Durbin-Clinton Bill Not Only Useless, But Could Co

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  1. Coyote

    Coyote New Member


    New Study Proves Durbin-Clinton Bill Not Only Useless, But Could Cost
    Taxpayers $1.6 Billion More in Medicare, Says Project: FANS
    Mon Oct 20,10:49 AM ET

    To: National Desk, Health Reporter

    Contact: Joe Giganti, 703-928-9695, for Project: FANS; e-mail:
    [email protected]; Web site: http://www.ProjectFANS.org

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The director of Project: FANS,
    one of America's largest grassroots pro-nutritional supplements
    groups, applauds a new study, "A Study on the Cost Effects of
    Multivitamins for Older Adults," that reports on the positive effects
    of supplement use for seniors, and urges Congress to protect
    Americans' access to all nutritional supplements. "This study should
    put to rest any debate about the importance and effectiveness that
    nutritional supplements have on the health of all Americans,
    especially our senior citizens," stated Beth Clay, director of
    Project: FANS. "Instead of being influenced by media-hyped crises and
    the lobbying efforts of the anti-supplement crowd, the U.S. Congress
    should base their legislative decisions on the science these studies
    have provided."

    The soon-to-be-released study, conducted by the Lewin Group, echoes
    the results of a 2002 Journal of the American Medical Association
    (news - web sites) (JAMA) study that focused on the benefits of
    nutritional supplement and vitamin use. Both studies encourage all
    adults to take multivitamins to minimize their risk of chronic
    disease, and state that use of supplements by seniors will save more
    than $1.6 billion dollars in healthcare and taxpayer dollars over the
    next five years. Specifically, the Lewin study states, "the five-year
    estimate of potential savings (or cost offsets) resulting from
    improved immune functioning and a reduction in the relative risk of
    coronary artery disease through providing older adults with a daily
    multivitamin is approximately $1.6 billion...The evidence strongly
    indicates that daily use of multivitamins by the elderly is nearly
    risk-free and is potentially associated with significant health

    "This is the final nail in the coffin for the Durbin-Clinton bill
    (S.722) that would at best restrict access to the very supplements
    that this study says will improve the health of all Americans,
    especially our seniors," said Clay. "This study proves that S.722 is
    wrong for our health, wrong for our seniors and wrong for the American
    taxpayers' wallets.

    "Seventy percent of Americans regularly use supplements and they do
    not want their access to them restricted, as most of this proposed new
    legislation would do," concluded Clay. Project: FANS opposes any new
    legislation that would overturn the existing regulatory framework.
    Bills like S.722 seek to replace the current law of the land-DSHEA,
    passed in 1994-and if passed, would have permanent detrimental effects
    on consumer rights and access to better health.


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  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    have you got a direct link to the story, as your snippets are very jumbled and rather disjointed
  3. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    ok I found it, its just the poor writing style of hte article


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