FDA continues to turn a deaf ear to consumers regarding supplements

By Lee Bechtel
National Health Federation

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has continued to turn a deaf ear to consumers and their health in pushing forward its agenda to remove thousands of safe supplements from the American marketplace.

The FDA is Deaf and Dumb

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., the director of the Division of Dietary […]

Congress wants investigation in adverse reactions to supplements: not vaccines or drugs

By Alliance for Natural Health
Durbin and Waxman Strike Again!
Their latest move targets supplements while giving drugs and vaccines a free pass. New Action Alert!

Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Henry Waxman are trying a new tactic in their attack on supplements after previous legislative failures. They have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review adverse event report […]

Are Vitamin Supplements Dangerous?

by Alliance for Natural Health
New info about last week’s horribly flawed vitamin study. This story keeps getting worse and worse. A new Action Alert!
Last Monday the Archives of Internal Medicine released a study claiming that vitamin use might lead to an earlier death. This set off a major media feeding frenzy, wave […]

RED ALERT: FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements

By Dr. Mercola
The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. The result was that Congress passed a […]

September 8 Call-In to Oppose FDA Take-over of Supplements

Alliance for Natural Health
We need to convince Congress to review the FDA’s absurd claims and stand against the draft NDI (supplement) guidance. Please join us in this nationwide campaign!
Last week we announced a Call-In Lobbying Day for Thursday, September 8. We’re asking each of you—members, grassroots activists, readers, and […]

NDI Draft Guidance is a Big, Fat Gift to Big Pharma

by Alliance for Natural Health

Want to let the drug industry take your favorite supplements off the market, patent them, and sell them back to you—by doctor’s prescription only—for 10 or 100 (or even more) times what you’re paying now? A follow-up to our recent Action Alert.

As Big Pharma becomes more […]

Pharmaceutical drugs cause 80% of all poison deaths, but FDA wants stricter standards for supplements which cause 0%

by Alliance for Natural Health
Are the NDI guidelines the ultimate FDA tool to freeze dietary supplement innovation? A special report by Robert Verkerk, PhD, ANH-USA Scientific Director and ANH-Europe Executive and Scientific Director.
(Note: Once again, please do not forget our two related Action Alerts—one on the FDA’s new NDI guidance, the […]

NYT Launches Attack on Supplement-Protecting Senator—Just as DSHEA Comes under Renewed Threat

by Alliance for Natural Health

The New York Times made nasty insinuations about both the supplement industry and Sen. Hatch, one of the two authors of DSHEA—and got the facts completely wrong about ANH-USA.
The New York Times recently ran a piece about Sen. Orrin Hatch’s support for the supplement industry. The […]

FDA Guidelines a Perversion of Congressional Intent

by Alliance for Natural Health
The FDA is trying to turn a simple notification system for new supplements into a totally arbitrary approval system. Let’s tell the FDA that supplements are not drugs and ask Congress for help!
Last week we told you about FDA’s draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredients, which allows FDA to arbitrarily […]

FDA’s New Sneak Attack on Supplements

by Alliance for Natural Health

Just before the July 4 holiday weekend, hoping to limit media attention, the FDA dropped a bomb on dietary supplements. Don’t let them get away with it! A new Action Alert.
On July 1, the US Food and Drug Administration issued draft guidance for complying with the New Dietary […]