Skip to comments.FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements
Posted on 12/02/2011 9:07:38 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The FDA has issued a proposed mandate that represents the greatest threat to dietary supplements since 1994. Back in the early 1990s, consumers were so alarmed by FDA bullying that they staged a massive revolt. The result was that Congress passed a law prohibiting the FDA from banning popular nutrients (as the agency had threatened to do).
There was, however, a loophole in the 1994 law. The FDA was given authority to regulate ingredients introduced after October 15, 1994.
It has been 17 years, but the FDA just issued draconian proposals as to how it intends to regulate what it now calls new dietary ingredients. You can find the FDA Draft Guidance on New Dietary Ingredients (NDIs) here. If implemented, some of the most effective nutrients you are taking will be removed from the market. This includes many fish oil formulas and natural plant extracts. A detailed analysis of the FDA Draft Guidance is available here.
These oppressive rules are exactly what the 1994 law (DSHEA) sought to prevent. The FDA is using its authority in direct violation of Congressional intent.
In order for these ingredients you are using today to return to the market, the FDA will require manufacturers to conduct outrageously expensive studies using absurdly high doses, in some situations multiplied by a safety factor up to 2,000-times the recommended dosage on a per product basis.
The FDA defines dietary supplements as being new if they were introduced after October 15, 1994. That means that even certain nutrients that have been safely used over the course of three decades will be subject to the FDAs oppressive policies that mandate costly animal testing.
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along with OTC asthma inhalers, incndescent bulbs, scrubber pads (seriously?)
Just more $$$$ for certain pharmaceutical companies via .gov regulation. Nothing new.
We are in ur supplementz, making sure u don’t take themz!
Nanny State PING!
Just this past week I bought several different types of scrubber pads. I haven’t used one of the yet - am I going to die by having them in my house? Should I secure them in tin foil hats and mail them to the FDA? What do they do - warp into undead scrubber pads and eat my Yorkie puppy? Give me emergency directions right now.
Thw ATF wants them banned because they can be used to male silencers
apparently they can be used to make silencers.
they can be used to make female silencers too. ;)
Well, i hate to give you the bad news. But it turns out that each of what you refer to as a “scrubber” is actually an unregistered sound suppressor (silencer) for a pistol.
This violates the NFA and basically puts you in the category of people who own unregistered machine guns.
Recent ATF ruling.
I don't believe that the government can prosecute all 308 million people for that one.
Yep, Big PhRMA, making sure we’re a captive market for their $200/month drugs, I suspect.
Thanks for the ping!
I dare you to stick a scrubbing pad in your significant other's mouth. You'll be sleeping on the couch for months!
Pinging the Agenda21 folks. This is about the FDA move to regulate in an unreasonable manner food supplements.
By following links on the article, it is possible to find this discussion by Dr. Mercola as well:
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Just hide and watch they might!
Suddenly simple vitamins become pharmaceutical prescribed drugs.
A bottle of Centrum goes from 5 bucks to fifty.
All Republican candidates
You have just been handed an issue that will win elections for you; however...
You must reach out to your constituents and explain that you will stand for consumers making their own informed decisions, because of the outstanding safety recorded for supplements; and because of the demonstrated health benefits, that there is no reason for government to regulate them using rules that are expressly intended for preservatives (which can be a form of biocide)
Well back then they had liberals like we do today only back then they called them traitors.
Hey I didn’t start this, but I finished it.
If they can make female silencers then I just found the perfect Christmas gift for my wife. Doh! I hope she don’t read this!
Okay, I won’t worry. If I have to shoot someone breaking in my house, I want the noise to be realllly, realllly, loud.
psst - I have steel wool pads if ya need some. Don’t tell anyone else, but Walmart has bunches of them in the paint section. Better rush right over...
I needed one 0000 pad to remove a really small white spot on top of my lovely dining table. I didn’t know I was violating a gun law when I removed that white spot. They need to raid every Walmart store.
This is ridiculous.
In the '90s they tried this and the letter campaign of protest was the biggest since the Vietnam war. That old oddball Orin Hatch was a hero in it too as he took up the torch and killed the legislation almost singlehandedly. I wonder if he will stand against it this time?
Are they going to ban tennis balls, too?
Meant my last post to be for all of you as I know you need those pads.
If you take vitamins, buy enough to get you through the next election, then a Republican President can stop this craziness.
I intend to start stocking up on scrubber tomorrow!
Scrubbers to wash my dishes, that is.
Now lets look at how many people die a year from Pharmaceutical drugs?
Answer: 265 thousand
This is nothing but Big Pharma through the corrupt government trying to control the people with there deadly and poisonous drugs.
Why should people not be able to judge what is best for them? Big Pharma knows people are taking care of their selves with fish oils, vitamins, etc... and it's cutting into their profit.
Land of the free??? My a$$
It's time to shut down all of these extra-constitutional agencies. They've become a fourth branch of government, and the bureaucrats who run them are essentially writing laws that affect everyone's lives.
This has got to stop.
I remember the fight in ‘94 - and the SWAT Teams raiding health food stores.
I'm an ole great granny now, but I'll be double dam*ed if they're gonna take my plants ans supplements without a fight.
For example, I gather Valerian and St. Jon's Wort from the fields - whadda they gonna do, put leg locks on me to keep from leaving my property?
They can’t do anything, don’t you understand they only have one third of the control, yada, yada, yada. Once you understand the pubbies have the same agenda it gets easier to stomach.
Good Grief!!! What next??
So I’m gonna have to start buying my Vitamin C from an underground source and face prison time for possession?
And..when I’m busted, they will find my stock pile of incandescent bulbs. I’m doomed...doomed I tell ya.
“Scrubbers to wash my dishes, that is.”
Sure they’re to wash your dishes - guess that’s your story and you’re sticking to it - right?
Of all the people I don’t know, I trust you the less with scrubbers. :)
“Do you have more than 7 days worth of food in the house?
ATTENTION PREPPERS - Having More Than 7 Days Of Food Makes You A Suspected Terrorist.”
You don’t even want to know what I have - based on the above, I’m toast. I’m a female Rawles - does that give you a hint?
the govt doesn’t have to prosecute millions....it just needs to have constant all encompassing laws so when they want to put Mr.Joe Patriot/Christian/pub away, they’ll have a reason....
I don’t know Rawles but I get the picture. lol
Not only that, but your voice is going to be significantly higher after being neutered.
MORE government overreach; the problem is that the government has become so unrestrained in its nonsense that it’s impossible to know where to begin on rolling back BS regulations.
The ATF has declared scrubber pads to be a machine gun part.
I had read that as well. The 3000 other normal actions that were criminalized (possible hyperbole) during the same time frame have yet to be imposed or popularized. We are all criminals. If someone were to go out into the wilderness and meditate they would probably be breaking a half dozen laws. The entire population is guilty right here right now in the US. Selective prosecution is the method of population control as we sit.
Don't know about tennis balls, but not too long ago, some Dem proposed that baking soda be subject to the same requirement for ID and signature as Sudafed and Claritin-D (I guess it can be used in making meth). Oddly, in a moment of lucidity, Congress didn't pass it.
As an addendum, I was actually placed in the back of a police car (detained) one time for meditating at the wrong spot. Over a decade ago but it did happen. I really liked that spot, but so did the bored/hiding/napping cops. Had to stop going there (public land). It was criminal of me. It’s only getting worse.
Un elected agencies encouraged to run wild. They need to be defunded house republicans! Anyone home? and if you are and you are doing a great job lets here it because all we here are crickets
I remember McCain pushing for something similar a while back. This will end up like the light bulb. We will have choices regulated away.