ALERT: CALL YOUR SENATORS May 24/25 – Amendment to allow

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 08:05 PM
posted by Rudi

IT MEANS THAT WE CAN SHARE HEALTH BENEFITS ABOUT PRODUCTS WITHOUT SANCTION FROM THE FDA -HOW COOL IS THAT?

Please Support Sen. Rand Paul’s Health Freedom Amendment on  S3187 the Prescription Drug User Fee Amendments of 2012

S. 3187 is the Reauthorization bill for the FDA’s Prescription Drug and Biosimilar Products User Fees is moving forward in the US Senate this week. On Wednesday, May 23, Senator Rand Paul is introducing an important Health Freedom Amendment. Senator Paul’s amendment will:

  • Stop the Federal Government from  suppressing “a claim describing any nutrient in a food or dietary supplement as mitigating, treating, or preventing any disease, disease symptom, or health-related condition, unless a Federal court in a final order following a trial on the merits finds clear and convincing evidence based on qualified expert opinion and published peer-reviewed scientific research that—  (1) the claim is false and misleading in a material respect; and (2) there is no less speech restrictive alternative  to claim suppression, such as use of disclaimers or qualifications, that can render the claim non-misleading.”  Stops the FDA from declaring these products drugs.
  • It revokes all existing FDA rules prohibiting nutrient-disease relationship claims.
  • Corrects the Definition of Misbranded Food.
  • Stops the Federal Government from interfering with the distribution of any publication in connection with the sale of a food or supplement to consumers unless it  establishes that a claim contained in the publication—‘‘(1) names the specific food or dietary supplement sold by the person causing the publication to be distributed; (2) represents that the specific food or dietary supplement mitigates, treats, or prevents a disease; and(3) proves the claim to be false and misleading in a material respect by final order of a Federal court of competent jurisdiction.
  • Prohibits FDA Officials from Carrying Firearms and Making Arrests Without Warrants.

He is going to need all our help to get this bill passed.  Please call the two senators who represent your state and ask them to support this important amendment.  The list of Senators and their Telephone Numbers@ Take Action Tab above/ senate numbers –   http://popcampaign.org/take-action/call-congress#Senate+Numbers

Make your Calls early.



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