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Thursday, 10 September 2009
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: "It's My Life," by No Doubt
Topic: Health Freedoms

Protect your freedom

Make your opinion known by emailing your Senators and House Representatives and having your friends and family do the same.

Contact your Senators and House Representative.

Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation

Visit the Sunshine Health Freedom Foundation web site for information on state coordinators, meetings and more.

Health Freedom Fund

Support NSP's efforts to preserve your natural health rights.
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Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 1:41 PM EDT
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Monday, 30 June 2008
Mood:  rushed
Topic: Health Freedoms
Looking For Truth
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Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 4:13 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 3 July 2008 9:11 PM EDT
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Saturday, 11 November 2006
Oppose HR 3156 - Protect Freedom of Health Choice!
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: "Power to the People," by John Lennon
Topic: Health Freedoms

AHPA Update July 13, 2005 -- New Bill Targets Herbal Supplements

US Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) has introduced a bill that proposes to revise the "unreasonable risk" clause of DSHEA by significantly altering FDA's burden of proving that an ingredient is unsafe for use in dietary supplements. The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (HR 3156) is co-sponsored by Henry Waxman (D-CA) and John Dingell (D-MI).

This new bill is the same as one introduced in the last Congress with the addition of one new section that appears to be a direct response to a recent decision by the U.S. District Court to overturn portions of FDA's 2004 ban of ephedra (see the AHPA Update of April 14, 2005, online at:

In that case the Court was asked to rule on FDA's use of risk-benefit analysis and on its reliance on data about one dose of ephedra to ban smaller amounts.

HR 3156 would establish legislative authority for the use of risk-benefit analysis in evaluating an ingredient's unreasonable risk; would specify that "presence of even a relatively small risk of a serious adverse health effect" would be considered unreasonable in the absence of a "sufficient benefit;" and would specifically permit FDA to ban any dietary supplement "even though there are uncertainties as to the levels of a dietary ingredient that may present a risk."

"A risk analysis that does not consider the amount of the ingredient stands several hundreds of years of science on its head," said AHPA President Michael McGuffin. "In the immortal words of Paracelsus: 'All substances are poisons; there is none which is not a poison. The right dose differentiates a poison.' Ignoring the amount of an ingredient by legislative fiat makes for bad science and for bad law."

In all of its other particulars, HR 3156, which excludes dietary supplements that consist only of vitamin and/or mineral ingredients, is identical to the version proposed in 2003 (HR 3377, 108th Congress). The bill would impact marketers of herbal dietary supplements by amending the law in several ways. It would, among other things, require companies to submit to FDA every six months a list of their products and product labels and, at the discretion of FDA, a quantitative listing of all ingredients. It would also mandate submission of serious adverse event reports to FDA (see AHPA's notice on the 2003 bill for a discussion of each of the other parts of the bill:

"AHPA has long stated its belief that submission of serious adverse event reports should be mandatory for supplements," added McGuffin, "but this bill again fails to provide the protections to industry that are established by law for adverse event submissions by drug companies." McGuffin also expressed concern about other elements of the bill. “AHPA opposed HR 3377 in the 108th Congress and will oppose HR 3156 in the 109th."

The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, on which Mr. Dingell sits as the ranking member. Other members of the Committee include Mr. Waxman and Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Greg Walden (R-OR). The bill text is posted online at:

Karen Robin
Director of Communications
American Herbal Products Association
8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 370
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Telephone: (301) 588-1171, x-107

Please send this prepared fax (pdf) regarding HR 3156 to your Congressman!

(Find contact information for your Congressman here:

We have to act together to save our health freedoms. There are those who have an interest in making us reliant on them. Protect your right to use herbs! Natural health is your God-given right!!!

Freedom of Choice...

It's supposed to be the American way!

Vibraceous, ND

Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.
All Natural HealthWorks!
Holistic Education and Research Unlimited...

Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 1:36 PM EST
Updated: Saturday, 11 November 2006 5:10 PM EST
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