Well I tried to transform myself into a half-full kind of a guy by talking about how much access we have to dietary supplements here in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world. But my new found optimism was short-lived:
The FDA just released its revised draft guidelines on New Dietary Ingredients which will have a profoundly negative effect on access to supplements, and not necessarily just new dietary supplements, as my friends at the Alliance for Natural Health have so cogently explained below. Kudos to Gretchen and the rest of the group for such a trenchant analysis.
Time now for a ground-swell of opposition to send the FDA back to the drawing board and come back with guidelines that respect the public’s right to access to dietary supplements which we’re supposed to have under the 1994 dietary supplement act. Onwards!