Congress mandated, in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), that all bottles of vitamins and other dietary supplements include the following disclaimer:
"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease."
"If the First Amendment means anything, it means that regulating speech must be a last - not first - resort."
"We have previously rejected the notion that the Government has an interest in preventing the dissemination of truthful commercial information in order to prevent members of the public from making bad decisions with the information."
"Even if the Government did argue that it had an interest in preventing misleading advertisements, this interest could be satisfied by the far less restrictive alternative of requiring each compounded drug to be labeled with a warning that the drug had not undergone FDA testing and that its risks were unknown."
The time has come for healers and those they seek to help to... Assert our right to heal and be healed... We declare our independence from bureaucratic restrictions on our fundamental human rights ... To defend these basic human rights and the healers, physicians and other practitioners alike, who we freely choose to help us achieve and maintain health. . ."