Saturday morning the popular Dr. Bob Martin’s Health Talk, call-in radio program on KFYI-550 AM got into the political mode with his informative lecture against Sen. John McCain’s “Mavericky” aisle crossing — this time with North Dakota Democrat, Byron Dorgan — to severely restrict our choices as related to dietary supplements.
Recently introduced by McCain in the U.S. Senate, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 (S. 3002), is possibly the most direct assault on natural health freedom. If passed into law, this bill would require all dietary supplement manufacturers, distributors, and holders — down to the retail store level to be comprehensively registered. It would also allow for the arbitrary banning of nutritional supplements by the FDA and the introduction of questionable reporting of adverse events related to them.
McCain’s bill would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. which protects supplements if 1.) they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2.) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug.
Call Sen. McCain and tell him to stop this infringement on our rights at this very basic level.
His contact information is available here