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2010-01-07 08:54:00

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- As national health care reform remains in legislative limbo, consumers are increasingly interested in options that help them maintain and manage their health. According to a recent survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Nature Made®, the number one best-selling brand of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements, 96 percent of survey respondents agree(1) that prevention is key when it comes to health. The...

2009-12-02 20:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by John Gay, Executive Director and CEO, Natural Products Association In response to a new campaign launched today by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to educate consumers and rid the marketplace of "rogue" marketers selling steroids as dietary supplements, the Natural Products Association, the oldest and largest trade association representing retailers and manufacturers of dietary supplements and other natural products, issued the...

2009-11-20 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate's newly released health-reform bill ("Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act") infringes on Americans' health-insurance choices and medical privacy, says Sue Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom (IHF) -- a patients' rights group in Washington, D.C. The bill would (among many other provisions): Require nearly every legal resident to buy government-sanctioned health insurance; Increase Medicare payroll taxes...

2009-07-22 16:46:00

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are many provisions in the House Tri-Committee health reform bill (H.R. 3200) that concern citizens who care greatly about the freedom to choose their health care. Some of the key concerns are that the bill: * Eliminates Existing Private Insurance Coverage (i.e., Eliminates Your Choice of Insurance that Is Not "Acceptable" to the Federal Government, But Is Just Fine With You and Your Family) * Includes the AMA-Backed/Insurance...

2009-06-18 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congressional debate is focused primarily on whether to include a public option for health insurance, many Americans remain concerned about how a mandate for private health insurance will affect their health-care choices and privacy. "We're hearing politicians promise that if people like their existing insurance coverage, they'll be able to keep it. But what if the federal government forces people to buy private plans? Won't insurance...

2009-06-17 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health-privacy advocates and patient-choice supporters will discuss implications of federal health-reform bills at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 18 at 9:00 am. Health-policy experts will examine which proposed legislation will:   STRENGTHEN HEALTH-PRIVACY RIGHTS: Which bills will make sure Americans are not forced to have a Unique Health Identifier (UHI) to tag and track them from cradle to grave and that...

2009-05-01 22:09:29

A U.S. coalition of the dietary supplement industry advises against attempting to use dietary supplements as a swine flu remedy. The American Herbal Products Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance said they are unaware of any scientific data supporting the use of dietary supplements to treat swine flu. The groups are endorsing a unified advisory for marketers...

2009-03-26 12:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While it is touted as a major tool for lowering health care costs, the Electronic Health Record (EHR) has serious implications for Americans' health privacy. The Institute for Health Freedom (IHF) warns that the economic stimulus law (H.R. 1, Public Law No. 111-5) weakens individuals' control over the flow of their personal health information. "The economic stimulus law plans for every American to use an electronic health record (EHR) and...

2009-02-27 05:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The petition -- endorsed by NaturalNews, Organic Consumers Association, Life Extension Foundation, American Association for Health Freedom and other health freedom groups -- calls for an end to FDA and FTC oppression of free speech about dietary supplements. Its ten provisions also call for full income tax deductions on health-enhancing products and services, a halt to the psychiatric drugging of children, the end of mandatory vaccination policies...

2009-02-13 16:45:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final economic stimulus bill permits Americans' personal health information to be exchanged and sold -- without patients' consent -- for research and public-health purposes, warns the Institute for Health Freedom (Washington, DC) and Citizens' Council on Health Care (Saint Paul, MN). The bill also mandates the plan for each American to have a single electronic health record by 2014, without opt-out or patient consent provisions. "This...


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