Wednesday, February 3, 2010

McCain Bill Poses Threat to DSHEA and Health Freedom

Update: Action Item to Protest McCain Bill

I re-post in full today's media release from the Natural Products Association regarding new threats to health freedom.

It was Constitutionalist Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas) who described the FDA's behavior as "an abuse of power..." and now failed presidential candidate McCain, a "RINO" (Republican In Name Only) lets us know where he stands: on the side of the power abusers.

The "Accepted Dietary Ingredient List" is especially troubling since such a code provision moves us away from our Common Law Right to access the foods we choose to a Civil Law (Codex Alimentarius) regulation of what we may choose. Under the Common Law what is not explicitly forbidden is allowed; under the Code, whatever is not permitted is forbidden. This "lawyer's distinction" is of the greatest significance in preserving our Liberty.

We will post an Action Item at Heatlh Freedom USA opposing the McCain bill when it is formally introduced. See:

The terms of this bill further the Globalist Eugenicide Agenda in that it seeks to treat dietary supplements, which are foods and therefore ought to be deemed safe if used as directed, as though they were toxins (while, of course, the agency treats the real dangers - GMOs, food additives, dangerous drugs, vaccines and industrial toxins as though they were perfectly safe). rf

February 3, 2010: New Legislation Poses Threat to DSHEA

At a press conference held earlier today, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced that he would be introducing legislation that would amend the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) additional powers over retailers and suppliers in the dietary supplements industry. The Natural Products Association is reviewing McCain's bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), and offers this initial analysis regarding the impact of the legislation on the industry.

NPA will work aggressively to address this threat to the industry. The association will continue to keep its members informed and let them know how they can help protect their businesses.

Brief description of the provisions of the
Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010

New Requirements from Suppliers to Retailers

Suppliers and retailers regardless of size all along the chain of commerce are required to "obtain adequate written evidence" from the seller that the product is registered as required. That evidence must be retained in a file available for inspection.

Adverse Event Reporting (AER)

Requires reporting of all adverse events, not just serious adverse events. In addition, a compilation of non-serious AERs must be submitted annually, and records must be maintained for three years.

"Accepted Dietary Ingredients" List

Mandates creation by the Secretary of a list of "Accepted Dietary Ingredients" to replace the current "in commerce pre-DSHEA" test.

New Dietary Ingredients (NDI)

NDIs are considered adulterated unless there is a history of use or evidence of its safety. Registrants shall maintain a "scientifically reasonable substantiation file" available for inspection by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Registration required 75 days prior to market.

Recall Authority

Provides immediate recall authority to the Secretary upon determination that a supplement "would cause serious, adverse health consequences or death, or is adulterated or misbranded." Companies subject to a recall have the right to challenge the order in an "informal hearing" within 10 days. At their own expense, retailers must notify customers of such recalls.

Registration of Dietary Supplement Facilities

Dietary supplement facilities shall register with the Secretary (required information includes name, address of all facilities, trade names, list of supplements, their ingredients, and labels). Registration is annual.

Read the complete bill here:


Elvenrunelord said...

I wonder if McCain will be a authorized ingredient?

What about Fat Cat?

I doubt it, both are poison to natural born humans.

Anonymous said...

His unconstitutional effort to gag his political opponents leading up to elections was recently overturned. Although the leftist media says it is now allowing "corporations" free speech, in reality it is permitting all of us the right to use our funds to advertize for and against political candidates.

Now he does this. He is a fascist/socialist and needs to be out of power.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure it will be the typical legislation that comes out of Washington. Although there is a need for regulation of snake oil salesmen, the bill will be worded in such a way as to provide the Federal Government Carte Blanche to run over any supplement or provider that the pharmaceutical and insurance companies decide is too much competition and undermining their absolute control of the health care industry.

Isn't that old bastard past due to turn to dust? I'd like to know what keeps that old mummy alive. I'm sure it would make a great new unregulated supplement.

Anonymous said...

Deal, if the government will require all of the dangers of every single drug, over the counter and prescription as well as all negative effects of GMO foods and food additives and approved artificial sweeteners, flavors, and colors as well as "natural" corn made products.

What? Won't do that, will they?

critterlover said...

Deal. As long as the government is required to share every known and possible effect of GMO foods, food additives, preservatives, "natural" and artificial, as well as every effect of every drug their money making drug companies manufacture and push to the public, both OTC and prescription.

Anonymous said...

I think he needs this big pharma $$ to fund his retirement. We are already controlled enough by big pharma and the monsanto controlled FDA who are a joke considering they refuse to do anything about many of the cancer causing harmful pharma drugs, or require a label for potentially harmful GMO's, or force big pharma into making nonpoisonous vaccines. They lie, and all they care about is the corporate bottom line. We are overtaken by the big corporations. Now they are seen as persons, not groups of people. They control who wins elections, they control legislation through corporate lobby, we the people have been sold out just so you know. Btw, anon. I was really surprised the left opposed this, they all are taking bribes from the corporations just like the right are, they are all bought and sold.

Anonymous said...

McCain was always a globalist puppet like Bush and the rest of those devils. And their ability to say who lives and who dies in these Health Care Bill will make them feel like gods. They are stolen all of our money; now they want to control our bodies and beings.

And if we continue to let them get away with this; we will eventually become their slaves. And they will make you take their coming zombie making Mark of the Beast Chip that will turn you into their zombie brainless slave.

But in the near future; and after they have martyred most of us who will not be taking their beast chip; the Great God of Heaven will defeat them and have them all in the great lake of fire and brimstone soon!!

Anonymous said...

This is truly, truly a sad nation we have become. Our liberties being stripped more every waking day by a power-hungry, over-reaching, DICTATING Govt. that cannot seem to stay within the confines of the Constitution!!!

How did we get here? Were we NOT a "free" country not even a few years ago or less? But to compromise our own FOOD sources and nutritional supplements is seriously over the TOP. This is the Elite's beginning to population control (DEPOPULATION) and bring in their New World Order!! The purpose collapse of the economy, genocide, Martial Law...we are NOT a free nation anymore. And our Constitution is being shredded by an evil, arrogant, power hungry Govt!

H. Guide said...

How do we stop it this time? I refused last time and they stopped the mandate, so I did not have to lose my job (RN) but now what? So I can have an abortion if I want but can't say no to a shot go figure.