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Protect Your Right to Supplements

TO ALL CONCERNED PATIENTS

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO SUPPLEMENTS

Congress is considering new legislation that would take away your access to safe, effective and affordable dietary supplements, and we need your help to urge your elected officials to Save Our Supplements.

The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (H.R. 3156), introduced by Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA) and John Dingell (D-MI), would place dietary supplements under unprecedented and unwarranted scrutiny. H.R. 3156 would subject dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and herbs, to even stricter oversight than these products experienced prior to the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in 1994. DSHEA already gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (PDA) all the authority it needs to police the marketplace and keep bad products from being sold.

If H.R. 3156 becomes law, 70 percent of dietary supplements currently on the market would become subject to burdensome new regulations -some equivalent to those required for prescription drugs. The result? Higher costs for the supplements you depend on and the very real possibility that vitamins, minerals and herbs you depend on for good health might disappear from store shelves.

You can protect your access to dietary supplements. Write your members of Congress in the space provided below. Let your lawmaker know that good laws exist on the books, and the PDA needs to enforce them. Please share your personal supplement story, so that your lawmaker understands why it's important to protect your access to dietary supplements.

PLEASE TAKE ONE OF THE LETTERS AND SEND TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES IN WASHINGTON .