Vitamin Nazis stymied for the moment – an update

May 6, 2007 at 11:02 am 1 comment

According to the latest (May 4) email from the Natural Solutions Foundation, the organization that’s been fighting the FDA’s push to make vitamin and mineral supplements available only by prescription:

Although the FDA denied our request to extend the comment, failed to update its site or its comment tally, extended the comment period and then rescinded the extension (!), our collective voice won us a huge victory in Congress today. Because we rallied behind our health freedom and access to natural health products, every member of the Senate voting today heard us loud and clear and acted — without a single dissenting voice — to protect our health freedom!

And some very good news: Congress has accepted the following amendment to S.1082 – Enhancing Drug Safety and Innovation Act of 2007 – from Sen. Durbin.Sec. X08. Rule of Construction
Nothing in this title (or an amendment made by this title) shall be construed to affect–
(1) The regulation of dietary supplements under the Dietary Supplement
Health and Education Act; or
(2) The adverse event reporting system for dietary supplements created
under the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act.

For now, then, it seems like the vitamin nazis are flummoxed. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer group of nazis.

It isn’t clear at the moment how complementary and alternative modalities (CAM) like massage and colonics will be affected, if at all. If I can find out, I’ll report about it here.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Deb  |  June 4, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! This is the first post I’ve seen reporting some results of the vote in congress about the FDA attempt to regulate vitamin and mineral supplements. Great news! Thank you.
    I have some catching up to do before I’m fully informed on the issues but understand that there is some solid info at (Natural Solutions Foundation). I’ll check it out to see if there is some action I can take to support the cause.


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