Important to defeat senate bill 722

Hi, everybody,
I never had a chance to say hi to y'all, but now need to post on
something urgent--this is a forward my friend Tim sent me:

S. 722, a major expansion of FDA's authority over supplements, could
come up for a vote anytime as an attachment to a finance bill.

In NNFA's words:
"This bill would subject nearly all vitamins, minerals, herbal
products and other supplements to a level of scrutiny that is both
unwarranted and unnecessary. Products that have been used safely for
hundreds – and in some cases, thousands – of years would be subject
to clinical evaluation using standards that are at the complete
discretion of the FDA...
By questioning the safety of any dietary supplement that receives
even one complaint, hundreds of products that have been safely and
beneficially used could be removed from the marketplace. Under this
new legislation, the FDA has complete discretion to make this
determination, regardless of whether the product was used under
conditions cautioned against by the manufacturer on the label."

You can call the capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or use the
following link to email: http://capwiz.com/nnfa/issues/alert/?
alertid=2103491

Link to the bill:
http://www.nnfa.org/services/government/pdf/s722.pdf

Be well,
EJ