Several sources are reporting that Senator John McCain has withdrawn his support from the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, S. 3002.
Arizona’s senior senator will now get behind another effort being proposed by Utah Senator, Orrin Hatch (R) offering an alternative to the McCain-Dorgan bill. Supposedly, the revised bill will seek transparency to the supplemental industry without the heavy handed regulatory components of the original bill.
Apparently, McCain was under intense pressure by millions of Americans who rely on vitamins and supplements as part of their daily dietary regimen.
One is also left wondering that if this was not an election year and Senator John McCain was not facing a serious primary challenger, he would have remained committed to sponsoring and passing the bill.