H2215/S1465 ignores science and risks barring consumers from safe and well-researched health products.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Natural Product Association (NPA) testified in opposition of H2215/S1465, a proposal by the Massachusetts State Legislature that would prohibit the sale of dietary supplements. A similar proposal was recently vetoed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“It’s disingenuous to claim there is a connection between eating disorders and the use of dietary supplements. The FDA’s surveillance tools have never found a connection between any supplement and eating disorders. If they did, they’d be required to use their enforcement authority to act,” said Kyle Turk, NPA’s Director of Government Affairs. “Sadly, in its current form, this legislation will prevent consumers from taking their health into their hands and restrict their ability to supplement their potentially nutrient-deficient diets, a fundamental lesson we learned during COVID-19.”
He added that “supplements, which are easy to add to our daily diets, are often the first step many take toward greater nutritional awareness and healthy lifestyle choices.”
H2215/S1465 would harm industry retailers across the state and limit the accessibility of safe, effective and well-researched supplements. NPA strongly urges the Massachusetts State Legislature to reject this proposal. The organization’s full testimony can be found online here.