H.R.4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act
The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) has been federal law for over ten years. Even after four successful federal court decisions vindicating consumers' rights to have access to truthful health claims on supplements and in advertising products, the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continue to censor and engage in heavy-handed attempts to restrict access to supplements and educational information.
H.R.4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act, introduced by Congressman Ron Paul and supported by seven other Representatives, seeks to redress this abuse by these two federal agencies. The bill would stop the FDA from censoring truthful claims about the curative, mitigative, or preventative effects of dietary supplements. It would prevent the FDA from prohibiting the distribution of scientific articles and publications to consumers regarding the role of nutrients in protecting against disease. It would also prevent the FTC from censoring truthful health claims by requiring supplement manufactures to satisfy an unobtainable standard of proof that a health claim statement is true.
The NHF needs your help to pass this much-needed legislation. You can help by sending a letter to your Representative.