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Sen. Rand Paul Offers Amendment to Rein in FDA Abuses

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Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment this week to the bill that would curb the Food and Drug Administration's overreach and abuse of power. Sen. Paul's amendment, No. 2143, would disarm the FDA, toughen up the mens rea component of many prohibited acts under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in an attempt to end armed raids on natural food stores and Amish farmers, and stop FDA censorship of truthful claims of dietary supplements. It failed passage by a vote of 78-15.

Although it did not pass, given its sudden introduction and lack of enough time to build grassroots support, the very fact that U.S. Senator Rand Paul has introduced such an amendment is proof positive that Rand Paul is exactly the kind of leader that can help take our nation out of the age of government tyranny and censorship and into a new era of transparency, accountability and liberty. Ending the FDA's unconstitutional censorship of truthful health claims could, without question, help prevent disease and greatly reduce the out-of-control health care costs.

Senator Paul has agreed to an interview with Aging Younger Radio to discuss his position on the FDA and how we the people can be proactive in order to rein in on the FDA abuses.