IAHF List:

This just in from Norm Singleton in Congressman Paul's office: the people who are pushing the bad AER bill are frustrated that Boehner hasn't put it on the calendar, so they might try attaching it as a rider to the NIH Reauthorization bill (a voluminous piece of legislation.)


In addition to taking the steps discussed in the last alert (also sent out today: https://www.ymlp.com/pubarchive_show_message.php?jham+538) Please ALSO call your congressman via 202-225-3121 Capital Switchboard 24/7, and tell them this:

"I want to kill  HR 6168, the  Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act and understand that some are frustrated that Congressman Boehner (pronounced Bayner) hasn't put it on the calendar, so some are trying to attach it as a RIDER to the NIH REAUTHORIZATION BILL. DO NOT LET THIS HAPPEN!! This bill badly needs a hearing. There is language in it that must be changed. Do not pass it in the middle of the night attached to something as thick as the Manhatten telephone directory unless you want me to work tirelessly against you for the rest of your career til you are driven from office."


"A large sector of the Dietary Supplement industry including Solgar, Nutraceutical Corp, Nature's Plus, Life Extension Foundation, Wellness Resources and many other companies oppose HR6168 Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act. This legislation has nothing in it to determine causality of an Adverse event. Safe dietary supplements would be wrongly blamed for problems actually caused by pharmaceutical drugs taken concurrently with one or more dietary supplements- and there would be no medical or scientific review required by FDA before they could release the flawed "data" released by this witch hunt. This would be a trial lawyers dream, but its not good government and it would do nothing to protect the public health. There must be hearings on this legislation, and there must be changes made to its language before it would actually serve its intended purpose. Do not ram it through on us during the lame duck- if you do, you will enrage the millions of dietary supplements who flooded congress with more mail during the campaign to pass DSHEA than Congress ever received in its history on ANY issue."