Or so it seems.
In just under five minutes, he reveals his plan, which would effectively eliminate supplements from the shelves.
Weve told you before about Sen. Dick Durbins (D-IL)Dietary Supplement Labeling Act. Recently, he went on National Public Radio Science Friday to drum up support for this dishonest bill.
Sen. Durbins strategy has been to paint the dietary supplement industry as under-regulated and over-influential, blocking small, reasonable regulatory changes that would protect vulnerable consumers. (This, of course, is patently false, as weve proven over and over.) Dont be deceived by the spin. The proposed changes are neither small nor reasonable.The NPR interview was important because the senator came out of the shadows to speak on the record. By doing so, he demonstrated his fundamental (or perhaps willful) lack of understanding about the natural health industry, dietary supplements, their regulation, and even his own legislation. He also fully revealed his intentions for nutritional supplements that they be regulated like drugs!
More here with full NPR transcript :
And do know, this would include stuff like vitamin C. Know why?
Because if you need a prescription for it, it will cost more, and the can milk your health insurance, SOME MORE.
Edited by Simbi Laveau, 20 November 2013 - 10:04 AM.