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ACTION ALERT! Tell the FDA That You Oppose The Drug Company Petition To Ban P5P, The Natural And Bio-Available Form Of Vitamin B


Health & Wellness  (tags: P5P, FDA doing Big Pharma's bidding )

Ellyn
- 600 days ago - secure3.convio.net
If P5P already exists in nature, we can't live without it, and has a multiplicity of positive health effects, example:on carpal tunnel, schizophrenia, & cancer, then how does banning P5P further either of the FDA's goals?




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Ellyn S. (45)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:13 am
A COMMENT BY DR. FRANK SHALENBERGER REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ACTION ALERT

Medicure wants sole use of P5P to market it as a drug. And so it has petitioned the FDA to ban health stores from selling it as a supplement. But just like with BioStratum, Medicure has no approval to sell P5P. however, that isn't stopping them from asking the FDA to ban the sale of P5P until they o get approval. And it it takes 10 years to get the approval, or if like Bio Stratum they are unable to get the approval, that will just have to be too bad for anyone out there who really needs P5P. So what's the logic behind this insantiy? You won't believe it.

According to medicure, "Pharmaceutical companies developing new drugs must be protected from companies that may seek to market the ingredients in those drugs as dietary supplements." But this is outrageous. P5P has been in humans and in the foods they eat since the beginning of life. It has also been available as a supplement for years. To say that P5P is competing with the drug industry is like saying that the sun is competing with the light bulb industry. But does Big Pharma really think in such ridiculous terms? I don't think so. I do not believe they are that stupid. Instead, what I think Medicure is really saying is, "This is going to be really profitable. We'll get the FDA to allow us to turn a vitamin into a drug. That way we can make it available only by prescription and mark up the price." It's happened before, with fish oil.

A few years ago, the FDA gave the go ahead to the pharmaceutical company Glaxo SmithKline to sell fish oil by prescription. The product is called Lovaza. Depending on what pharmacy you buy it from, Lovaza goes for about $2.30 to $2.50 per capsule. But if you were to buy the same thing from a health store, you would pay closed to 30-35 cents. As soon as the FDA approved fish oil for sale as a prescription, the price went up almost 10 times. This is exactly what you will see with any other nutritional substance that the FDA rules must be sold as a drug by prescription. So is that any good news at all to this story? Maybe.

The FDA has not yet responded to Medicure's petition. And in the space of a few minutes you can send a message to the FDA to stop working for Big Pharma by calling vitamins drugs and banning them from sale in health stores. Tell them to start looking out for you instead [by signing the above ACTION ALERT]. Your letter will automatically go directly to the FDA.

Please do so today. The future of our supplements depends on us stopping every one of these actions.

 

Roseann D. (178)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:33 am
Nutz! It's why I can't invest in Wall St or 401Ks. Big Pharma exploiting I'll heLth for profit is wrong. Investing in all this crap...Monsanto, fossil fuels, big pHarmus, is investing in our own demise.
 
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