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Health Freedom Protection Act, take two

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Ron Paul, R-Texas, and others reintroduced the Health Freedom Protection Act, H.R. 2117, May 1. Paul first introduced the bill in November 2005 (1"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 14, 2005, p. 10). The bill seeks to amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to allow broader dietary supplement claims, even venturing into the drug arena. The bill also seeks a more rapid response to health claims - after 100 days if there is no response from the HHS secretary the claims would be allowed. The legislation also proposes FTC must notify advertisers before the agency conducts an investigation and give 30 days for companies to discontinue their ads...

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