This organization has been essential for keeping our access to the nutrients and remedies we believe to be valuable to our health. Please support it in any way you can and help spread the word.
Drug companies provide 60% of the FDA’s drug review costs. This means the government’s regulation of pharmaceutical drugs is largely funded by the companies under review! Even worse, the FDA oversees nutritional supplements, which are prescription drugs’ biggest competition.
Twenty years ago, Congress passed DSHEA, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. With this law, Congress definitively stated that dietary supplements are a category of food, and not subject to FDA pre-approval.
Today, the picture is not as rosy:
Why? The fewer supplements that are on the market,
So long as the FDA receives funding from drug companies, we can’t trust the agency to effectively regulate supplements. We need your help to stop the slow erosion of supplement access. We need your help to make sure the FDA doesn’t have anything close to pre-approval authority over supplements.
The first step of our plan is to launch a massive grassroots, lobbying, and media campaign about the safety and effectiveness of supplements, and to expose the FDA’s conflicts of interest. The next step of the campaign is to start a major legislative offensive to strengthen DSHEA. This is no easy task.
We need to raise $50,000 by August 31.
Help us truly honor the twentieth anniversary of DSHEA and protect your access to supplements as Congress intended. For twenty years we’ve managed to protect access to supplements against all odds. I’m confident that together, we will continue to do so over the next twenty years.
Yours in the fight,
Gretchen DuBeau, Esq.
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