Thursday, November 27, 2003

Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney Sponsors H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act

Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney Sponsors H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-4th, Georgia), joins 14 members of Congress, 89 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors in supporting H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act.

WASHINGTON DC (PRWEB) December 24, 2005

Today, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-4th, Georgia), joined 14 members of Congress, 89 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors in supporting H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act. The Congresswoman supports public access to affordable and quality health care and public access to truthful information on the role of nutrients in treating disease.

In becoming a sponsor of H. R. 4282, McKinney is advocating a change in the law to ensure that consumers have access to truthful nutrient-disease treatment information in the marketplace. That change will enable consumers to obtain full information at the point of sale concerning inexpensive, safe and effective nutrients such as fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) to reduce the risk of sudden death heart attack; calcium to reduce the risk of bone fractures; and glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate to treat osteoarthritis. The FDA has in place an absolute ban on the making of nutrient-disease treatment claims. The Health Freedom Protection Act would change this by giving Americans access to information concerning how commonly consumed foods and dietary supplements can benefit them.

"Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is taking a leadership role in the fight to protect Americans' right to receive truthful information about the role of nutrients in fighting disease. Her actions and those of the 14 other congressional sponsors of the bill hold out the promise of greater health and longevity for all Americans," stated Attorney Jonathan Emord (www. emord. com), Author of H. R. 4282.

About Congresswoman Cynthia Mckinney

In just nine years, Cynthia Ann McKinney, Georgia's first African-American Congresswoman and the only woman serving in the state's congressional delegation, has emerged as an internationally renowned advocate for voting rights, human rights and the strengthening of business ties between Africa and the United States. She is known as a passionate, intelligent, charismatic and effective member of the House of Representatives. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 17, 1955, Cynthia currently lives in south DeKalb County. She earned a B. A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California in 1978 and is currently working to complete her dissertation in international relations at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

About The Health Freedom Protection Act

The Health Freedom Protection Act will prevent the FDA from censoring Americans' right to know about truthful, health-enhancing benefits of foods and dietary ingredients. Congressmen Ron Paul, Walter Jones, John Duncan, Peter DeFazio, Roscoe Bartlett, Dan Burton, Jeff Miller, and Rob Bishop introduced the Health Freedom Protection Act (H. R. 4282) on Wednesday, November 9th, 2005. Since November 9, the following additional members of Congress have become sponsors: Lynn Woolsey, Jo Ann S. Davis, C. L. Butch Otter, Chris Cannon, Dana Rohrabacher and Thomas G. Tancredo. For more information, visit www. StopFDACensorship. org.

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