- PREMIERE: THE WAR ON HEALTH: THE FDA’s CULT OF TYRANNY by Gary Null (prn.fm)
- War on Health – Gary Null’s documentary exposing the FDA – *video* (chasvoice.blogspot.com)
- Watch War on Health: The FDA’s Cult of Tyranny (foodfreedomgroup.com)
- Organically Farmed vs. Locally Produced (theepochtimes.com)
- War on Health: FDAs Cult of Tyranny (Trailer) (therealfoodchannel.com)
Here’s something we should all be aware of (especially when we go food shopping):
I hope you signed the petition… and look for the label in the meat department that tells you your steak is from a cow raised without antibiotics.
- Meat and Medicine: When Too Much of a Good Thing Turns Dangerous (forcechange.com)
- Tell the FDA: No Antibiotics in Our Food (ecowatch.org)
- Declaring independence from drugged up meat by buying antibiotic free this July 4th (switchboard.nrdc.org)
- Poultry Farming: Enrofloxacin in the antibiotics (insomniacanonymous.wordpress.com)
- The CAFO – MRSA Connection (ediblearia.com)
- Avoiding antibiotics in meat getting harder: report (ctv.ca)
- Why Is Something That Is Killing Thousands Every Year Still Legal? (upworthy.com)
- Consumer Reports scrutinizes antibiotic use in food production (cbsnews.com)
- Your meat on drugs: Will grocery stores cut out antibiotics? (grist.org)
… ’cause they are just not in existence. According to the AP:
The Food and Drug Administration announced that it has sent warning letters to more than a dozen companies selling non-prescription products with names like Medavir, Herpaflor and C-Cure. The agency said none of the products have been proven to treat any disease.
“These products are dangerous because they are targeted to patients with serious conditions, where treatment options proven to be safe and effective are available,” said Deborah Autor, FDA’s director of drug compliance, in a statement.
A website for Medavir, made by Medavir Medical Advances, claims the product “has been proven effective in several official university research studies — including an official FDA trial.”
But the FDA has never approved any non-prescription products for sexually transmitted disease, according to federal officials. Drugs are available for herpes, chlamydia, HIV and other diseases, but only via prescription.
I’m really tired of the things these drug companies try to sell us for all kinds of things… primarily because they put people in unsafe positions. If you don’t see a doctor for a specific problem which requires real medical treatment and you take a pill tat’s a false solution, then you put your life on the line.
This, supported by lies, is all to common.
There is a notice in the cafeteria of the Monsanto pharmaceutical factory is High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, advising customers
“as far as practicable, GM soya and maize (has been removed) from all food products served in our restaurant. We have taken the steps to ensure that you, the customer, can feel confident in the food we serve.”
The notice was posted by the Sutcliffe Catering Group.
Adrian Bebb with Friends of the Earth says the notice in the Buckinghamshire plant is hard to misinterpret:
“The public has made its concerns about GM ingredients very clear – now it appears that even Monsanto’s own catering firm has no confidence in this new technology.”
Unfortunately, we won’t see such announcements in the United States which won’t even require LABELING to show genetic modification. The reason? If LABELING was permitted people wouldn’t buy it. It also doesn’t hurt Monsanto that FDA head Michael Taylor, a Monsanto executive, was appointed by Obama… and America’s Chief Agriculture Negotiator, former Monsanto lobbyist Islam Siddiqui, was also an Obama appointment.
We are, as they say, screwed… unless everyone realizes the problem and takes action, whether writing Congressman or shopping for organic foods or campaigning against the patented seed stores of Monsanto.
As one who takes a large number of pills plus insulin shots every day, I have become extremely aware of the number of really serious prescription meds advertised on television. According to law, prescription meds have to reveal potential side effects in the ads (patent medicines don’t… although they may also have serious ones) and we are getting so used to hearing them that I think we have tuned out on what is being sold.
Thoughts of suicide, stroke, increased cholesterol, and even death are some of these announced side effects, but the drug companies drop them into the ads as if they are relatively unimportant. Since I have lately been thinking about the effects on foods of Monsanto‘s chemicals, these meds (a couple of which I take myself on doctors’ orders) seem to join the chemical dominance of life in the U.S.
While I want to see a healthy nation, I am very worried that we use dangerous chemical compounds more and more often, seemingly as much as a commitment to corporations as they are to curing or maintaining control over diseases. In some cases they are used where non-medication solutions were effective in the past.
- Educate yourself – learn about Monsanto, GMO foods and industry lobbying… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Economy Has Patients Seeking Freebies (abcnews.go.com)
- Watchdog wants answers on Pfizer payments deal (theage.com.au)
- Stopping the Escalating ‘Pill Epidemic’ in Indian Country (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
- What Others Won’t Share With You About Life Threatening Adverse Reactions of Numerous Prescription or Non-Prescription Medications Are Not Better Than the Health Problems They Treat (masculinefacecare.wordpress.com)
- Think You Know All There Is To Know About Fatal Adverse Reactions of Many Prescription or Non-Prescription Medications Are Not Better Than the Health Problems They Treat (beautyindustrytrends.wordpress.com)
- For Those Folks That Need The Best Tips About Lingering Adverse Reactions of Many Prescription or Non-Prescription Medications Are Not Better Than the Health Problems They Treat (masculineskincare.wordpress.com)
- Medications Safety (lifelegacyorg.wordpress.com)
- Mega-bucks flow from drug cos. to doctors (cbsnews.com)
There is a new product out called Makena (Ma – Kee – na) which prevents pre-term labor in women who are prone to premature birth. The drug is a form of progesterone, and, for years, has been available to doctors from special compounding pharmacies at a patient cost of $10. to $20. a shot. And it has been pretty effective.
But things can change… and sometimes the change is devastating.
After years of exploration, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in association with The March Of Dimes carried out their program of tests and finally issued their support for the drug. Since it is FDA approved, the drug could be signed to a major manufacturer, in this case KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis, who won government approval to exclusively sell the drug. That means compounding pharmacists can no longer make Makena (or any similar progesterone) for doctors. So what is wrong with that?
KY has increased the cost per required weekly injection from $10. to $1500.
Nope. That wasn’t a typo. KY has increased the price 150 times, causing a rage among both doctors and patients. Dr. Roger Snow, deputy medical director for Massachusetts’ Medicaid program commented on the price change:
NPR has cited some other doctors at major organizations:
“I’ve never seen anything as outrageous as this,” said Dr. Arnold Cohen, an obstetrician at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.
“I’m breathless,” said Dr. Joanne Armstrong, the head of women’s health for Aetna, the Hartford-based national health insurer.
The thing that concerns doctors the most is that the cost is going to prevent middle and lower-class women from taking Makena, causing an increase in premature births which the standard progesterone compounds have caused to go down.
KY says the cost is justified to avoid mental and physical problems that come with premature births…a premie can add $51,000 in unexpected medical costs to new parents. This is according to KV Pharmaceutical chief executive Gregory J. Divis Jr.:
“Makena can help offset some of those costs. These moms deserve the opportunity to have the benefits of an FDA-approved Makena.”
The FDA plays no part in setting the price for any drug. KY has hired a marketing company to promote it and is supposedly setting up a patient assistance program to help uninsured and low income women. But “uninsured” is the point. Currently insured women will be hit with the $1500 price – which could easily be disapproved by their insurance companies… or else cause the price of insurance premiums to go way up.
In other words, an organization that gets our tax money, the FDA, and a non-profit that we give donations to (and have since we were children in school), The March Of Dimes) have paid to develop a product that has been given to a Corporation, KY, whose major interest is profits over people.
- Cost of drug to prevent premature births stuns health officials (dispatch.com)
- Cost of Preemie Birth Preventive Skyrockets (abcnews.go.com)
- Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500 (sfgate.com)
- Drug price infuriates those who help moms (dispatch.com)
- Why a $10 Pregnancy Drug Could Cost $1,500 (healthland.time.com)
- Cost of preterm birth drug spikes (cbc.ca)
- Retroactive Drug Monopoly Raises Rates From $10… To $1,500 (techdirt.com)
- Premature labor drug spikes from $10 to $1,500 (msnbc.msn.com)
- Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500 (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Huge jump in price of prenatal drug has doctors worried ()
- Preemie Prevention Drug Spikes in Price (abcnews.go.com)
Cross posted on Panhandle Vegan.
- Goodbye High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hello Corn Sugar (Signed, Corn Industry) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Corn Syrup Producers Want Sweeter Name: Corn Sugar (abcnews.go.com)
- A New Name for High-Fructose Corn Syrup (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Summary Box: New name for corn syrup? (seattletimes.nwsource.com)