In 1994 Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) to protect consumers ability to purchase dietary supplements. Now 17 years later, the FDA is attempting to re-interpret this act and impose regulations that could shut down the dietary supplement industry. In this podcast, Michael Ostrolenk interviews James Gormley – Vice President and Senior Policy Adviser of Citizens for Health – about their efforts to stop the over-regulation of these popular medical products and organize the vast consumer and industry opposition to these draconian measures. The FDA states that this “guidance” will protect consumers, but in reality the opposite is true; it will harm them by preventing patients from obtaining effective treatments and remedies outside of the control of the medical industrial complex. After listening to the podcast, visit www.Citizens.org
to learn what you can do to help.
Current and proposed FDA regulations concerning healthy food and dietary supplements hurt both the consumers & producers of these important goods. In this podcast, Darrell Rogers of the Alliance for Natural Health
& host Michael Ostrolenk discuss two pending bills in DC that will effect the ability of Americans to improve their health through these non-pharmaceutical methods. H.R. 1364
, the Free Speech About Science Act, will allow consumers to more easily find scientific studies about supplements by lifting the FDA prohibition against manufacturers referencing this information. In addition, Darrell talks about the dangerously vague sections of S. 216
, the Leahy Food Safety Bill, that either need to be clarified or completely removed in order to protect supplement and food producers from unjustified Federal prosecution.