just got an alert from SaveOurSupplements. Check it out, take 5 minutes and fill out a letter to your local representatives. very easy, the site even writes the letter for you. pass it on to your friends Congress is considering new legislation that would take away your access to safe, effective and affordable dietary supplements. You can make a difference by urging your elected officials to oppose The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (HR 3156) and any bill that would limit your choice and access to dietary supplements. Visit SaveOurSupplements.org to work for healthy policies and make your voice heard. BACKGROUND: The Dietary Supplement Access and Awareness Act (H.R. 3156), introduced by Representatives Davis (D-CA), Waxman (D-CA), and Dingell (D-MI), this month, would place trusted vitamins, minerals, and herbs under unprecedented and unwarranted scrutiny. If H.R. 3156 becomes law, 70 percent of dietary supplements currently on the market would become subject to burdensome new regulations – some equivalent to those required for prescription drugs – driving up supplement prices for everyone and forcing well known dietary supplements to disappear from store shelves. AREN'T SUPPLEMENTS ALREADY REGULATED? In 1994, Congress took an important step forward with passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) - federal legislation that requires manufacturers of all dietary supplements to ensure the products they put on the market are safe. The law holds manufacturers directly accountable for product safety and demands truth in labeling and advertising. These consumer safeguards give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration all the authority it needs to police the marketplace and keep bad products from being sold.