StopFDACensorship.org - FDA and Health Freedom Protection Act
The FDA censors health information. It does so to protect drugs and its
drug approval process from competition.
Between 1992 and 1996, FDA prohibited companies that sell folic acid from telling women of childbearing age that .4 mg of folic acid daily before pregnancy could reduce the incidence of neural tube defects (including spina bifida and encephaly) by 40%. FDA’s censorship contributed to a preventable 10,000 neural tube defect births.
Between 1994 to 2000, FDA prohibited companies that sell omega-3 fatty acids from telling Americans that those fatty acids found in fish oil could reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by as much as 50%. FDA’s censorship contributed to a preventable 1.8 million sudden death heart attacks.
Between 2000 and the present, FDA prohibits companies that sell saw palmetto extract (the fruit of the dwarf American palm tree) from telling Americans that saw palmetto reduces enlarged prostates and relieves related symptoms. Approximately 50% of all men age 50 and older suffer from enlarged prostates and are denied access to this information.
Between 2000 and the present, FDA prohibits companies that sell glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate from telling Americans that those dietary ingredients treat osteoarthritis and relieve osteoarthritic pain and stiffness. Approximately 20 million Americans suffer needlessly from osteoarthritis. StopFDACensorship.org - FDA and Health Freedom Protection Act
FDA censors every claim that a dietary ingredient treats disease, regardless of the proof in support of the claim. FDA only allows drug companies to make claims of treatment. It protects a monopoly for those companies at the expense of the health and freedom of the American people. The FDA’s unconstitutional system of speech censorship and monopoly protection has got to come to an end. StopFDACensorship.org - FDA and Health Freedom Protection Act
The FTC is destroying American businesses. Under the First Amendment, government cannot restrict speech unless it can prove advertising deceptive by a preponderance of the evidence and, even then, it must rely on obvious less speech restrictive alternatives to outright suppression. FTC violates the First Amendment.
FTC holds advertising deceptive not based on proof that the ads are false but based on the failure of a company accused of deception to prove to a near certain degree that the ads are true. That reverses the First Amendment burden of proof. That violates the Constitution.
FTC has removed over $28 million dollars from the American economy based on charges of deceptive advertising under this unconstitutional regime. It has destroyed some companies and damaged others, resulting in unemployment for innocent workers at those companies. Rather than stop fraud, the FTC is in the business of defining a speech orthodoxy in America. The FTC’s unconstitutional actions must be stopped. StopFDACensorship.org - FDA and Health Freedom Protection Act