Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) successfully slipped an obscure anti-supplement measure into the Wall Street Financial Reform bill and it has already passed in the House of Representatives.
This secretive amendment was carefully crafted to not use words that would have raised red flags within our industry. The amendment had nothing to do with financial reform, but provides a back door that could support a piecemeal dismantling of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DHSEA).
As many of us remember, DSHEA resulted from a monumental grassroots effort in 1994. And today, millions of Americans recognize the important of this law as it protects our rights to choose dietary supplements as part of a daily health plan…at least for now.