- "Dear Health Freedom Fighter: We
have grim news. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched
an international conspiracy against alternative medicine that threatens
to destroy our health freedom.
- "The governments of France, England,
Germany, Canada and the United States are planning to restrict the availability
of every dietary supplement not "approved" by a new multi-national
government "committee" (CODEX). They are also conspiring to keep
Americans from obtaining lifesaving medicines from other countries. It
may soon become impossible to obtain unapproved medicines from abroad,
and illegal to disseminate information about natural therapies that is
not "approved" by the FDA..
- "This posting on our website is
to alert you to this impending crisis, and to suggest specific actions
you should take to preclude corrupt bureaucrats from taking away your health
- "The Foundation's battle plan is
simple. We have networked with millions of Americans who know the truth
about the FDA...that it functions solely to protect the financial interests
of the medical establishment. The FDA has been severely beaten in the past,
and will go down in flames again as soon as Americans band together to
fight this new threat to health freedom.
- "By organizing this protest, the
leaders of The Foundation are again putting their personal freedom on the
line to defend your right to choose. We are asking you to take the time
to contact your congressional representatives and the FDA. We have provided
two letters to send to your representatives, and a Freedom of Information
Act request to send to the FDA to force them to account to you for their
- "Everything you need to know is
included on this webpage: http://www.lef.org. Please read what the FDA
has in store for you, and protest their actions to every office listed
- "Human inertia allows governments
to trample on individual liberties. Please fight back against the FDA's
efforts to gain totalitarian control over your health.
- "The threat to our healthcare freedom
will become very real if we don't act quickly.
- For longer life, William Faloon
- A Brief Summary:
- 1) On August 18, 1997, the FDA issued
an internal memo stating that:"Health fraud has been defined by the
agency as the promotion of unproven medical products". According
to this definition, the FDA can censor or shut down every alternative healthcare
publication and radio and TV show in the United States, as well as many
maintream publications and shows.
- 2) In early September 1997, the FDA convinced
British authorities to raid companies shipping European medications to
Americans for personal use. Millions of dollars worth of medicines were
seized, and the British authorities have threatened to shut down every
company that ships European medications to Americans.
- The FDA's use of the police in other
countries to deny Americans access to alternative therapies may soon spread
to Germany, where pharmaceutical ginkgo, DHEA, and melatonin are produced.
If the FDA puts pressure on the Japanese government, shipments of co-enzyme
Q10, green tea extract, and a host of other Asian herbal extracts could
- 3) In Britain, the government is moving
to turn supplements that contain more than 10 mg of vitamin B6 into prescription
"drugs". The French are debating about how much vitamin C can
be contained in a tablet before it becomes a "drug". In Norway
it is already illegal to sell more than 200 mg of vitamin C without a prescription!
In Germany, selenium is considered a toxin and is difficult to obtain anywhere
in the country. The Canadians have banned chromium, melatonin, DHEA and
a host of high potency nutrient formulas.
- A bill has passed in the Senate by a
98-to-2 margin that would harmonize regulations in the United States to
reflect those of countries where dietary supplements have all but been
banned. If this bill becomes law, many dietary supplements will be removed
from the market place. This bill is now in the House of Representatives.
We urge every American who cherishes their health freedom to protest vigorously
- What You Should Do
- 1) Call the U.S. Capital Switchboard
(1-800-972-3524) to be connected to your Senators and Congressional representatives.
Ask them for their fax numbers as well as their e-mail addresses. Address
them as follows: The Honorable (Your Senators Name) United States Senate,
Washington DC, 20510; The Honorable (Your Congressional Rep's name) United
States House of Representatives, Washington DC 20510.
- 2) Send a copy of this letter to President
Clinton at the White House: The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington
DC, 20500 White House comments line: 202-456-1111 White House fax line:
202 395-1232 White House email address: email@example.com
- 3) File the enclosed Freedom of Information
Act request by faxing and/or mailing it to: Food & Drug Administration
5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857 FAX: 301-443-1726 FAX: 301-443-6591
FAX: 301-443-6463 FAX: 301 594-0413
- If you do not get a response within 14
business days, call the following phone number or send a fax to the following
numbers to demand a response. The Freedom of Information Act mandates that
the government must respond within 10 days to all requests: Commissioner's
Office: 301-827-2410, FAX 301-443-6591 Office of Consumer Affairs: 800-532-4440
Associate Commissioner for Consumer Affairs: 301-443-5006 Deputy Associate
Commissioner: 301-443-5006 Office of Regulatory Affairs: 301-827-3101,
- 4) Photocopy and then mail, e-mail, or
fax these letters to everyone you know who believes that Americans should
have free speech and health freedom. Download form letters at The Foundation
website: www.lef.org. Just click on "Freedom In Healthcare."