Vitamin C About to be Made Illegal in Canada!?

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    Vitamin C About to be Made Illegal in Canada!?


    What if, just for taking vitamin C, you could be thrown in jail for up to 2 years and fined up to $5,000,000?

    That scenario could very well soon become a reality in Canada. The Canadian Government is trying to pass a bill known as Bill C51. According to some interpretations of the bill, it would remove all supplements from over-the-counter availability, by only allowing MDs to prescribe them as they see fit.

    This would mean that if you wanted to take a multivitamin, you would have to book an appointment with your doctor and try to convince your doctor that you are in need of these supplements. If your doctor decides a certain drug would be better for you, then you won't have access to your supplements anymore.

    Consequences of the bill could include:

    * No more supplement stores
    * Supplements made illegal unless obtained through a prescription; 70 percent of all current supplements on the market could be removed
    * Fines of up to $5,000,000.00 and/or 2 years in jail per incident of being caught breaking this law

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    * EZine Articles



    Petition against C51: Stop Bill C-51 - The Petition Site


    ...crazy ;(

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    so orange juice is going to be made illegal as well?
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    Good way to boost canadian pharmacutical sales. Remember they have shlt ton of money to promote bills like this to the government. (Although I am only familiar with how it works in the US)

    But I know something like this ran through the EU as well... I cant remember if it passed though.

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    wow..that sucks big effing time.
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    Bill C-51 and the Regulation of Natural Health Products - Fast Facts

    Natural health products are generally considered to be lower-risk but they are not 'no risk.' Canadians benefit from risk-based regulation that promotes continued access to safe, effective and high quality natural health products.

    The vast majority of the natural health product industry develops safe products of high quality. Bill C-51 will help us target the minority who behave irresponsibly.

    Bill C-51 will help ensure that tainted products are found and recalled.
    Bill C-51 will help ensure that what is on the label is actually in the bottle.
    Bill C-51 will help ensure that health claims on packaging are supported by appropriate levels of evidence.

    The Natural Health Product Regulations, introduced in 2004, will continue to operate the same way under Bill C-51. Canadians will continue to have access to natural health products that are safe, effective and of high quality.

    Natural health products will not be regulated as pharmaceutical drugs; they will continue to be regulated under their own regulations - separate from drugs and foods. Bill C-51 will not increase the costs of natural health products.

    Bill C-51 does not regulate growing an herb garden.

    Bill C-51 does not target practitioners who compound products for their patients.

    Bill C-51 does not target Canadians' personal use of natural health products.

    Health food stores will not require a special license to sell natural health products.

    Canadians will not require a prescription from a doctor for natural health products.

    Bill C-51 will not result in more compliance and enforcement action taken for regulated products, including natural health products. Action on natural health products will continue to be undertaken according to the product's level of risk, and to the Compliance Policy for Natural Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate's Policy-0001, which sets out this risk-based approach.

    Inspectors will not be able to enter a private home without permission or a warrant.

    Bill C-51 does not enable Health Canada to seize bank accounts.

    Date Modified: 2008-06-10
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    Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    You ask and you shall recieve.

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    There's a lot of confusion about bill C-51 out there and the above is the latest press release from Health Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron.Addict View Post
    There's a lot of confusion about bill C-51 out there and the above is the latest press release from Health Canada.
    Yeah, thats why my comments were generalizations, since I know nothing about it, and couldnt comment directly upon it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron.Addict View Post
    There's a lot of confusion about bill C-51 out there and the above is the latest press release from Health Canada.
    I wouldn't trust Health Canada but, maybe there has been some overreaction.

    By the way do you know L-Canitine is illegal in Canada nobody seems to know why, just and example..
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    This is why you live close the the border so can pop over to the U.S. to pick up your supps and then go home Just have a friend who recently got out of jail and smuggling them shouldnt be a problem, he say
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    anyone know what the current status of Bill C-51 is? This is extremely disturbing...
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    um yes they are trying to ban healthy food in canada so you guys will get really fat and then the US will feel better about themselves.
  

  
 

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