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The House, as part of its 100-hour agenda, already passed a similar bill.
... according to the proposal as outlined in FDA Docket number 2006D-0480,
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Public Commentary Expiring to Halt the FDA's Regulation of Vitamins,
Supplements and Alternative Treatment

Alarming draconian legislation regarding the FDA's ability to regulate
basic vitamins, nutritional supplements and even juices as a "drug" is
being snuck in as a rider to an unrelated bill in the Congress [under
Docket Number 2006D-0480 ].

The window for public commentary [COMMENT HERE A.S.A.P.] and opposition
expires April 30, 2007, leaving almost no time to inform the populace or
debate the seemingly absurd treatment of public health-- which hands
over a monopoly to the big-pharma industrial complex and criminalizes
treatments of all kinds.

Here's the summation from Mike Adams of News Target:

When it comes to health freedom, this is the FDA's end game. A new
FDA "guidance" document, published on the FDA's website, reveals plans to
reclassify virtually all vitamins, supplements, herbs and even vegetable
juices as FDA-regulated *****. Massage oils and massage rocks will be
classified as "medical devices" and require FDA approval. The document
is called Docket No. 2006D-0480. Draft Guidance for Industry on
Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] Products and Their Regulation
by the Food
and Drug Administration.

And now, with this CAM Products Regulation effort, the FDA is about
to deal a final, fatal blow to the alternative medicine industry, outlawing
nutritional supplements, functional foods, homeopathy and natural
therapies all at once.

The legislation is largely a "harmonization" with the World Health
Organization's CODEX Alimentarius, which on the surface establishes
standardized food guidelines to ensure. Docket Number 2006D-0480 would
forced into effect by December 31, 2009 all types of frightful practices
in the name of food sanitation and reliable food supply:

1. Codex Alimentarius requires that all meats, poultry, fish, fruit and
vegetables must be irradiated by Dec. 31, 2009.
2. Codex Alimentarius requires that all dairy cattle are to be given
Monsanto bovine growth hormone by Dec. 31, 2009.
3. Codex Alimentarius reclassifies vitamin and mineral supplements as toxins
and dramatically limits their dosage and availability.
4. Many nations have already harmonized their laws with Codex Alimentarius
making it their de facto law.
This has already been approved by the European Union, Australia, New
Zealand, Canada, and others.
5. Codex Alimentarius allows significant trade sanctions to be levied
against noncompliant nations.
6. In 2005 there were five bills submitted to congress to weaken or
eliminate DSHEA.

Similar regulation was attempted in 1992, but rejected after public
outcry turned the tide. Hopefully a halting response will surface in enough

time to stop this new attempt to restrict even basic rights to natural