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FDA Says No to the Senators Who Drafted DSHEA

February 7, 2012

According to our sources, the rogue agency is digging in its heels on the NDI draft guidance that threatens so many supplements, refusing to listen to Congress or follow the intent of the law.

Senators Orrin Hatch and Tom Harkin met with Dr. Daniel Fabricant of the FDA on January 26 to request that the FDA withdraw its NDI draft guidance altogether—a meeting that ANH-USA, together with some trade groups, helped set up. They were following up on their recent letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg asking the FDA to stop the process altogether, withdraw the guidance, and start again after meeting with interested parties to address the list of significant concerns expressed by consumers and industry.

You may recall that the landmark Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) required that guidelines be established for supplement manufacturers to notify FDA when a new dietary ingredient was introduced into the marketplace. The FDA’s Draft Guidance for New Dietary Ingredients was supposed to fulfill that requirement.

Unfortunately, the FDA’s proposed regulations are in fact completely contrary to the intent of Congress when DSHEA was passed, and Sens. Harkin and Hatch wanted to make that clear to FDA. They should know—they were the two principal authors of the legislation!

According to our sources, FDA has turned down the senators’ request. FDA in effect said that it is refusing to reconsider its interpretation of what the NDI section of DSHEA means, regardless of what Sens. Hatch and Harkin say they meant when they wrote the law.

Does this mean FDA intends to use the NDI process as a de facto pre-market approval system—something which regulatory observers believe was specifically excluded by DSHEA? In a word, yes. We have been told that FDA claims the NDI process is the only “preventive control” for dietary supplements in federal law. Whatever “preventive control” means, it is completely untrue that supplements are uncontrolled under federal law or that the FDA lacks the power presently to regulate them.

In refusing to follow the intent of the law as clearly stated by the law’s authors, the FDA is acting as a rogue agency. If you haven’t done so already, please ask your legislators to make a one-minute floor speech opposing the FDA’s guidance document. FDA’s plan would sweep many supplements off the shelf and make the ones that survive much more expensive.




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Post time 2012-2-10 13:07:23 |Display all floors
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All We Need Is One Minute of Their Time

January 31, 2012

Our Action Alert is simple: Ask your senator or representative to make a one-minute floor speech opposing the FDA’s plan to sweep many supplements off the shelf and make the ones that survive much more expensive. Please help!

As you know, the comment period for the NDI Draft Guidance is now closed, and the FDA will be reviewing all the comments they have received. During this period, we want to make the Draft Guidance such a hot-button political issue that FDA will be forced to take notice and will address the public’s serious concerns.

As we reported last month, two powerful senators and longtime friends of natural health, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), wrote to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and formally asked the FDA to withdraw its guidance document. We thank these courageous senators for speaking out and clearly articulating the problems inherent in the FDA’s proposal.

In addition, Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) recently made a one-minute speech entitled “Overregulating Dietary Supplements Endangers Americans’ Jobs and Health” on the floor of the House of Representatives. This was his speech:

Madam Speaker, I rise today to express my concern over another example of rampant government regulation.

For seventeen years, the Food and Drug Administration has sought to ignore congressional intent and create a vast new regulatory regime for dietary supplements. Millions of Americans, including many of my constituents and my family, rely on dietary supplements as part of their everyday health maintenance routine. Moreover, they play an important role in ensuring that people take individual responsibility for preventative health care. We all can agree that the FDA should not limit Americans’ access to dietary supplements….

Last week, the comment period on the FDA’s draft guidance closed. Now that they’ve heard from the public, and now that I’m sure they’ve heard from countless Americans who share my concern, I urge them to go back to the drawing board and ensure that they do not limit Americans’ access to dietary supplements.

Simple. Clear. Direct. And painless.

Today we’re asking you to send a message to your senators and your congressional representative. Ask them to make a simple one-minute floor speech in opposition to the guidance. Urge them, just as Senators Harkin and Hatch did, to ask the FDA to retract the guidance altogether and start over. Remind them too of the economic impact—an argument that will have a great deal of power right now—that the NDI draft guidance is bad for the economy and costs American jobs. Please send your message today!
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I was thrilled to see that several members of Congress have taken a strong stand against the FDA's draft guidance on New Dietary Ingredient notifications for dietary supplements. This disastrous document turns what was meant to be a simple notification system into a scheme where FDA can approve -- or deny -- any supplement created in the past eighteen years, making the FDA the ultimate arbiter of what dietary supplements will and will not be available. This is completely contrary to congressional intent when DSHEA was enacted eighteen years ago.

Worse, it would sweep many nutritional supplements off the market, losing over $1 billion in revenue, and forcing over 100,000 Americans to lose their jobs. and make the ones that survive much more expensive. The federal government will lose between $1.84 billion to $3.54 billion in federal tax revenues; state and local governments will lose between $1.64 billion and $3.07 billion in taxes.

Rep. Randy Hultgren recently made a one-minute speech on the floor of the House urging the FDA to "go back to the drawing board" so that the NDI Draft Guidance doesn't limit Americans' access to dietary supplements. Sens. Tom Harkin and Orrin Hatch wrote to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and formally asked the FDA to withdraw its guidance document.

I am writing today to ask you to join your colleagues and make a one-minute speech opposing the NDI draft guidance. Ask FDA to retract its guidance and start over. We need guidelines that do not impose unreasonable barriers that limit or slow the flow of safe products and accurate information to consumers. Please uphold the landmark legislation Congress passed eighteen years ago!

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Post time 2012-9-13 23:45:25 |Display all floors
I love vitamins, please don't ban them!{:soso_e135:}

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Post time 2012-9-14 00:32:39 |Display all floors
No vitamins + GMO foods = sickness

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Post time 2012-9-19 02:55:07 |Display all floors
Chechen Post time: 2012-9-14 00:32
No vitamins + GMO foods = sickness

China is heading in this direction because they want to be like white people.

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Coldvirus Post time: 2012-9-19 02:55
China is heading in this direction because they want to be like white people.

It's probably the same reason US is doing it.  The big money parasites that own the drug companies and the doctors want to have a sick population as a host to feed off of.

Look around and you will find the same group of parasites is hiding in the Chinese population.

Like here they wear your clothes and speak your language and are hard to detect.

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