The Testimonial Free Speech Act, HR 2908, would allow the dissemination
of testimonials “containing a consumer’s actual perception of the mitigative,
preventive, or curative properties of any food or dietary supplement based on
the consumer’s experience with that food or dietary supplement.” To some
extent, the bill addresses the FDA’s contention that only drugs can show real
benefit—because, by the agency’s definition, only drugs can cure, mitigate, or
treat disease. Any mention of the therapeutic benefits of supplements, whether
through personal testimonials, citied scientific literature, etc., is
automatically considered “misbranding.”
Two other Paul bills also support freedom of speech and
freedom of information in the healthcare arena. Consumers need access to as
much information as possible to make informed decisions for their families.
Ask your representative to fully support all three bills.
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