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.
Get Informed on U.S. Legislation That Could Restrict Your Health Freedom
The Natural Products Association has sent a letter to Senators Dick Durbin and Mike Braun extensively rebutting assertions made in support of their bill that requires mandatory product listing for dietary supplements. 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.
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.
Soon, millions of these engineered mosquitoes could be set loose in California in an experiment recently approved by the federal government. Read more.
After decades of lobbying the National Organic Program, last Tuesday the USDA, at last, announced an Origin of Livestock Final Rule. It will require all certified organic dairy cows to be raised as organic from the last third of gestation. This will close a giant loophole that industrial “organic” dairies have been using to cut their costs by raising calves on conventional feed and then cycling them back into organic production for milking. Read more.
By the time FDA officials figured out it was spinach that was making people sick in 10 states – sending three people into kidney failure – it was too late. It was mid-November 2021 and the packaged salad’s short shelf life had passed. There was no recall. By the time FDA officials got inspectors on the ground, spinach season was over. Read more.
A wind energy company was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed over the past decade at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Read more.
Two important updates on the future of NAC, a critical antioxidant supplement—and why we need to keep fighting for access. Action Alert! Last week, the FDA denied two Citizens Petitions from the supplement industry requesting the agency reach a determination that N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) is included in the definition of a dietary supplement. Recall from our previous coverage that the agency has stated in warning letters to supplement makers that NAC does not meet the definition of a supplement because it was approved as a drug first in 1963. Read more.