Supplement restrictions are moving forward in Congress. Lawmakers need to hear that this is a bad idea. Action Alert!
This week, the Senate HELP Committee voted to approve its FDA user fee bill with mandatory dietary supplement product listing attached.
Requiring supplement companies to register all of their products with the FDA sounds innocuous but will have far-reaching, negative effects on your supplement access. This policy is being spear-headed by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and we believe his ultimate goal is to eliminate higher dosages of supplements, as is being done in Europe. You can read more about the damage this policy will do to your supplement choices here, here, here, and here.
During the committee markup, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) offered the only supplement related amendment, which aimed to ensure this unnecessary regulatory burden wouldn’t expose supplement company trade secrets. Unfortunately, the amendment failed as committee Republicans supported it and Democrats opposed it. We expect the bill to receive a full Senate vote soon, so it is critical to let your Senators know we do not want mandatory supplement listing included.
The House has already passed its version of the FDA user fee bill, which does not include mandatory supplement listing. As a result of the differences, the House and Senate will have to reconcile their bills.
ANH will be letting Congress know we want to follow the House version and do not want mandatory supplement listing included in the final bill.
We have to oppose this terrible policy that will restrict consumer choice.
Action Alert! Write to Congress and tell them to oppose mandatory product registration for supplements. Please send your message immediately.