The U.S. Senate is currently reviewing the Dietary Supplement Safety Act, which if passed will repeal key sections of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act passed in 1994. This act disallowed the Food and Drug Administration control of supplements.
The Dietary Supplement Safety Act is not designed to provide safety for the public, but rather to give control of supplements (vitamins, minerals and herbals) to the FDA.
Insofar as public safety is concerned, there were zero deaths attributed to supplements in 2009 and 2010.
During the same period, thousands of deaths were caused by FDA approved drugs.
There is no rational, logical reason to give the FDA control of supplements, thereby depriving Americans of needful vitamins, minerals and herbals, which are truly beneficial.
It would appear that the Dietary Supplement Safety Act is being proposed for the benefit of big pharma.
If you are opposed to the Dietary Supplement Safety Act, then contact U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller and tell them so.