Summary: H.R.509 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/21/1993)

Health Freedom Act of 1993 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to define "dietary supplement" as an article that: (1) includes, and is intended to supplement the diet with, a vitamin, mineral, or herb; or (2) is intended for ingestion.

Prohibits considering a dietary supplement a drug solely because: (1) of the potency of a substance in such supplement; or (2) the labeling or advertising for the supplement contains a claim concerning potency or a health claim permitted under this Act.

Specifies that a supplement is not a food additive if it is identified in the labeling of the dietary supplement as a substance provided by the product to supplement the diet. Allows a supplement to be described as a dietary supplement in labeling or advertising.

Permits labeling or advertising for such a supplement to include a claim characterizing the relationship of the supplement to a disease or health-related condition, if certain conditions are met.

Prohibits any requirement that a claim that meets the requirements of this Act be approved or conform to a regulation before the claim may be used.

Allows a declaratory judgment on the validity of an assertion that a claim fails to comply with this Act.