The Alliance for Natural Health has designated September 8 as “Call In Lobbying Day” to help stop a new FDA proposal that has the potential to stifle or even ban your access to popular dietary supplements!
Under the proposal, some of the most well known and trusted dietary supplements on the market will be force fed to lab animals (in unrealistic, extreme doses) in attempt to argue that these nutrients are “unsafe.”
If deemed as such, now-widely available nutrients like fish oil and curcumin could be reclassified as food additives, which will put them under the control of pharmaceutical companies. This has the very real potential to cause prices to skyrocket and to limit your access to them.
What Can You Do?
Click this link to notify the FDA to let them know that you object! If you wish, you may copy and paste the following sample letter:
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 states that “the Federal Government should not take any actions to impose unreasonable regulatory barriers limiting or slowing the flow of safe products and accurate information to consumers.”
I find the FDA’s new draft guidance (Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) Notifications and Related Issues) to be a direct violation of the Act.
This draft guidance attempts to treat beneficial dietary supplements as drugs, which indeed creates an “unreasonable regulatory barrier.” In effect, it will unnecessarily drive up prices for said supplements and create an arbitrary approval system which threatens to ban public access to new supplements.
Moreover, because of ill-founded new guidelines as to what is a “safe” dose of certain nutrients, therapeutic amounts could be made unavailable, thus seriously impacting public health.
I vehemently oppose this bill and urge the FDA to withdraw this draft guidance immediately.