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Alliance for Natural Health: “FDA Violates Free Speech to Limit Supplement Access”

May 22, 2013

The FDA, like so many govt. organizations, is trying to eliminate our First Amendment rights. This is plain evil, but all too typical of govts. Will we push back, before it’s too late? Check out this powerhouse message from the The Alliance for Natural Health. I support them in everything they do!

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: FDA Violates Free Speech to Limit Supplement Access. Take Action!
Date: Mon, 20 May 2013


Did you know that if a supplement company “Likes” a customer’s Facebook post, it magically transforms nutritional supplements into drugs? The same thing happens if a supplement’s website links to a scientific article!

The FDA is trampling free speech to limit your access to supplements. As recently as this week, the FDA has made attacks like these to expand the agency’s definition of “disease claim.” Why? By saying a supplement makes a disease claim, the FDA can call it a “drug”—and then remove it from the market!

This also has scary implications for the government regulation of Internet searches and speech. If supplement companies start deleting customer comments out of fear of FDA action, then the FDA has effectively limited consumer speech by using the company as a censorship puppet.

It doesn’t stop there: the FDA has something called its Evidence-Based Review System. It’s just a backdoor tactic to require prohibitively expensive studies—as in hundreds of millions of dollars—if companies want to make any claim about the science behind their supplements. Because natural products can’t be patented, supplement companies can never recoup these astronomical costs. Only Big Pharma and their blockbuster drugs can afford to “pay-to-play.”

ANH-USA has a bold new legal strategy. We’ve had enough. How about you? Will you join us in this historic battle?

Here’s our plan: ANH-USA will submit multiple petitions — strategically supported by our ongoing legal activities — to address, from various angles, FDA’s egregious First Amendment violations. If we win, we ALL win. If the petitions are denied, we’re ready to pursue further litigation.

Immediate action is critical. Unfortunately, this is an expensive project. This is why we need your help!

Our goal is to raise $40,000 by June 14, so we can kick off our FDA petitions to defend free speech and supplement access.

Please make a tax-deductible gift today! Any amount—even just a few dollars — makes a huge difference.

The FDA’s actions leave consumers in the dark about the dietary supplements they are buying for themselves and their families. This can be a matter of safety — for you and the ones you love.

The FDA is halfway down the slippery slope of taking away consumer access to supplements. Will you join us in saying, “Enough is enough!”?

Yours in the fight,

Liz Ardagna
Membership Director, ANH-USA

P.S.: As an extra bonus, through June 14, your qualifying donation earns you a reusable tote bag, BPA-free water bottle, picnic blanket, or yoga mat that lets you proudly show off your support for ANH-USA. Please make your gift today!


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