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    Providing expert and positive representation in all matters relating to health and health freedom at international Codex Alimentarius meetings as the only health-freedom organization actively shaping global policy to protect food, beverages, nutritional supplements, and our general health
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The National Health Federation leads in the fight for the future of health freedom!

NHF's Mission

The NHF is an international consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals’ rights to consume healthy food, take supplements and the choice to use alternative therapies without unnecessary government restrictions.

NHF's Vision

NHF envisions a World free of any and all artificial impediments to securing and retaining excellent, abundant health and health freedom. Individuals should be free to choose for themselves their own means of maintaining and regaining optimal health.

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NHF, together with health-freedom friends and colleagues throughout the World, vows to change and save lives through our uniquely leveraged position on the international political stage impacting food, nutritional supplements, and healing.

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PRESS RELEASE

Anti-Supplement Congressmen At It Again & Other Important Legislation


June 5, 2008

      [It is critical that consumers push to amend this proposed bill to exempt its application to dietary supplements, or there will be more regulation, higher costs for supplement manufacturers (domestic and foreign), and higher costs for consumers.]

The FDA Globalization Act – Higher Costs for Supplements

By Lee Bechtel, NHF National Lobbyist

The Kennedy/Durbin/Dingell/Waxman, pro-FDA/anti-supplement axis does not rest.

      Now, Representative John Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has released draft legislation that would institute new yearly Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fees for domestic and foreign dietary-supplement manufacturers.  The proposed bill, the FDA Globalization Act, does not exempt supplements from inclusion and classification as food products or ingredients.  Sound familiar as a legislative strategy for the Democratic-controlled Congress and their anti-supplement leaders?

      The draft bill's provisions also give the FDA one-sided legal authority to recall contaminated "foods" and "unsafe medications."  Currently, the Agency can only ask companies to withdraw a supplement product it deems to be a drug, an adulterated food, or unsafe for consumers.  This new legislation would establish a group of inspectors to monitor companies that manufacture nutritional foods, supplements, drugs, and medical devices abroad.  To fund these changes, and to pay for the expansion of FDA authority, the bill creates new FDA user fees for domestic and foreign manufacturers.  Foreign companies importing supplements for distribution within the U.S. would also be required to register their products and production facilities with the FDA every year, and to pay a user fee.

      The draft bill has not yet been officially introduced, so it has no bill number yet.  It takes provisions from several bills already introduced – H.R.3610, H.R.3624, H.R.3115, and H.R.3484.  If passed and enacted into law in its current version, the legislation would no doubt lead to more FDA regulation of supplements, higher costs for supplement manufacturers, domestic and foreign, and these higher costs would in turn be passed on to consumers of dietary supplements.

      Health-freedom advocates and NHF members need to contact their Congressmen and –women, and especially Energy and Commerce Committee members, to amend this proposed bill to specifically exempt its application to dietary supplements.  If this does not happen, it would be left to the FDA to interpret its application or non-application to supplements.  Health-freedom advocates already know what has and can happen if this were to occur.

      Supplements already have an enviable track record of incredible safety, they neither deserve nor need yet another layer of bureaucratic control.  Above all, this attempt – yet again – to lump safe supplements into the same category as dangerous drugs must be defeated.

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Additional Information on the FDA Globalization Act- (Click this link)

To Read Representative John Dingell's Memo- (Click this link)

To View the Sample Petition Letter- (Click this link)

Committee on Energy and Commerce Members (Click this link)

NHF members and the health freedom community in general, must get behind our lobbying efforts to obtain clarification/exemption language included in the Globalization legislation.

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Click on this address to contact your Congressperson
in the U.S. House of Representatives:  http://www.house.gov/writerep

Click on the following links below for individual mailing addresses for 
letter writing and other contact info for Congress Members: 

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OTHER IMPORTANT LEGISLATION (Still Pending) THAT NEEDS OUR SUPPORT


  • Health Freedom Protection Act (H.R. 2117)

This extremely important bill, which the NHF previously supported and which has been re-introduced by Rep. Ron Paul, will stop the FDA's and FTC's longtime efforts of censorship and restriction concerning access to supplement and supplement information.  Among other things, truthful supplement claims will no longer be restricted.

Click to read "The Freedom You Protect Is Your Own" by Scott C. Tips concerning H.R. 2117 legislation- (Click This Link)

To View H.R. 2117- (Click This Link)

To View Sample Petition Letter- (Click This Link)

To Send Petition To Your Congressional Representatives- (Click This Link)

Please support Ron Paul, the NHF, and health freedom by contacting your Congressional Representatives and encouraging them to cosponsor this legislation.

  • Access To Medical Treatment Act (AMTA) H.R. 2717 (Previously H.R. 2794)
    Pending introduction in the Senate by Senator Harkin but no Senate bill number at this time.

This act would permit the use of therapies that have not yet been approved or which may never be approved by the FDA, under the supervision of a state licensed practitioner.  Safe and effective treatments are being used in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Canada but cannot be used here because of outdated FDA policies. Instead of receiving unapproved FDA medical treatments for chronic or terminal diseases in their own community, the only option for Americans who can afford it is to leave the country.  Medical treatment options should not be unjustifiably restricted.

A collective educational grassroots effort is needed to ensure passage of this legislation.

To View Sample Petition- (Click This Link)

PLEASE LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD ON THESE THREE
IMPORTANT PIECES OF LEGISLATION.

ACT NOW

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As the oldest and best-respected health-freedom group on Capitol Hill, the NHF continues to be the credible source of objective assessment, and proactive actions on Congressional legislation and FDA matters that have meaningful impacts upon our freedom-of-health choices and access to dietary supplements and nutritional foods.

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National Health Federation: Established in 1955, the National Health Federation is a consumer-education, health-freedom organization working to protect individuals' rights to choose to consume healthy food, take supplements and use alternative therapies without unnecessary government restrictions. The NHF is the only such organization with recognized observer-delegate status at Codex meetings. www.thenhf.com

 

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Some of the things people are saying about the NHF

"Thanks for doing such an important job… and I want to THANK YOU for being our voice at Codex. I think your role is vital to the future of food freedom around the world. The weight of responsibility is enormous but if we all come together we can make this happen."
—Arne K.
"I like what you guys are doing."
—Gray Graham
President at Biotics Research NW, Inc.
"I was privileged to meet Scott at a Codex Alimentarius meeting in Geneva several years ago, and followed his work closely for several years while teaching food law in business schools. There really is no other organization filling the role of speaking truth and guiding legislators in this powerful forum."
—Jon E.
"Thanks for doing such an important job… and I want to THANK YOU for being our voice at Codex. I think your role is vital to the future of food freedom around the world. The weight of responsibility is enormous but if we all come together we can make this happen."
—Arne K.
"I like what you guys are doing."
—Gray Graham
President at Biotics Research NW, Inc.
"I was privileged to meet Scott at a Codex Alimentarius meeting in Geneva several years ago, and followed his work closely for several years while teaching food law in business schools. There really is no other organization filling the role of speaking truth and guiding legislators in this powerful forum."
—Jon E.

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