I use a lot of different supplements to maintain my excellent health. So I was very
discouraged yesterday to read that four
powerful Senators are co-sponsoring a bill
that will give the FDA the power to close
down any or all of the best supplement
The information came from Doctor Julian Whitaker, one of the most respected alternative health physicians. It was contained in a special report that arrived with his June newsletter.
The four Senators are Teddy Kennedy, Orin
Hatch, Dick Durban, and Tom Harkin. They're
all heavyweights in Congress, so there's
not much doubt that this legislation, the
AER bill, will pass quickly. At that point,
you can say goodbye to all your vitamin C,
all your green superfoods, and all of the
vitamins you consume to maintain your health.
It goes without saying that the giant pharmaceutical companies are the REAL sponsors
of this shameful legislation. Teddy and his
friends are merely their lackeys.
AER stands for Adverse Event Reports. Here's
what it means in plain English:
Anyone who thinks they were harmed by a supplement will be permitted to file an AER
report with the FDA. You will no longer have
to go through a doctor, a poison control center, or the CDC (Center for Disease Control).
The FDA will then investigate your complaint.
If they agree with you, then they can close
down the supplement company.
It gets worse. The supplement company will be
given NO access to your medical records, thus
denying themselves the right to look into
the validity of your complaints, and defend
It gets even worse. YOU don't have to be the
sick one! If you think a neighbor or friend
was hurt by a supplement, you can file an AER
on their behalf, without even telling them.
There is NO requirement for medical or scientific evidence to back up a fabricated
report. As Doctor Whitaker says, "It's just
I'd be willing to bet good money that the
big drug companies have already created thousands and thousands of complaints, which
will be mailed to the FDA by their employees
and friends. Once Teddy and his buddies pass
this bill into law, it will be goodbye to
all the best supplement companies.
Analogy: Imagine that you could close down a
school by writing a critical letter to the
Board of Education. Imagine that none of the
teachers, students, or their parents would
know who criticized them or why. Imagine
that the school would have no recourse except
to close its doors. That's what we're talking
And don't think the FDA is unbiased. 75 percent of FDA employees once worked for a
big industrial company -- AND WILL AGAIN
AFTER THEY RETIRE FROM THE FDA. All of the
FDA employees who will be making judgements
about the AER reports, will likely be going
back to work for Pfizer, Merck, Wyeth, and the
other drug giants, when their stint at the
FDA is done. Be assured that their retirement
benefits at the drug companies will be lavish.
They KNOW who're they're working for, and it's
definitely not you and me and the American
The only hope, a faint one, is that when the
FDA begins closing down reputable vitamin
companies, a spontaneous cry of OUTRAGE
will emerge from the throats of Americans,
that will even scare Teddy and his drinking
buddies in Congress. But the politicians are
SO insulated from the rest of us, and so
DISDAINFUL of ordinary people, that they
may ignore us, no matter what we say.
Stay tuned! The day you call and find your
favorite vitamin company has been closed down
because of an anonymous letter, you'll know
that the AER bill was passed into law.
God save us all!