ACTION NEEDED BROLYS!! The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (HR 3156)

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  1. MaineSucks

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    just got an alert from SaveOurSupplements. Check it out, take 5 minutes and fill out a letter to your local representatives. very easy, the site even writes the letter for you. pass it on to your friends






    Congress is considering new legislation that would take away your access to safe, effective and affordable dietary supplements. You can make a difference by urging your elected officials to oppose The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (HR 3156) and any bill that would limit your choice and access to dietary supplements. Visit SaveOurSupplements.org to work for healthy policies and make your voice heard.

    BACKGROUND:

    The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (H.R. 3156), introduced by Representatives Davis (D-CA), Waxman (D-CA), and Dingell (D-MI), this month, would place trusted vitamins, minerals, and herbs under unprecedented and unwarranted scrutiny. 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 – driving up supplement prices for everyone and forcing well known dietary supplements to disappear from store shelves.

    AREN'T SUPPLEMENTS ALREADY REGULATED?

    In 1994, Congress took an important step forward with passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) - federal legislation that requires manufacturers of all dietary supplements to ensure the products they put on the market are safe. The law holds manufacturers directly accountable for product safety and demands truth in labeling and advertising. These consumer safeguards give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration all the authority it needs to police the marketplace and keep bad products from being sold.
     
  2. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Man I'm glad the government is there to protect me from myself and these dangerous supplements!

    I used to freebase ephedra before they banned that, now what will I do?
     
  3. MaineSucks

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    was it for this new legislation? I filled it out for the DHEA thing, this is new
     
  5. MaineSucks

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    i'm in... i've got like 30 bucks
     
  6. TheMustafa

    TheMustafa hook 'em

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    lol at you guys thinging your representatives care about these letters
     
  7. grampositivecocci

    grampositivecocci New Member

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    I can understand making ephedrine illegal, its pretty easy to make meth from it and easy to get in large amounts.

    but other supps, just stupid
     
  8. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    good thing i dont use any of it
     
  9. MaineSucks

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    considering it takes 2 minutes to fill out, its worth a shot. yeah, they prolly dont give a fuck, but whatever. We had a grassroots campaign to shoot down a potential bill to let longliners back into florida waters, we constantly emailed, wrote, and called our representatives and it worked.
     
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    :werd:

    if you aren't a pro, why use stuff? and if you are a pro, use the real stuff.
     
  11. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    you are really good at detecting sarcasm :slap:
     
  12. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    :o :o :o :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  13. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Whats funny is that some people think that politicians care more about form letters more than getting re-elected. This won't change shit.

    The majority of uninformed morons in America will think that this supplement act is doing them a favor.
     
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    Yeah :/ but what are you gonna do? I always change up the letter a little bit, at least give it my own spin, and send it in..at least I'm trying :dunno:
     
  15. TenSteel

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  16. velamint

    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    doesnt matter, unless your response is wayyyy different from the original, you'll be getting the same letter in response
     
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    Fuck... I don't even really take supps, but I'm IN anyway.
     
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