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07/19/2005 Archived Entry: "CAFTA is another danger to our nutritional supplements"
RON PAUL ON THE NEWEST THREAT TO NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS. Once again, we can thank both Big Brother and Little Brother mega-corps.
Pharmaceutical companies have spent billions of dollars trying to get Washington to regulate your dietary supplements like European governments do. So far, that effort has failed in America, in part because of a 1994 law called the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. Big Pharma and the medical establishment hate this Act, because it allows consumers some measure of freedom to buy the supplements they want. Americans like this freedom, however – especially the health conscious Baby Boomers.
This is why the drug companies support WTO and CAFTA. They see international trade agreements as a way to do an end run around American law and restrict supplements through international regulations.
This is a serious threat. If Big Government and Big Pharma have their way, we'll be forced to pay a fortune to doctors to get prescriptions for vitamin C, echinacea, ginko-biloba, St. Johns wort, 5-HTP -- and all the other currently inexpensive and easily obtainable items that now help us avoid the badly broken health care system.
Posted by Claire @ 11:54 AM CST