Thursday, February 19, 2009

Your Fish are on Drugs!!!

Or is it your government that is playing a bit too much with pharmaceuticals these days?
A few weeks ago I mentioned the FDA pulling from the market the most popular treatment for asthma, a serious condition that can effect one in four children in urban environments. Not specifically to sacrifice impoverished asthmatics, but to comply with a federal treaty signed in the late 80's

Now, the FDA has effectively banned a naturally-occurring form of vitamin B6 called pyridoxamine by declaring it to be a drug, reports the American Association for Health Freedom.
Responding to a petition filed by a drug company, the FDA declared pyridoxamine to be "a new drug."Now, any nutritional supplements containing pyridoxamine can be considered adulterated and illegal by the FDA, which may raid vitamin companies and seize such products. See the history of FDA raids on vitamin companies here:

Pyridoxamine occurs naturally in fish, chicken and other foods (, putting the FDA in the strange position of banning a substance from dietary supplements even though it is already present in the food supply.

Now it is obvious that banning vitamin b isnt the goal of the FDA, but just another great example of the great unmitable law of unintended consequences, and what happens when you give increasingly larger amounts of power to a giant bureaucracy that can so easily be tricked into only supporting the industry it was originally designed to keep in check.

From Natural News:

The FDA's war on Mother Nature

It's not the first time the FDA has declared a natural molecule to be a
"drug" while attacking nutritional
that contain the same molecule. A similar story unfolded with red yeast rice and the lovastatin molecules it contains that lower high cholesterol. The drug companies engaged in biopiracy, ripping off the molecule from red yeast rice to make their now-famous "statin drugs." Once the statin drugs were patented, Big Pharma and the FDA went after red yeast rice, claiming the supplement was "adulterated with pharmaceuticals."

It wasn't really adulterated, of course. It just contained a natural statin-drug-like molecule that the drug companies copied and patented.

It would be like Big Pharma patenting vitamin C, then the FDA claiming that all oranges and lemons were adulterated with drugs because they naturally contain their own vitamin C.This is the insanity of the FDA as it operates today.

You can read more about the FDA on our channel website which is updated every few days.So will this ruling on pyridoxamine affect nutritional supplements? Yes, any supplements containing this form of vitamin B6 can now be declared "adulterated" by the FDA. Manufacturers of such supplements can be arrested and shut down for engaging in "illegal drug trafficking." Such is the nature of the FDA's agenda to criminalize nutritional
companies and limit consumers' access to Mother Nature's
remedies. The pyridoxamine "drug," by the way (which is just pyridoxamine), is
designed to prevent the progression of diabetic nephrothapy (kidney disease).
Most likely, the FDA will eventually approve the "drug" for that condition, even
while claiming vitamin B6 supplements containing the very same chemical are
useless and insert.

This is another classic oppression tactic of the FDA: Ban the herb, but
promote the drug using the same chemicals. The same thing happened with ephedra,
a Traditional Chinese Medicine herb known as ma huang. The FDA banned the herb,
saying it was "dangerous at any dose," but pharmaceuticals containing the very
same molecules (ephedrine) are still being sold over-the-counter as cold
medicines, meaning they're available to any child without a prescription.The
bottom line is this: FDA approvals and bans have nothing to do with science and
everything to do with protecting drug companies profits. If a drug company can
make money selling a vitamin as a drug, the FDA will gladly ban the vitamin and
protect the drug. If a drug company can rip off molecules from Mother Nature and
patent them, the FDA will ban those same molecules found in nature.

All of this points to the urgent need to reform the FDA.

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