Last year, the dietary supplement industry won a decisive battle against overreaching New York lawmakers when Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed a bill to restrict and prohibit access to dietary supplements. But these same lawmakers continue to ignore science and have reintroduced their bill on the premise that eating disorders and dietary supplements are connected. If we don't act, safe and popular supplements such as creatine will face restricted access and require a photo ID for purchase.
Thousands of health and wellness advocates like you wrote, called, and emailed New York lawmakers urging their opposition to this bill because the FDA has found zero correlation between eating disorders and dietary supplements.
Time after time, our industry has seen the results of being actively engaged in the policy process, and this fight is no different.
We can all agree eating disorders are serious illnesses. However, legislative proposals like S5823/A5610 demonstrate policy-making that lacks science-based evidence. Please write to your members of the New York legislature urging their opposition to S5823/A5610.
Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D.,
President and CEO
Natural Products Association