Thursday, March 22, 2007

Congressman Jack Kingston Sponsors H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act

Congressman Jack Kingston Sponsors H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act

Congressman Jack Kingston (R-1st, Georgia), joined 17 members of Congress, 108 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors in supporting H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act. The Congressman supports public access to affordable and quality health care and public access to truthful information on the role of nutrients in treating disease.

Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) April 1, 2006

Today, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-1st, Georgia), joined 17 members of Congress, 108 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors in supporting H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act. The Congressman 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, Kingston 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 ban contributes to 110,000 preventable sudden death heart attacks each year (FDA suppression of the omega-3 fatty acid claim); to tens of thousands of bone fracture cases each year (FDA suppression of the calcium claim); and to 20 million cases of osteoarthritis (FDA suppression of the glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate claim) that could be lessened or eliminated if all Americans made the necessary dietary changes.

"Congressman Jack Kingston has today joined seventeen other of his colleagues in support of a bill that will end FDA and FTC censorship of vital nutrient-disease information," said Jonathan Emord (www. emord. com ), Chairman of the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship and Author of H. R. 4282. "By this act Congressman Kingston has proven himself a champion for health freedom who will not sacrifice the health and freedom of the American people to protect the profits and interests of the pharmaceutical industry."

About Congressman Jack Kingston

Congressman Jack Kingston has served Georgia’s 1st District for the past 12 years and is now in his seventh term in the U. S. House of Representatives. During his 20 years of public service at the state and national levels, he has fought to lower taxes, balance the budget, and reduce government interference. Considered one of the strongest communicators in Congress, Kingston serves as Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference and is a favorite guest of many network television programs to comment on issues of the day and to talk about current legislation. Congressman Kingston’s district encompasses 29 counties in South Georgia and includes five major military installations and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick. He lives in Savannah and is married and has four children.

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 9, 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, Thomas G. Tancredo, Cynthia McKinney, Randy Kuhl, and Virgil Goode. For more information, visit www. StopFDACensorship. org.

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