Simply put, a dynamic tension exists between pro-active
consumers of health products and services and regulatory authorities,
including large-scale providers and state and federal government.
Whether you have specific concerns or simply seek information on
organizations dedicated to representing various interest groups,
you'll find useful links here.
Association for Health Freedom (formerly Americal Preventive Medical
A health freedom advocacy organization of health care practitioners
and concerned citizens. From its website: "AAHF was founded
in 1992 in direct response to the problems faced by practitioners
and consumers in the United States. Medical freedoms were and
continue to be threatened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
the allopathic medical community, insurance companies and state
medical boards around the country. It is clear that complementary
health care providers and consumers need an advocate on
Capitol Hill, in the state legislatures, in the courts, and with
For Health (CFH)
A consumer activist organization. From its website: "Citizens
For Health champions public policies that empower individuals
to make informed health choices." CFH examines many health freedom
issues, including those affecting dietary supplements.
A consumer activist organization. From its website: "Consumer
Alert was founded in 1977 as a national, non-profit, non-partisan,
membership organization for people concerned about the excessive
growth of government regulation at the national and state levels.
Consumer Alert is dedicated to informing the public about the
consumer benefits of competitive enterprise and to promoting sound
economic, scientific, and risk data in public policy decisions.
Our organization is the only free-market public interest group
whose sole mission is to represent average consumers as purchasers
of goods and services in a dynamic and competitive marketplace."
Advocates for Health Freedom
organization designed to network health freedom activists to oppose
government regulation worldwide.