Dietary Supplements are Important to YOUR Health
Tell the FDA to RESPECT your HEALTH RIGHTS
(from Citizens for Health)
FDA is reviewing portions of DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act. The agency may propose new and overly burdensome regulations that could restrict your access to new dietary ingredients and dietary supplements that were not on the market prior to 1994 when DSHEA was passed.
Recall that 2.5 million concerned consumers contacted Congress between 1992 and 1994 to support DSHEA and assure access to their supplements. In response to the overwhelming consumer support, Congress passed DSHEA and deliberately created new and different regulations for dietary supplements. Congress enacted DSHEA to stop the FDA from treating dietary supplements like food additives or drugs and to protect consumer’s rights to purchase these products.
We need to make our voices heard once again!
The deadline is February 1, 2005.
Tell the FDA to uphold DSHEA and your continued access to beneficial dietary supplements today! At risk are many innovative and particularly effective dietary supplements. FDA needs to hear from you to preserve your hard-won access to the most innovative and important health products. Any new guidelines that require onerous food additive and drug like notifications, excessive testing and documentation will make the introduction of new products unnecessarily expensive.
This disincentive for companies to develop new health promoting products will assuredly lead to the reduction of many products that can benefit the health of Americans It could block consumer access to validated new and innovative products — for good. American consumers have the right to these health enhancing products that are also shown, in many cases, to reduce the staggering public health burden, and reduce the cost of health care.
We only have a few short weeks to send a strong message. The FDA is considering comments until February 1, 2005. Make sure your voice is heard.
Washington, DC needs to hear from at least 25,000 consumers who care about their health rights. Urge the FDA to ensure that any new guidelines for New Dietary Ingredients reflect the intent of Congress and continue to provide complete access to the safe, affordable and innovative dietary supplements you rely on for your health.