I am sick of the republicans and the democrats. Now John McCain himself, the republican candidate from last year, remember him, the one that made Bob Dole seem vibrant? Well, McCain is trying to ban all supplements now. These guys make me sick, how many people die each year from aspirin and over the counter pain medications? A hell of lot that’s how many not to mention the tens of thousands that die from pharmaceutical drug interactions and other simple reactions to prescribed medications. To be honest, the numbers might be even higher but I’m to ticked off to bother to go lookup the stats.
The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA) would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). It would give the FDA full discretion and power to compile a discreet list of supplements allowed to remain on the market while banning all others.
Everyone knows that the FDA is friendly to drug companies (which pay its bills and provides good revolving door jobs) and hostile to supplement companies. Under this bill, this same Agency could quite arbitrarily ban any supplement it wished or turn it over to drug companies to be developed as a drug and sold for multiples of its price as a supplement.
If McCain’s bill passes, we can look to Europe for a snapshot of what we may be in for: EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, has sharply reduced the list of available supplements and is in process of reducing potencies to ridiculous levels, such as less beta carotene than can be found in half of a large carrot. Europeans already look to the US to obtain their dietary supplements. If this bill passes, where will we obtain ours?
Please take action immediately. Tell your senators NOT to co- sponsor the detrimental legislation and to do everything in their power to defeat it. Then forward this to your friends and family and ask them to do the same!
If you want to do something about it see this site, you can automatically send letters to your representatives from this site, please take action.
Click HERE and Help STOP This BILL
By the way, I have been informed that the group below is kind of on the wrong side of radical in a lot of cases, if you want to go to the site and copy the text out of the email link and email it to your local representatives yourself that is fine. Feel free to do so (I just hope I don’t receive a bunch of spam or junk mail as I used their site because they made it so easy. I wouldn’t donate to these guys). You can find your local representatives here : http://conservativeusa.org/mega-cong.htm also try: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm and http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html
To send automatically http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/t/1128/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=26714
02/04/10 – UPDATE: while the fake "Food Safety" Bill S510 remains stalled in the Senate, after our November Blitz sent more than 150,000 emails to the Senate over one long weekend, this week Sen John McCain announced that he was offering another "Safety" bill, this one aimed at the type of food called "Dietary Supplement" in a blatant attempt to undermine your freedom to access high potency vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements which Americans have enjoyed since a unanimous Congress adopted the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). The McCain bill seeks to overthrow major provisions of the law and force "HARMonization" with international Codex Alimentarius (so-called "World Food Code") restrictions on our food and health freedoms.
And to John McCain and all the other politicians, you disgust me, you’ve sold your souls to the highest bidder and are dooming millions of Americans to a horrible to death and even worse the despair that will come with it. I truly believe that, because I am alive for one reason, my right to purchase supplements.
I’m mad as hell at all members of both parties, this country is a disaster, I’m sick of these cradle to grave types. They’re going to learn that many Americans still want to live free and when it comes down to it will fight for those rights as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Hopefully you will send your letter through the site above, I certainly did.
For more information see this link: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=3772
McCains Bill can be found HERE