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After reviewing the above two reports, Representative Susan Davis (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA) and John Dingell (D-MI) decided to introduce H.R. Bill #3156 called “The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (DSAA)” to protect America from dietary supplements.

The National Nutritional Foods Association (www.nnfa.org) explains that this act "would place dietary supplements under unprecedented and unwarranted scrutiny." H.R. 3156 would subject dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals and herbs to "burdensome new regulations - some equivalent to those required for prescription drugs." If passed, this bill will translate into higher prices for supplements, or worse, limit or remove consumer access to dietary supplements. Current regulations give "the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) all the authority it needs to police the marketplace and keep bad products from being sold."

In my opinion, dietary supplements need protection from excess legislation.

Dennehy and others. "Dietary Supplement-related Adverse Events Reported to the California Poison Control System". Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2005;62(14): 1476-1482.

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