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Legislative Update: Bad Supplement Policy Still A Threat

Legislative Update: Bad Supplement Policy Still A Threat
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Senator Durbin’s (D-IL) efforts to institute mandatory product listing for dietary supplements is still a very real threat. Action Alert!

Over the last year or so, we’ve been keeping you up to date on Sen. Durbin’s efforts to pass into law a bad supplement policy that would limit your choices in dietary supplements. We recently scored a major victory when mandatory product listing for supplements was kept out of the legislative package to reauthorize FDA drug user fees. But we are not out of the woods yet.

According to sources, Sen. Durbin’s bad supplement policy is still being considered for inclusion in another government spending bill that must be approved by December 16th. It is imperative that we keep up the pressure in Congress against this terrible policy!

To recap: Durbin’s mandatory listing legislation would add regulations to supplements that would increase prices for consumers and decrease available options, making it easy for the FDA to eliminate supplements that compete with the drugs that provide significant funding for the Agency. We’ve argued that mandatory product registration is a prelude to eliminating high-dose dietary supplements, as the European Union is in the process of doing, and throttling innovation in the supplement sector that delivers American consumers a diverse array of cutting-edge products that support health.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and tell them to oppose mandatory product registration for supplements. Please send your message immediately.

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