Lame Duck Congress Threatening
To Pass Anti-Supplement Bill
It is a regrettable fact that our legal-political system is so often
characterized by deception and ambush.
During the heated political campaigns prior to November 7, members of
Congress would not dare pass a bill that would interfere with consumers’
free access to dietary supplements.
Now that the election is over, there is an attempt to attach a new law
onto an existing bill that would give the FDA greater powers to remove
dietary supplements from the marketplace and put a heavy burden on smaller
dietary supplement companies.
This ominous Senate Bill—S.3546—is deceptively titled
Dietary Supplement and Non-Prescription Drug Consumer Protection Act.
The charade behind this title is that it would largely function to protect
large pharmaceutical companies against the low cost competition they are
encountering from makers of natural alternatives to their toxic drugs.
As many of you know, this year’s election was one of the closest on
record. If the re-elected members of Congress know how outraged citizens
will be if S.3546 is passed, it will almost certainly be
To conveniently inform your members of Congress to vote NO
on S.3546 and any House companion bill, just click on the “take action now”
Please know that members of Congress now prefer email as the most
efficient way to hear from their constituents. Life Extension has set up a
super-convenient email network that enables consumers to readily identify
their members of Congress and then send them prepared messages urging them
to vote NO on S.3546.
If you want to read more about this bill, log onto
www.lef.org then scroll
down to the middle of the page and click on “AER Dietary Supplement
Legislation” in red.