| UPDATE June 9th: The Senate health committee announced that it is delaying its FDA user fee reauthorization markup by a week, pushing the meeting to June 14 as language reportedly continues to be worked out. So please continue to call, and ask others to call and email! |
The Senate HELP Committee is listening to our voices and there’s reported internal “chaos” surrounding the proposal, which is coming from an outcry by consumers about giving the FDA more power over dietary and herbal supplements.
We have to increase the number of calls and emails to keep the pressure on. Click here for email form and phone numbers.
The message: “Don’t let the FDA ban dietary and herbal supplements — make this bill be required to have a hearing and listen to testimony.”
Check out the AKA’s recent webinar on mandatory product listing for FAQs on how this could play out and fully impact on kratom.
How to make a difference: Make the Calls to HELP Committee
Reminder: US Senate Committee Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) is considering Mandatory Product Listings (MPL) for Dietary Supplements.
Call today to tell them not to support any MPLs! Go to Protectkratom.org/congress to also email the Senators
Tell them: “Don’t let the FDA ban dietary and herbal supplements — make this bill be required to have a hearing and listen to testimony The FDA already has significant power to regulate. Please do not allow supplements to be treated the same as prescription drugs.”
Committee Members: Patty Murray (WA) (202) 224-2621
Bernie Sanders (VT) 202-224-5141
Robert P. Casey, Jr (PA) (202) 224-5824
Tammy Baldwin (WI) 202-224-5653
Christopher S. Murphy (CT) (202) 224-4041
Tim Kaine (VA) (202) 224-4024
Maggie Hassan (NH) (202) 224-3324
Tina Smith (MN) (202) 224-5641
Jacky Rosen (NV) 202-224-6244
Ben Ray Luján (NM) 202-224-6621
John Hickenlooper (CO) 303-244-1628
Richard Burr (NC) (202) 224-3154
Rand Paul, M.D. (KY) 202-224-4343
Susan Collins (ME) (202) 224-2523
Bill Cassidy, M.D. (LA) (202) 224-5824
Lisa Murkowski (AK) (202)-224-6665
Mike Braun (IN) 202-224-4814
Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS) 202-224-4774
Tim Scott (SC) (202) 224-6121
Tommy Tuberville (AL) (202) 224-4124
Jerry Moran (Kansas) (202) 224-6521
Contact Congress Today
Background from APHA: “The U.S. Senate is considering two separate bills that would create a new requirement for mandatory product listing (MPL) for all dietary supplements marketed in the United States. One of these is found in section 811 of S. 4348, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Landmark Advancements Act of 2022 (FDASLA), which will be the focus of a markup in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee this coming week on June 8, 2022. The other is standalone legislation recently introduced by Senator Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Braun (R-IN), S. 4090. “
Help Stop Supplement & Kratom Bans
Mandatory Filings for Supplements would give the FDA power to do backdoor bans on Kratom
Call & email TODAY Senators on HELP Committee(Health Education Labor & Pensions)
Tell them: “I urge you to oppose Mandatory Product Listing for dietary supplements in any form
The FDA already has significant power to regulate. Please do not allow supplements to be treated the same as prescription drugs.”
Follow this link to send email or to call your congressman!