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Did you write?

My letter to my senator opposeing S. 722 is in the mail. Did anyone else write?

hell yeah i did.it easy for everyone to do even if you arnt computer literate like me.lol

Did mine. it was too easy not to.

You bet your ass I did. WTF are those guys thinking up there anyway? I wonder when was the last time they read the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, or even a little Voltaire to give them a little historical perspective on exactly what sort of democratic experiment this was supposed to be.

I wrote and this is what I got back.

"Thank you . . .

. . for contacting me regarding your opposition to expanding the Food and
Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority. I understand your deep concern.

My colleague, Senator Richard Durbin, has introduced the Dietary
Supplement Safety Act (S.722). This bill would require each manufacturer of
a dietary supplement to report serious adverse experiences to the Secretary
of Health and Human Services and to investigate such occurrences. The bill
defines a serious adverse experience as the use of a supplement in a human
that results in death or one of other serious calamities. It also directs
the Secretary to conduct a clinical evaluation of each reported experience.

This bill is currently pending before the Committee on Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions. Should this bill come before the Senate floor, I will
keep your views in mind.

Thank you again for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to do so again
if I can be of assistance to you in the future."

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator

What does this tell us? Sounds to me she is in the back pockets of the drug companies as well. I would like to get a text version of one of the articles from the last Testosterone magazine documenting reported cases of major adverse effects of common OTC meds. I let my friend borrow that issure so if anyone can let me know the title of the article that would be cool. Either she is misinformed or is more concerned about big a thank you from the drug companies.

Sent two :slight_smile: and added my own personal opinion to the helpful form letter.

So how does one afford postage stamps if they can’t afford rent?