Get Informed on U.S. Legislation That Could Restrict Your Health Freedom

Extreme Bias in FTC’s Ruling on Homeopathic Medicine

Posted December 1, 2016
Despite the fact that there are over 300 clinical trials published in peer review medical journals, the U.S. government’s Federal Trade Commission (F.T.C.) has deemed homeopathic medicine to be unproven scientifically.  This governmental agency will now require manufacturers of homeopathic medicines to provide the following two statements in their marketing of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines:  (1) there is no scientific evidence that the product works and (2) the product’s claims are based only on theories of homeopathy from the 1700s that are not accepted by most modern medical experts.  Read more.

FTC Decides to Destroy Homeopathy

Posted November 30, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a policy statement explaining that the agency will hold efficacy and safety claims for over-the-counter (OTC) homeopathic drugs to the same standard as claims for other OTC drugs. This means homeopathic OTC products will need to back up claims with “competent and reliable scientific evidence” for health-related claims, or else use certain FDA-approved disclaimers.  Read more. 

Good News on Lab Testing

Posted November 30, 2016
The FDA’s attack on independent lab testing appears to have been beaten back.  In a recent announcement, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it will back off of its plans to put new rules in place for laboratory-developed tests (LDTs), rules that represented an attempted regulatory takeover of the industry.  Read more.

University Academic Persecuted for Denouncing GMOs and Agrochemicals

Posted November 21, 2016
In October, Dr Damián Verzeñassi, from the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the National University of Rosario (UNR) in Argentina, was among 30 experts who testified about the health impacts of GMOs and their associated pesticides at the Monsanto Tribunal in The Hague. During the Tribunal, a case was made against Monsanto for violations of human rights and “ecocide”, a term to denote crimes that irreparably damage the natural environment and human populations that depend on it.  Read more.

Freedom of Thought and Religious Beliefs are Under Attack

Posted November 18, 2016
On August 15, 2016, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in the Federal Register to amend the Public Health Service Act, which governs public health law. We warned you about this several months ago in this newsletter.  What the CDC wants to do is expand the use of police power to detain and involuntarily quarantine you if you are traveling by airplane into the U.S. If you have a cough, rash, low-grade fever or other minor symptoms of illness, they want to enlist airline personnel to report you to the CDC.  Read more. 

Media Blackout as White House Issues Executive Order Giving Broad Powers to ‘Global Health Security Agenda’ for Infectious Disease Threats

Posted November 18, 2016
On Friday, November 4, a new executive order was signed titled “Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats,” giving the United States government, military and other worldwide partner organizations new powers to respond to what they deem as “biological threats” that may potentially emerge.  Usually referring to disease outbreaks or perhaps even biological weapons, the nearly 2,500-word document (which can be found on WhiteHouse.gov by clicking here) is vague about what such a plan may entail. But speculation is that it could involve some sort of major medical or vaccine-driven response — with no mention as to whether consent of the people will be included.  Read more.

Regulation of Probiotics in the USA: Dietary Supplements

Posted October 19, 2016
The United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of products containing probiotics is complex and largely depends on the claims that are made for the product. For example, they can be regulated as foods, dietary supplements, cosmetics, or drugs/biologics (a class of drugs which are extracted from or derivatives of living organisms). In this second of a four part IPA Counsel Corner series, we will focus on the second category: dietary supplements.  Read more. 

Stop CDC Proposed Rule for Forced Detention, Isolation, Vaccination and Quarantine

Posted October 19, 2016
The new CDC FAQ about the NPRM( discusses some, but not all, of the most serious concerns that the public has about different provisions within the NPRM that allows federal health officials to take citizens into custody and involuntarily quarantining them for having common infectious disease symptoms such as a skin rash, coughing and mild fever. This NPRM is a clear threat to travel within the U.S. by airplane, ship, bus and train for simply appearing “unwell” or having been in contact with someone who is “unwell.”  Read more.