Sen. McCain vs. Your Vitamin Supplementsby Denise Early on Feb. 17, 2010, under Health
Senator John McCain has proposed the Dietary Supplement Safety Act, S. 3002, that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to restrict the sale of vitamin supplements, minerals, and herbs. This bill would repeal key provisions of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) which currently treats these products as food.
I received an email from a liberal group asking me to email my representatives to oppose this legislation because it will hurt people who rely on vitamin supplements and herbal products rather than using drugs produced by pharmaceutical companies. A link from the liberal group’s web page took me to JBS.org where I could read a lengthy explanation of how McCain’s bill would restrict the rights of Americans. I read through this web page and then clicked the “about” link to see whose web page I was reading. JBS.org is the web page of……The John Birch Society!
Strange bedfellows indeed! A liberal group (http://peaceteam.net) and the John Birch Society campaigning against John McCain’s efforts to control our freedom of choice when it comes to buying pills.