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S.3002 Dietary Supplement Safety Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 04, 2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • 9% of users support S.3002

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    • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

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    • National Products Association

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    • MassLPA

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    • Vitamin-Freedom

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    • Alliance for Natural Health USA

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    • Health Freedom Alliance

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    • Life Extension

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    • Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 24, 2010, by vankaypie - I would like to continue having the right to buy herbs that boost my immune function, lesson the severity of pain without pain killers, and increase my health and longevity. I avoid prescription drugs if at all possible, and I think it's my right to choose alternative, natural, herbal health over another drug from another drug company. This bill effects friends who use naturally desiccated thyroid medicines as well, and they deserve to have their choice of health care.

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      As noted by vankaypie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 24, 2010, "I would like to continue having the right to buy herbs that boost my immune function, lesson the severity of pain without pain killers, and increase my health and longevity. I avoid prescription drugs if at all possible, and I think it's my right to choose alternative, natural, herbal health over another drug from another drug company. This bill effects friends who use naturally desiccated thyroid medicines as well, and they deserve to have their choice of health care."
    • On March 19, 2010, by backrepair - In 2008, there were NO DEATHS caused by a dietary supplement, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 174-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology reports that not a man, woman, or child died from the use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, melatonin, Ayurvedic preparations, or Chinese formulas. Compare that to the safety of Big Pharma. As the late Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD said, many doctor's decision making philosohy is corrupted from "First do no harm" to "First DO SOMETHING!" Drugs often provide that action in remedies that produce in side effects the symptoms they are supposed to cure.

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      As noted by backrepair, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 19, 2010, "In 2008, there were NO DEATHS caused by a dietary supplement, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 174-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published in the journal Clinical Toxicology reports that not a man, woman, or child died from the use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, melatonin, Ayurvedic preparations, or Chinese formulas. Compare that to the safety of Big Pharma. As the late Robert S. Mendelsohn, MD said, many doctor's decision making philosohy is corrupted from "First do no harm" to "First DO SOMETHING!" Drugs often provide that action in remedies that produce in side effects the symptoms they are supposed to cure. "
    • On February 19, 2010, by kristyannewright7 - Have you any idea the amount of people that die due to the side effects of chemicals that are processed in medications? Diet Pills are NOT supplements and should not be categorized with natural organic nutrients essential for the well being of the human body.

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      As noted by kristyannewright7, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 19, 2010, "Have you any idea the amount of people that die due to the side effects of chemicals that are processed in medications? Diet Pills are NOT supplements and should not be categorized with natural organic nutrients essential for the well being of the human body. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • CONGRESS IS TAKING AWAY YOUR SUPPLEMENTS! - Vitamins, Minerals ... - December 28, 2010 by liposuction, cost price aesthetic surgery - www.SaveOurSupplements.org On February 3, 2010, Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan introduced S. 3002, a bill entitled, The.

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      As noted by liposuction, cost price aesthetic surgery on December 28, 2010, "www.SaveOurSupplements.org On February 3, 2010, Senators John McCain and Byron Dorgan introduced S. 3002, a bill entitled, The." (http://www.weightlossdietz.com/congress-is-taking-away-your-supplements-vitamins-minerals-herbs-sports-and-energy-supplements/)
    • The Gormley Files: "Food Safety" Bill In Desperate Need of a ... - December 26, 2010 by The Gormley Files - Orrin Hatch Letter to John McCain About S. 3002. ► 02/21 - 02/28 (2). Anti-Supplement “Perfect” Storm Building in Washin... NPA Alerts Health-Food Stores to Dangers of S. 300... ► 02/14 - 02/21 (1). Take Action on S. 3002 Now! ...

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      As noted by The Gormley Files on December 26, 2010, "Orrin Hatch Letter to John McCain About S. 3002. ► 02/21 - 02/28 (2). Anti-Supplement “Perfect” Storm Building in Washin... NPA Alerts Health-Food Stores to Dangers of S. 300... ► 02/14 - 02/21 (1). Take Action on S. 3002 Now! ..." (http://thegormleyfiles.blogspot.com/2010/12/food-safety-bill-in-desperate-need-of.html)
    • Looking Back on the Battle with S-510 « Vermont For Evolution - December 26, 2010 by Vermont For Evolution - McCain's discredited S.3002 which would have brought Dietary Supplements under even greater Federal control and the “criminalization of speech about food claims” bill, S.3767, introduced by the majority party “leadership” late in the ...

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      As noted by Vermont For Evolution on December 26, 2010, "McCain's discredited S.3002 which would have brought Dietary Supplements under even greater Federal control and the “criminalization of speech about food claims” bill, S.3767, introduced by the majority party “leadership” late in the ..." (http://vermont4evolution.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/looking-back-on-the-battle-with-s-510/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • John McCain's attack on liberty - August 24, 2010 by Renew America - ...to S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and natural foo

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      As noted by Renew America on August 24, 2010, "...to S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and natural foo" (http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/baldwin/100824)
    • Natural MarketPlace Set to Host Innovative Education Program - April 14, 2010 by RedOrbit - ...provide content for the natural and healthy lifestyle industries that: addresses current advocacy efforts such as the controversial S.3002 bill proposed in Congress to strictly regulate the dietary supplement industry including two Town Hall sessions --

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      As noted by RedOrbit on April 14, 2010, "...provide content for the natural and healthy lifestyle industries that: addresses current advocacy efforts such as the controversial S.3002 bill proposed in Congress to strictly regulate the dietary supplement industry including two Town Hall sessions --" (http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1850678/natural_marketplace_set_to_host_innovative_education_program/index.html?source=r_health)
    • Mike Corthell : John McCain: On liberty's side? - March 16, 2010 by Town Hall - ...referring to S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and n

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      As noted by Town Hall on March 16, 2010, "...referring to S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and n" (http://diocuore.blogtownhall.com/2010/03/17/john_mccain_on_libertys_side.thtml)
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