H.R.509 - Health Freedom Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] (Introduced 01/21/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/02/1994 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E321-322) (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.509 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.