FDA Restricts Truthful Health Claims in New Guideline
Ignoring more than 100,000 emails to Congress in support of truthful health claims, the FDA has directly challenged the Health Freedom Protection Act, HR 2177, with a new draft guidance, "Evidence-Based Review System for the Scientific Evaluation of Health Claims", Docket 2007D-0125, http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/hclmgui5.html
This draft guidance represents the FDA's current thinking on the process for evaluating the scientific evidence for a health claim through "significant scientific agreement (SSA) and the definition of credible scientific evidence to support a qualified health claim.
The use of SSA and "credible scientific evidence" to determine permitted health claims is both unconstitutional since it constitutes prior restraint of speech, violating the First Amendment, and an invitation to corrupt "junk science" being manipulated to prevent truthful, useful and helpful information from reaching consumers.
Similar rulings have been passed in Australia and it's now illegal to share your experiences with your vegan diet with others.