05 June 2007
Contact your Congressperson to co-sponsor the Health Freedom Protection Act, H. R. 2117.
Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-TX) has done it again. He has introduced a great bill into the House of Representatives, The Health Freedom Protection Act, H.R. 2117. This bill is of monumental importance to your health and health freedom.
Short, pithy and to the point, it allows supplements to carry scientifically justified health claims. It shifts the burden of proof to the FDA to prove that health claims are NOT scientifically warranted, rather than assuming that health claims are forbidden as advertising unless they relates directly to either structure or function.
Thus, "Cherries may be good for arthritis" would be permitted since there is strong scientific evidence that they help people with joint pain.
The FDA has issued warnings to cherry farmers that they will be shut down if they continue to claim cherries are good for you. The Health Freedom Protection Act, H.R. 2117, remedies this incredible and unbelievable situation.