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2010-05-27 05:50:00

A US government investigation has found that makers and sellers of ginseng, echinacea and other herbal supplements often make false claims that the products can cure cancer or replace prescription medications. In the undercover probe, officials from the Government Accountability Office also found that labels for some supplements claim to prevent or cure ailments like diabetes and heart disease. The claims are a clear violation of US law. GAO staff targeted products most popular with older...

2010-05-25 15:45:00

Measure preserves, fully implements DSHEA WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Natural Products Association (NPA) offered its support of the Dietary Supplement Full Implementation and Enforcement Act of 2010, legislation that would provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with additional resources to enforce the strong, existing laws governing supplements, while also holding FDA accountable for their activities with the added resources. The bill was introduced...

2010-04-15 12:00:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural MarketPlace (www.naturalmarketplaceshow.com) has developed an innovative education program with a new series of tracks covering the business of natural and healthy lifestyles. Top integrative gastroenterologist Gerard E. Mullin, MD from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Senator Orrin Hatch, 6th term Republican from Utah, will speak on pertinent natural health and legislative matters. The program's focus is to guide natural products retailers and...

2010-03-26 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Illinois became the 40th state where legislators have introduced, or will introduce, legislation modeled after the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act. Illinois House Bill 6842 prohibits a requirement to purchase health insurance and would provide the state with protection in a constitutional challenge of the federal health reform bill. (Logo:...

2010-03-18 10:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Idaho became the second state (after Virginia) to enact legislation to protect their citizens from being forced to purchase health insurance or participate in any health care system against their will. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has identified 37 other states that have passed or introduced similar bills or have announced that they will introduce this legislation. Already, at least one house of the legislatures...

2010-03-17 16:13:00

Idaho Health Freedom Act Does Nothing to Tackle State's Health Care Crisis & Everything to Make it Worse BOISE, Idaho, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The health care crisis hundreds of thousands of Idahoans face every day may have just gone from bad to worse with the stroke of a pen. Today, Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter signed the Idaho Health Freedom Act into law, a bill strongly opposed by AARP. "This law does nothing to make Idaho's health care crisis better and everything to...

2010-03-11 13:31:00

State Affairs Advances Legislation Allowing Health Care Professionals to Trump Advance Directives & Living Wills for End-of-Life Care BOISE, Idaho, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A living will or advance directive for end of life care may soon be worthless documents in Idaho if state legislators have their way - and that's news that has older Idahoans outraged. After receiving hundreds of calls and emails from AARP members urging the bill be amended to address the issue, this...

2010-03-10 15:48:00

AARP's Accountability Vote Effort Takes Senate Roll Call Vote on Disastrous Health Freedom Act to 180,000 Idaho Members BOISE, Idaho, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of Idahoans struggling with the high cost of health care received bad news last night -- no relief and more problems are on the way. With the passage of the Idaho Health Freedom Act (House Bill 391), the Senate moved forward legislation that could spell disaster for Idaho's health care system, while...

2010-03-09 19:37:00

BOISE, Idaho, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Idahoans buckling under soaring health care costs didn't get any help from the Idaho State Senate tonight. In fact, with the passage of the Idaho Health Freedom Act (House Bill 391), they may have just made matters worse. AARP has made tonight's vote part of its "accountability vote" efforts: The Association will track and report the roll call and inform all of its 180,000 Idaho members how their Senator voted. While across the state...

2010-02-22 11:21:00

Bill up for Senate Vote - Could Wreak Havoc on Idaho's Health Care System- AARP will Inform Members of How their Legislator Votes BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Idaho State Senate expected to vote today on the ill-conceived Idaho Health Freedom Act (HB 391), a bill that could wreak havoc on the state's health care system, AARP has announced it will make the vote a part of it's "accountability vote" efforts. AARP will record the roll call vote on the act (House...