Stupak Co-Sponsors Restrictive Supplements Bill
Stupak co-sponsor of John Dingell’s D/Michigan bill,
The Food Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 2749)
Supplements,vitamins could become hard to acquire.
“dietary supplements are already regulated!
That’s right: contrary to what the media has been saying (and many members of Congress believe), dietary supplements are indeed fully regulated. The FDA has complete authority to regulate supplements in three important ways:
- It can take any supplement off the the market that is unsafe, mislabeled, misbranded, adulterated, or makes false or misleading claims. (The FTC also has the power to stop any fraudulent advertising.)
- It is charged with enforcing the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which holds supplement manufacturers to “good manufacturing practices” (industry standards for product quality) as defined by the FDA itself.
- It collects and takes any necessary action based on “adverse event reports,” that is, any reported negative reactions to dietary supplements. ”