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New Legislation May Reduce Supplement Dosage

A well-organized, coordinated campaign from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Big Pharma is threatening access to the supplements we depend on. Using the false premise that supplements are unsafe, the FDA is working to gain more power over their regulation in order to further solidify the corporate monopoly on medicine. These efforts must be opposed. Write to Congress and tell them to oppose efforts to establish a "mandatory filing" for supplements.

The Senate Health Education Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to approve its FDA user fee bill with mandatory dietary supplement product listing. Lawmakers need to hear that this is a bad idea. Requiring supplement companies to register all their products with the FDA sounds innocuous, but will have far-reaching, negative effects on supplement access. 

The policy is being spearheaded by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). Alliance for Natural Health believes Durbin’s ultimate goal is to eliminate higher dosages of supplements as is being done in Europe. Read about the damage this policy will do to supplement choices in ANH articles at

This policy that will restrict consumer choice must be opposed. The ANH expects the bill to receive a full Senate vote soon, so it is critical to write to Congress immediately and tell them to oppose mandatory product registration for supplements. An example letter is in the Action Center of the ANH website,