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Pending Bills in Congress Could Take Away Your Health Care Rights to Buy Vitamins and Herbs

 
Pollyannuh
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03/09/2005 02:21 PM
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Pending Bills in Congress Could Take Away Your Health Care Rights to Buy Vitamins and Herbs
NUTRITIONAL HEALTH ALLIANCE ACTIVATED AGAIN TO PROTECT DSHEA

Our Health Freedoms Under Siege!
Legislators and the FDA continue their relentless assault.
Why are vitamins under siege? Natural supplements seem to be warding off attacks from all angles lately. Of course, the most vicious assault, threatening to revoke our right to take safe, natural vitamins, is coming from legislators working to impose adverse event reporting (AER) on nutritional supplements. If these legislators succeed you’ll need a prescription to get your daily multivitamin-because all vitamins will be regarded as drugs. Absurd? It gets even more bizarre.

Recent media reports warning that vitamin E may have side effects have completely dominated headlines, poisoning the mind of the public. In truth, legitimate studies have proven that vitamin E is not only essential for overall health, but possesses amazing cardiovascular health-enhancing properties.

With the recent smear campaign against vitamin E, to go along with the ongoing AER threat against all vitamins, it appears that powerful forces are successfully orchestrating multi-pronged attacks to prevent Americans from taking health-enhancing supplements. Their impending victory, and the subsequent decline of America’s health, will funnel billions of additional dollars into the pharmaceutical and health-care industries.

At the heart of this maelstrom is the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), which may ultimately have supreme power over all pharmaceutical drugs and nutritional supplements. But do we really want the FDA controlling our vitamins?

Dishonest FDA
What on earth is the FDA doing? The agency’s mission statement reads, in part: “The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products...[and] our nation’s food supply...”

This is the very same FDA that dropped the ball on at least two painkillers, Vioxx and Celebrex, and countless other synthetic drugs. The same FDA that banned L-tryptophan, a serotonin-producing amino acid nutritional supplement that showed incredible promise in treating both anxiety and depression. The same FDA regulating a food supply that has made obesity an American epidemic. The very same FDA that is now trying to take away your vitamins.

The FDA mission statement continues: “The FDA is also responsible for...helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.” So where is the FDA statement refuting the recent media stories on vitamin E, which were inaccurate and based on flawed scientific method? Is the FDA protecting our health or dooming us to sickness?

We the People Demand Vitamins!
Fight back! America is about people having the power. When we see our rights as free Americans compromised, we must fight.
Write to your congressperson today, before it’s too late! No time to write? You can still join the fight. Visit www.NHA2004.com and take advantage of the revolutionary new technology that enables online visitors to rapidly and easily compose letters, e-mails and faxes to Congress. Don’t let the FDA take away your vitamins and health care rights! For health, freedom and liberty, join the NHA today!



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SunRa  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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see pico.. its an all around thing... not just at wto level...

*deep breath*

yeah... im gonna haveta learn photosynthesis
Mr. Nirum  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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That really sucks, how can we stand for this?
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Pollyannuh  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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It´s gonna "suck" alot more before people wake the heck up on this issue.

I want to continue to buy whatever vitamins or herbs I want, but, just to stay on the safe side at least I have seeds to plant for the herbs I like that aren´t hybrid.

Might be a good time to buy some more...
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Time for a revolution. Lock and load, and remember your enemies are not the arabs.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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All is lost....as they say "Shit happens."
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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What are the bill numbers? HR?, S?
Pollyannuh  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Check the website, A.C., for the bill, IF they have it on there.

Otherwise you´ll have to do a little homework.

Sorry, I don´t have it.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Theere are no numbers to reference the bills on the site.
Now I gotta do some work...dammit!
Shadow  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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S.722
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
[link to thomas.loc.gov]

HR 3377
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health
[link to thomas.loc.gov]
Pollyannuh  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Yippeeee, Shadow!

applause

Thanks!
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Well here is a little good news.
Bill S722 introduced by Bill Durbin (D-IL). was sent to committee on 3/26/03. Bills with no chance to pass are sent to committee to die and so far it has not be resurected.
HR 3377 introduced by Susan Davis (D-CA) Has had no action taken on it since October 28th 2003. Hopefully this one will die too.
Pollyannuh  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Gotta sign up on the petition!
Dandasha *not logged in  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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At the risk of sounding like a repuke....

Anyone else notice that these wacko bills were presented by democraps??????

Final proof, once and for all, that ALL politicians are slime.
RedDawn  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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I signed the petition at my health food store and organic market. But they will not listen to the people on this. The pharma companies are running this nation not the people.

Polly, I haven´t seen Blue Sage around in a while...have you heard from him? Is he and his family okay?
Pico  (OP)

12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Why do morons keep recylcing the same hoax crap?

This all stems from hoax emails. Both bills died in the last Congress--never got out of Committee. Very small probability that any will be reintroduced in the current Congress--the supplement industry (the REAL big pharma) owns too many Senators and Reps. for this to happen.

See the full details of this tempest in a crap bucket at www.snopes.com (Urban legends site). Search on Codex and the whole story will come up. And don´t see it´s out of date--nothing has happened since their last update on 2/15/2005.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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who cares? everyone knows only witches use herbs anyways...
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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I´ll leave for Canada, as there are two suplaments I take and without them, I´m no longer a U.S. citizen.

My doctor is an asshole.

They do this and I´m out.
Anonymous Coward
12/08/2005 10:15 AM
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Why do morons keep recylcing the same hoax crap?<<<

it is no hoax.

it is being implemented in australia & NZ..
Anonymous Coward
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12/29/2005 10:10 PM
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This is a hoax. Fundamentalist christian crapola.
Anonymous Coward
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12/29/2005 10:52 PM
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I understand that those two bills are dead. But it doesn't mean that something like them won't be reintroduced if big pharma thinks they can push it through.

For those of us with yards or garden space, can it hurt to get our hands on some non-hybrid, even heirloom herb seeds and toss them out into the dirt? See what grows in your neck of the woods and what doesn't.
BlueDolphin

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12/30/2005 12:54 AM
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