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McCain's Dietary Supplement Safety Act

Your Access to Supplements and Repeals Key Sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
McCain’s bill is called The Dietary Supplement Safety Act (DSSA). It would repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). DSHEA protects supplements if 1) they are food products that have been in the food supply and not chemically altered or 2) if they were sold as supplements prior to 1994, the year that DSHEA was passed. If a supplement fits one of these two descriptions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cannot arbitrarily ban it or reclassify it as a drug.

These protections are far from perfect. They discourage companies from developing new forms of supplements. New supplements may be arbitrarily banned by the FDA or adopted by drug companies in a way that precludes their further sale as supplements.

McCain’s bill would wipe out even the minimal protections contained in DSHEA. It would give the FDA full discretion and power to compile a discreet list of supplements allowed to remain on the market while banning all others.

Everyone knows that the FDA is friendly to drug companies (which pay its bills and provide good revolving door jobs) and hostile to supplement companies. Under this bill, this same Agency could quite arbitrarily ban any supplement it wished or turn it over to drug companies to be .....


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I used to support McCain

Not any longer. Anyone who could even think of bringing forth such a bill will never get my support. I have always respected Ron Paul, and if he is for protecting our supplement rights then I will be sure to vote for him.

I own a supplement company and my family and friends all depend on my business.

I found some interesting info

I found some interesting info here, about an activist who is very opposed to CODEX and very opposed to McCain's anti-supplement bill and seems to very much agree with Ron Paul's health freedom statements and efforts(I've not read through all the info yet, as there is a ton of info on this guy's main site, but he does seem to be a sincere advocate of health freedom and very opposed to U.N. CODEX).
This guy seems to be doing all he can to kill McCain's biil, and try to make McCain lose the republican primary, to send a message, that if you vote against health freedom, you will pay a politcal price for it.
Unfortuantely, in order to unseat McCain, this activist was forced to play the lesser of two evil's game and support a candidate who is opposed to McCain's bill and is pro-health freedom, though this activist does not agree with other positions that this candidate has, since he could not find a better candidate who had a better chance to unseat McCain, so I'm sure there are those who will not be happy about his strategy, but I think he feels he is doing the best he can, to stop CODEX and stop those like McCain who try to pass bills to bring CODEX closer to becoming law in the U.S., even incrementally.
He is also planing to contact as many supplement companies as possible, show them McCain's bill and why it would be bad for them, and to get them to help him defeat McCain's bill and unseat McCain in the republican primary.
Here is a recent newsletter this guy posted, on what his plans are and what he has been doing


And I believe this is the link to the guy's main website


I found an update from this

I found an update from this same health freedom activist. He say's McCain's bill is not dead yet, and we still need to be alert because it might resurface.

Here is a link to the news alert this guy put out

Bump for reminder to take action against this


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Did the FDA do right by this poison? No-because it greased someone's pocket. I fear for the greed in our Congress and all the lobbyists they pander to.

I do believe it is a mental illness.

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Directly from McCain’s Website:

“It is for precisely this reason that today Senators Dorgan and I are proud to introduce the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010. All Americans should know the exact ingredients of any dietary supplement they use and the FDA must have the tools necessary to ensure the safety of dietary supplements.”

Life Extension Foundation explains why you need to let your congressman know you are against this and they have link you can use here:


Tell them to have McCain go screw with the FDA and leave our vitamins alone.


I don't have time to read

I don't have time to read through the legislation, but if anyone is already aware, what specific herbs (or whatever else) does this law forbid people from growing or possessing? Someone below mentioned that the legislation would make it illegal to possess or grow certain supplements or herbs.

Actually, add supplements on to my question as well.

If anyone can point to the wording within the legislation it would be quite helpful.

There are two very large groups who should know about this, but might not. The health / fitness / bodybuilding crowd (regarding the restriction on supplements) and the gardening crowd (regarding the restriction on herbs). Those two groups right there might cover tens of millions of people who otherwise might not take an interest in this. Maybe even as many as 100 million. With all those people, it could be a few million or so who are very passionate about the issue.

For example, if amino acids were to become virtually outlawed, I'm sure the millions of bodybuilders out there would find it necessary to become activists, if they still want their supplements.


The bill is not very long, but it is very dangerous.

It can be found at the following link:


Basically, it is a form of Codex Alimentarius as it rewords key sections of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that undo the provisions in the Dietary Supplement Health and Information Act (DSHEA) of 1994 that protect access to supplements.

The McCain bill would change common law (all supplements are legal unless expressly forbidden) to Napoleonic law (all supplements are illegal unless expressly allowed). You can read this in Section 5.a. of the actual bill.

It strikes from DSHEA the provision that allows all supplements freely available before 1994 to be sold legally without interference from the FDA. This means all supplements will be under the power of the FDA to decide if they should stay legal or not. DSSA also changes the provisions to allow only supplements that are listed on the new 'Accepted Dietary Ingredients" list to be created arbitrarily by the director of the Health and Human Services department. (See section 5.2).

So in a nutshell, the FDA, under the banner of HHS, will be able to arbitrarily choose which supplements to leave on the market and which ones to pull. Remember, back in 1994 when DSHEA was passed, the FDA was saying that nutrients like selenium were dangerous and should be pulled from the market... (just in case you are unaware of what the FDA will likely do if given the power provisioned in DSSA).

Also, drug companies will have further lobbying power to get the FDA to pull supplements and allow them to patent them and sell them as drugs. This is a very serious bill, people, and everything should be done to stop it.

Check out the following article as well:

I have a question on this.

when FDA gives final approval on a specific drug, is it the FDA who determines the prescription requirement or the drug company? I'm trying to see if this bill passes, will the FDA have the authority to declare prescription requirements for access.

I am taking this article to all of the suppliment stores in my town tomorrow to make sure they know and to alert their customers.

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FDA classifies the drug, I believe

If someone comes in and corrects me, I will say I am only 90% sure on this.

That is a great idea about going to your local stores, thank you.

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very important


Bump the bump

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Not surprising...the USA must come into compliance with


This is the end of suppliments and herbs in the market. Even controls growing and posession !!!

Sound familier...?

Sort of gives ya an clue as to why they won't legalize / decriminalize cannabis. Big bucks and control "trump" liberty & freedom in the NWO

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Great article in Life Extension magazine March 2010.

How Much More FDA Abuse Can Americans Tolerate?


The book Hunter and others compiled titled FDA: Failure, Deception, Abuse can be purchased through LE at


Highlights PDF http://www.fdafailuredeceptionabuse.com/

I suggest taking a look at the Alliance for Natural Health-USA site and joining them to fight against McCain and our health freedom!


the USA must come into

the USA must come into compliance with CODEX ALIMENTARUS...
not if WE THE PEOPLE put a stop to it and do not allow it to pass.

I thought it was 'passed' years ago

and just a matter of putting regulations in place hence McPain's thing...

I wasn't aware it had already

I wasn't aware it had already passed, can you provide a link? Also, if it is already passed, what effect will it have, if McCain's bill is voted down?

No - sorry

I was pretty sure Codex Alimanterius (sp?) was slipped through years back and was to go into 'place' on DEC. 2009.

I am sure confused with Codex - even with all I have heard about it.

ya know what, this dickhead

ya know what, this dickhead just won't let up.. sounds cruel but hopefully he'll be talking to teddy kennedy soon. I am just so sick of this crap.. Pretty soon you will have to have permission to use your own toilet!

“Defiance of God’s Law will eventually bring havoc to a society.” - Dr. Ron Paul

Hate to break it to you

Hate to break it to you rebelsoul but you've had to have permission to use your toilet for many years, it's called a sewer or septic permit. So yes in the land of the free and home of the brave you can't even take a s*** without permission...

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Hate to break it to you...

We are still free to build in places that don't require permits.

My current building project requires no permits at all.

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I don't think it harsh...

Let us hope that McCain does us all a favor and stops contributing to the Climate Change Isssue. Don't exhale.. that's the key!

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I'm just so sick of them..

I'm just so sick of them.. everytime you turn around some other moron in DC is screwing with ya.

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I don't know how people can take money for trying to passing crap like this - not that they should (or would) do it for free either, but man!

... Safety Act my a$$.

So what big pharma companies

So what big pharma companies pockets is the scum bag in?

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McCain pushing for Codex Alimentarius. Jeez, if this guy isn't a globalst shyster, who the hell is? Sad, very sad.

I agree, all the more reason

I agree, all the more reason I hope John McCain loses the republican primary. Anyone would be better than him. I think this is the last straw for a lot of people. And to think, Sarah Palin is endorsing this guy? Inexcusable.