supplements like dangerous drug-like products.
S1310 calls for an onerous process of compiling a pro-active government “danger” list of all ingredients and products that the government, (based on their own agency’s conventional science), deems will cause a risk of harm needing further regulation. Creating this type of general broad brush government list, based on government science, is the path to the drug-based EU-type government permission-to-market regulation of EU supplements and goes far beyond the intent of DSHEA. It eliminates the foundations and principles of dietary supplement food law itself.
Rather than properly enforcing the existing laws which already hold manufacturers responsible for ensuring that the food is safe and properly labeled, this bill would move toward a fear-based system that would enhance the monopoly of pharmaceutical drugs, reduce competition, and greatly increase government power to unnecessarily restrict access to supplements consumers want.
S1310l undermines the spirit of DSHEA and is completely unacceptable and unnecessary. A much more direct approach is to put more energy into enforcing existing food and dietary supplement laws already in place.
Don’t let dietary supplements be regulated out of existence!
THE REAL NEED is to honor DSHEA and the will of the people to have access to all of the foods, supplements, and nutrients they wish for their own personal health choices.
THE REAL NEED is to honor existing law and enforce it on behalf of the American people, including all of the dietary supplement food facility registration laws, current stringent good manufacturing standards, and labeling and adulteration laws, as well as the new dietary ingredient pre-market evaluation and adverse event reporting laws!
THE REAL NEED is to stop the onerous measures to delete competition in the market-place and to honor the fact that food, nutrients, and dietary supplements are important pathways to health. Patented drugs have their place, but they are not the only option.
Take Action NOW! Click Here to write directly to your Senator and Congressman. Ask them to NOT Co-Sponsor S. 1310, the misnamed “Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011”. In fact, ask them to work to stop it.