ACTION ALERT Alliance for Natural Health Update posted 10/11/16 The FDA’s New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notification process threatens consumer access to thousands of dietary supplements. The biggest issues in the original guidance remain in the latest revised version, and it is critical that the document be revised again to reflect what was intended in DSHEA:…Details
Last year, the Drug Quality and Security Act, or DQSA, sponsored by Big Drug Companies, gave the FDA increased authority over compounding pharmacies, and the agency has responded by trying to regulate them out of existence. The new legislation passed by Congress in the December 2015 Omnibus Bill will temporarily help to save Estriol and…Details
The patients of Naturopathic Physicians derive tremendous benefit from safely compounded medications that are made available or administered to them in the physician’s office (known as “office use”). Nutritional, herbal, homeopathic and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement medications are compounded to meet unique patient needs. These medications are not available from large pharmaceutical manufacturers that do not…Details
FDA initiating new regulations to limit Compounding Pharmacies and Bio-Identical Hormones Big Drug Companies want to limit your access to natural, Bio-Identical Hormones, so that the only options you have left are the drugs that only they make, i.e. the synthetic copies of your hormones that they can patent and sell for billions of…Details
Sadly, the Drug Quality and Security Act is a deviously misnamed attempt by big drug companies to put its competition out of business. It became law on November 27, 2013, after being signed by President Obama. Unfortunately, it seems Congress, influenced by big pharmacy’s big lobbying dollars, wanted to make the appearance of repremanding the FDA for…Details
Over half of all adults in the U.S. take multivitamins. A 2011 report from the National Center for Health Statistics estimated that 53% of American adults used some type of supplement in the years 2003 to 2006, with multivitamin/multimineral formulations being the most popular and U.S. consumers spent $28 billion on them in 2010 alone.
Why do they do it? Because the supplements make them feel better and hopefully live longer. Why do they believe that? Because years of published research that shows that vitamins and minerals significantly reduce the risk serious diseases, including heart disease, cancer, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, age related blindness, anxiety, depression, prostate disease, etc.
Suddenly, one biased editorial appears in one medical journal, written by five M.D.s, stating that using supplements and multivitamins to prevent chronic conditions is a waste of our money and could be harmful and the eager media looking for sensational headlines blindly runs away with the biased, or worse, intentionally deceptive conclusions.Details
Only 38 more days to tell FDA and Congress that you oppose the proposed rule changes for nutritional supplements that will allow the FDA to treat them like drugs. The new rules will likely lead to the elimination of thousands of safe supplements and make any that survive much more expensive.
Sign this Petition to the AMA, FDA, Congress and the Major Media Outlets
Here’s my Petition Letter:
As a physician who represents thousands of well educated patients who are familiar with the tremendous volumes of positive research that supports the use of Vitamin Supplements, I was recently very disappointed to see what appears to be a coordinated effort by the AMA, the FDA, Big Pharma and the Media, to discredit dietary supplements for self interests at the expense of the US public.Details
Last Monday the AMA’s journal, Archives of Internal Medicine, released a study claiming that vitamin use might lead to an earlier death. This set off a major media frenzy of exaggerated headlines.
This study is a sham and keeps getting worse and worse. Today we have new info that clearly shows that last week’s horribly flawed vitamin study is not just bad math, it is fraudulent and specifically designed to pave the way for the FDA to demand vitamins be regulated as drugs.Details
The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)authorizes the FDA to collect fees from companies, allegedly to fund and expedite the drug approval process, but really to pay the agency’s bills.