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ACTION ALERT (State-Based): New Power Grab by Federation of State Medical Boards Threatens Integrative Medicine

Posted March 6, 2015
Legislation that has been introduced in fourteen states must be stopped now.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell your state legislature to reject the FSMB’s legislation. It would cede state licensing power to an unaccountable Interstate Commission controlled behind the scenes by a private organization, and it would force many physicians to participate in a burdensome and costly recertification process

ACTION ALERT — Will We Allow Big Pharma to Patent and Control Natural Products?

Posted March 6, 2015
Behind the scenes, the pharmaceutical and biotech industries are trying to change the law—to benefit no one but themselves. Now they’re trying to get the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to change patent law about natural substances. Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell USPTO to keep restrictions in place that prevent natural substances from being patented.

URGENT ACTION ALERT for Illinois Residents — Protect Freedom of Vaccine Choice

Posted March 4, 2015
The Illinois legislature is considering two bills, SB1776 and SB1410, that would restrict the religious exemption, making it more difficult for concerned parents to protect their children from potentially toxic vaccines.  Read more and TAKE ACTION TODAY to contact your state legislators and tell them to preserve the personal belief exemption.

ACTION ALERT — FDA Pretends to Lighten Burden on Compounding Pharmacies Even as it Tightens Its Stranglehold on Them

Posted February 26, 2015
The government is playing games with patients’ lives. A new document shows just how arbitrary Pharma-inspired limitations on shipping compounded medications really are.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell the FDA and Congress that any limit on interstate sales of vital compounded drugs such as estriol or extended release thyroid is unacceptable. Tell them there must be no limit on the interstate dispensing of compounded drugs when a patient has a prescription ordered by a doctor.

DEADLINE MARCH 3: Tell President Obama to Ban Bee-Killing Pesticides

Posted February 25, 2015
TAKE ACTION: Nearly 4 million people from numerous groups have signed petitions asking the task force to ban bee-killing pesticides. Please sign OCA’s petition by March 3 so your signature can be counted, too!  Read more and add your name to the petition:  

ACTION ALERT — Congress Moves to Step Up Vaccine Enforcement

Posted February 18, 2015
In a predictable reaction to the recent measles outbreaks, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress filed a “Vaccines Saves Lives” resolution last Friday. If passed, this resolution will bolster the current backlash against vaccine exemptions and pave the way for states’ efforts to mandate universal vaccinations.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to tell Congress to listen to the science and find answers to these troubling vaccine issues, instead of parroting Big Pharma’s dangerous media campaign.

ACTION ALERT — State GMO Labeling Laws in Peril

Posted February 18, 2015
A new bill—actually a re-tread of an amendment that grassroots activists like you defeated last year—is intended to protect Big Food and Big Farma.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to send a message to Congress and urge your legislators to reject the Protect Interstate Commerce Act and fight for its defeat.

ACTION ALERT — New Food Safety Bill Needs Amending!

Posted February 11, 2015
This is a bill sponsored in the House by Rep. DeLauro and in the Senate by Sen. Durbin. With the right amendments, this bill could actually help!  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your senators and representative and ask them to urge Sen. Durbin and Rep. DeLauro to amend this bill. Ask for language that explicitly makes supplement safety the responsibility of the new agency, places organics and GMOs under this new agency’s purview, adds protections against “ag-gag” laws to the whistleblower provisions, retains exemptions for small farmers, and handles CAFOs and other industrial agriculture operations separately from small farms and businesses.

ACTION ALERT for NY Residents — NY Attorney General’s Supplement Test Completely Contradicted by New Research

Posted February 11, 2015
The supplement ban was issued based on a single unverified test, performed by a scientist who usually studies lizards, using completely inappropriate technology—and new tests show that the original testing was wrong.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to write to your state senator and representative and ask them to reject Sen. LaValle’s bill to create a state dietary supplement safety committee, competing with federal law and confusing the public.  Also demand that the Attorney General’s full test report be made available for peer review immediately.

ACTION ALERT — Tell NY Attorney General It’s Time for Transparency

Posted February 6, 2015
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently requested four major retailers to remove herbal supplements from their shelves. The request was made without publicly releasing the DNA study data that is the basis for his request. Consumers and industry stakeholders want answers.  Read more and TAKE ACTION to get answers!

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