Senator McCain’s Anti-Supplement Bill

Senator McCain’s Anti-Supplement Bill


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Senator McCain’s bill, the mis-named Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA), threatens your access to dietary supplements. It does this by repealing key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), the 1994 law which provides significant protections for supplements.Thanks to overwhelming support from the natural health community, Senator McCain in private conversations with Senator Hatch has agreed to withdraw support for the worst provisions of the DSSA. While McCain’s retreat was confirmed by a McCain staffer, at the same time, other reports have stated that the Senator is “revisiting” the bill after meeting with Senator Hatch, and has no plans to withdraw the bill as it stands. It’s critical we receive confirmation from McCain directly. Now is the time to keep the pressure on to ensure the final defeat of DSSA! So, until we hear directly from Senator McCain, we need your help to contact your senators to express your opposition. Defeat of this bill is within reach. We just need one more push to achieve it.

The Latest McCain Bill Update
Herbal supplements March 23 2010
Hundreds of thousands of messages pouring into Senate offices in support of supplements have convinced Senator McCain that his bill is dead. He is backing away from it. This is your victory. All of you who sent messages to the Senate should be very proud of what you have accomplished. Democracy is working.
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Update on Senator McCain’s Anti-supplement Bill, DSSA (S. 3002)
Supplements March 9, 2010
As we explained in our special message last week, Senator McCain in private conversations within the Senate has agreed to withdraw support for the worst provisions of the DSSA. He is reeling from the massive outpouring of opposition from the American public. In a letter dated March 4, Senator Hatch wrote to Senator McCain, “I want to thank you for agreeing to withdraw your support for the provisions of S. 3002 that I believe would do great harm to the dietary supplement industry”.
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False Rumors about the McCain Bil
March 9, 2010
There may be one silver lining around the increasingly serious threats to the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. This is the increasing amount of collaboration and cooperation we’re seeing among key players in the natural health or health freedom movement (our recent merger with ANH to form ANH-International being a good example of this) as well as growing activism among consumers, practitioners and of course industry—much of which has been comparatively inactive following the hard-won success of DSHEA in 1994. While ANH-USA has been leading the collaborative campaign against the McCain bill, there are statements on the internet suggesting that McCain’s bill would bring into US law restrictions associated with the international ‘food code’, Codex Alimentarius
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Your Victory on the McCain Bill
March 5, 2010
Hundreds of thousands of messages poured into the Senate opposing Senator McCain’s bill, the bill that would have wiped out current legislative protections for dietary supplements. More and more messages were arriving by the day. The entire Congress began to take note. Senator McCain was embarrassed by our ad whose headline pointed out that he was misrepresenting and did not seem to understand his own bill. Read More>>

February 24, 2010
Senator McCain – Please Read Your Own Bill
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February 24, 2010
Senator McCain Files New Bill That Attacks Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
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February 16, 2010

GOP Doctor Instructs John McCain and Explains What the McCain Bill Means for his Patients
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February 9, 2010

Update: Senator McCain Cosponsors a New Bill That Threatens Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
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