The Natural Products Association (NPA) renewed its call for health and wellness advocates to lobby Congress to reject the Durbin-Braun proposal to require premarket approval for dietary supplements and weaken critical provisions of the Bioterrorism Act. Read more.
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Efforts are increasing to silence doctors who stray too far from the dictates of conventional medicine. Action Alerts! “More than 2 years into this pandemic, the largest threat next to the spread of the virus itself is the spread of disinformation and misinformation.” These words were spoken by the CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), Humayun Chaudhry, DO. The statement is emblematic of the wave of censorship that has been building since the beginning of the pandemic. It is also in line with other attempts at the federal level to gag free speech about natural treatments for COVID prevention and treatment. Read more.
The “sunny” days of Americans being able to regenerate health with vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be over. Action Alert! Last week, we detailed what we believe to be Sen. Durbin’s end game with regard to his new mandatory product listing bill for dietary supplements: the imposition of European-style restrictions on high-dose vitamins and minerals. For those who care about natural health, one of the most important threats is to high-dose vitamin D. Read more.
An update from the FDA shows our advocacy to defend access to a critical antioxidant supplement is working. Action Alert! The FDA recently released a guidance on the agency’s policy towards N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), a critical antioxidant supplement. It reiterates some of the points we covered in an earlier update on NAC, with a key addition: barring any issues that arise during a safety review currently being conducted, the agency is “likely to propose a rule providing that NAC is not excluded from the definition of dietary supplement.” We may be on the cusp of a huge victory in protecting access to affordable NAC supplements. Read more.
Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) bill that threatens tens of thousands of products has officially been introduced. We need all hands on deck to oppose it. Action Alert! Sen. Dick Durbin has launched his supplement attack by introducing his “Dietary Supplement Listing Act of 2022” with Senator Mike Braun (R-IN). This bill threatens your ability to access the supplements you rely on to stay healthy. We need to send a strong message to Congress that this is bad for consumers, bad for health, and bad for the economy. Read more.
Senator Durbin’s (D-IL) supplement regulation threatening 41,000 supplements is moving forward, and on multiple fronts. We must respond immediately. Urgent Action Alert! For months now, we’ve been telling you about Sen. Durbin’s plan to impose new requirements on dietary supplements. These new requirements threaten more than 41,000 products on the market. If we want to preserve access to the supplements we rely on to stay healthy, we must contact our elected representatives immediately and tell them not to support this policy. Read more.
More evidence for the power of natural medicine to keep us healthy during this and future viral pandemics—so why are the FDA, Congress, and the President threatening access? Action Alert! A new study found that a mixture of zinc, copper, and plant flavonoids inhibited viral replication in lab tests by as much as 50 percent. Read more.
New evidence to support the use of an incredible natural therapy, if you weren’t already convinced. Action Alert! New studies confirm the power of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to heal. One study demonstrated the power of HBOT to treat opioid addiction. A new review confirms what we’ve known for a while: HBOT helps those with mild traumatic brain injuries recover their cognitive abilities. Read more.
As is too often the case with this agency, you need only follow the money. Action Alert! Last year, we reported on the FDA attacking companies marketing nasal spray products proven to help with COVID as part of the federal government’s wider campaign to censor and block natural therapies for the virus, since they aren’t FDA-approved drugs. Now, we have a more specific indication of why: there is ongoing research on a nasal spray containing a novel compound to fight COVID; another anti-COVID nasal spray is coming to market in Europe. We believe the FDA is once again acting to protect drug industry interests by blocking competition from natural products, no matter how much harm is caused. Read more.
The mainstream media jumped on a new study purporting to show ivermectin is a failed treatment for COVID. Action Alert! The Wall Street Journal’s headline: “Ivermectin Didn’t Reduce Covid-19 Hospitalizations in Largest Trial to Date.” The New York Times’ headline: “A large study finds that ivermectin does not reduce risk of Covid-19 hospitalization.” Surely this is cased closed on ivermectin’s ability to help with COVID, right? Read more.