Action Alert—Now the FDA Is Going After Vitamin C!

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Vitamin C

The FDA has just notified one pharmacy that it will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C—despite its remarkable power to heal conditions that conventional medicine can’t touch. Please help reverse this outrageous decision!

Let’s get this straight. The government acknowledges the risk of a worldwide flu pandemic. It acknowledges that conventional drugs cannot cure big viruses-like the mononucleosis and hepatitis viruses, many influenza viruses, and many others. It acknowledges that many bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics and are killing increasing thousands. It acknowledges the risk of a worldwide drug-resistant TB pandemic.

Despite acknowledging all this, it now insists on wiping out one of the best potential treatments for these conditions and for certain cancers as well. And why is this being done? What possible rationale is offered? Because it’s dangerous? No. Because it can’t be patented and therefore won’t be taken through the standard FDA approval process. No matter that vitamin C is one of the least toxic components of our food supply and liquid forms of it have been used safely for decades.

By the way, here is what is not safe. Don’t substitute home-made vitamin C solution for pharmaceutical grade liquid. That is not safe for injection. If the FDA action leads someone to do that, the FDA should be held responsible for the results.

The government, instead of banning intravenous vitamin C, should instead be supporting research into it. Even though IV C is being used in burn units around the world, including in the US, and has been adopted by the military for this purpose, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refuses to fund any studies using intravenous C in patients. There are privately funded studies currently underway, but of course these cannot continue if the FDA bans the substance.

With this pharmacy, the FDA also banned injectable magnesium chloride and injectable vitamin B-complex 100. These two substances are routinely added to intravenous C to make the “Myers Cocktail,” used especially for conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and infectious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, mononucleosis, and flu. The FDA is not going after the Myers Cocktail directly, but is rather attacking each individual substance used to make the cocktail, and may conceivably be going after injectable vitamins and minerals in general, despite such injections being given under the care of a qualified physician.

Please contact the FDA right away, and tell them to stop this foolish war on intravenous vitamin C!

Each of us reading this should think, “Intravenous C could someday save my life.” Dr. Jonathan Collin, editor of the Townsend Letter, discusses the case of a man in New Zealand who nearly died from swine flu. After developing a severe fever and upper respiratory infection, his condition deteriorated and he became comatose. Eventually even a ventilator was insufficient to keep him breathing because his lungs were so compromised by pulmonary edema. After weeks of heroic intervention, doctors decided there was no chance of survival and nothing further should be done for him.

The family asked the hospital to administer intravenous vitamin C. After much disagreement, the hospital gave him 25 grams of vitamin C every 6 hours. There was so much improvement over the next two days that the hospital decided to reinstate his intensive care—but they discontinued the vitamin C, saying that he had improved only because they had rolled him onto his side or his stomach instead of keeping him on his back! Not surprisingly, his condition once again deteriorated.

The family moved him to another facility that reluctantly allowed the IV vitamin C (albeit at a lower dose), and his lung function gradually improved. He came out of coma after four weeks, and after taking vitamin C orally, he gradually improved enough to be discharged. One year later, he was back to flying his plane and surveying his farm in New Zealand. None of the doctors who fought so hard to prevent his treatment with vitamin C have ever acknowledged their error.

Even people in perfectly good health may not be getting enough vitamin C. We recently noted the research that up to 87% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. But studies also show that many people may be deficient in vitamin C as well. A recent study on 1,000 Canadian adults found 33% had suboptimal levels of vitamin C—one in seven was “very deficient”—which could place them at increased risk for chronic health problems. Those who were vitamin C deficient were also more likely to have larger waists, greater body mass, and higher blood pressure.

The study’s author, Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, suggested eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits and peppers, or taking supplements. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) in nonsmoking adults is 90 mg per day for men and 75 mg for women, though some experts say a minimum daily dose of 120 to 200 mg is more appropriate, and some routinely take much higher doses themselves. Research also shows that people suffering from various diseases may benefit from larger amounts. In the case of the common cold, a review of published trials found that amounts of 2 grams per day appear to be more effective than 1 gram.

But there is a big difference between oral vitamin C and intravenous C. One maintains your health. The other seems to directly attack pathogens and cancer cells. Vitamin C taken orally will not do this, because the concentration does not seem sufficient to accomplish the task.

Please take action immediately! Please contact the FDA, and tell them to take their job of protecting our health seriously—by allowing injectable vitamin C, magnesium chloride, and vitamin B-complex 100 to continue being manufactured and sold! And don’t accept the answer that these substances need to be taken through the full FDA approval process. These are not patentable substances and no one will pay billions to do that. To require a standard approval process for them is identical to banning them, as the FDA know full well.


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  • http://www.anh-usa.org/action-alert-now-the-fda-is-going-after-vitamin-c/ Joan Marks

    WHY DOES THE GOVERNMENT AND IT’S APPENDAGES GET INVOLVED IN AREAS THAT THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT……GREED…..PERHAPS THAT IS THE ANSWER. IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN HELP SOMEONE…WHY DO THEY INTERFERE….NOT ENOUGH MONEY IN IT FOR THE
    ADMINISTRATORS……..WHAT IS IT…….TELL US…………. CONGRESS HAS NOT BEEN ELECTED FOR MEDICAL DECISIONS, CONGRESS HAS NOT BEEN ELECTED FOR MOST OF WHAT THEY MAKE DECISIONS AND LAW ON TO START WITH. THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN THE TUBES DUE TO TOO MANY PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT TO GET INTO THE BUSINESS OF WHAT THEY SHOULD NOT ONLY BECAUSE THEY DON’T GAIN $$$$ SAD SORRY STATE OF AFFAIRS THIS WHOLE COUNTRY IS IN……………GET RID OF ALL THESE AGENCIES AND LET THE MEDICAL FIELD TEND TO WHAT THEY KNOW BEST…NOT THESE AGENCIES THAT THINK THEY DO.

  • Annetta Williams

    Leave our supplements alone!

  • Laura

    Anything that has proven to heal will be outlawed in this fair, free country of ours, so pharmaceutical companies and corporations will continue to make untold amounts of money from their killing and health-damaging drugs. If only their energy could be directed instead to the good of humankind!

  • Curtis Bostic

    fda business as usual We all know the bottom line! Drugs are more profitable!!!

  • shar

    The Big Pharma must have contacted that company in London, the title will not even post when shared.
    This is huge! THank you for posting it!

  • http://Google Aaron Gordon

    give us a break we who know how to use vitamins stay healthy and heal ourselves from disease. You whom are looking to control our health through ways that only make you money and do us harm is no good for humanity…..

    Vitamin c is an excellent for detox as well as many other great uses…

    Get a grip save a life… let us be!

  • Nolene Stuart

    I knew it!!! The health Nazis never rest.

  • shar

    the share button with the green background works. I guess I jumped the gun on big pharma’s reach.

    My family knows the power of IV vitamin C!

    It seems every time we blink, they are up to something.
    Frustrating when we are PAYING them to do it!

    I would like them all fired. Common sense, critical thinking—do more good than the FDA!

  • Janice Giudicelli

    As someone who believes in natural medicine, I am glad to be kept informed of what is happening on a timely basis.

  • Donna Helms

    Please leave us alone. Worry about the fact that we are now consuming 85% GMO’s while other countries have banned them. Let us decide our fate, not a group of elites.

  • Chris

    Please don’t ban injectable vitamin C.

    If its not hurting people, then you have no business regulating it.

    I’m voting for FDA cutbacks and bills limiting you in the future, because your organisation is totally out of control. The American people have had enough and are angry.

  • Beckh

    Thanks so much for keeping us informed and for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.

  • http://www.drbernhoft.com Robin A Bernhoft, MD

    This decision to restrict intravenous Vitamin C is outrageous, both on scientific grounds and on safety grounds. IV Vitamin C has many effective uses clinically. I presume this is yet another of FDA’s preemptive strikes against patient welfare and in favor of the drug industry.

    Please reverse this Orwellian nonsense.

    Robin A Bernhoft, MD, FAAEM, FACS

  • Linda Manners

    I didn’t know how to personalize messageto send. Can you guide me through that process Thank you, Linda Manners

  • Joe Glavasich

    Hey FDA, go away, and leave vitamin C alone

  • Dina Annino

    Please continue to allow injectable vitamin C. Thank you.

  • Martha Wrright

    I had a friend a few years ago who was doing this wit a doctor in Texas who did these kind of tretments. I think that eveyone whoulc be allowed t decide for themselves what they will doabout their health or medicine. it is practically no ones leses’s business to tell someone what they cand do. It is their life and their decision. The FDA could simply requite it’s statemtnt with their opinion. As I ahve dsaid befofe. it si time to make it a law that rug compaines be foreced to reimburse people for medication athat they find makes them sick or causes other problems before it becomesa a legal case. People should be allowed to go to the pharmacy and say this made me sick, I can’t take it and demand a reurn and total refund of the product. They also legal prceedings can begin.

  • Anita Murray Cook

    It is a sad state we are in when are right to use natural medicine is tampered with by the government. What’s next? Aspirin?

  • Bud Stuart DVM

    Back in the 60s, thanks to Linus Pauling, I became interested in vitamin C and began using it to save dogs that were dying of canine distemper. I would give them i v doses of liquid vit C and after just 2 to 3 days their disease would have disappeared. I think I was the only vet in the U S using it in this way at the time. Ever since it has been a favorite of mine in so many ways, both orally and intravenously. It can even be used to prevent canine hip dysplasia, long thought to be a genetic disease.
    This FDA move is just one more case of some mini-mind in government deciding on something they know absolutely nothing about! Let’s keep beating the drums until sanity shows up again!

  • Randolph Martinez

    WTF!
    I don’t understand why the FDA is becoming increasingly pro-big pharma. I thought they were in the position to help the general population. are we going the way of Europe and criminalizing natural medicine that works with little or no side effects, and instead substituting it with pharmaceuticals with heavy side effects. I think it’s time for investigating the FDAs practices and instill guidelines that are more friendly to the people it is supposed to serve.
    A good example of the bad moves that the FDA has made over the years, which has left me scratching my head and wondering “why did they do that?”, is this business of putting a harness on vitamin c. everyone knows that you can’t overdose on vitamin c because the excess is expelled out of your body…so where is the harm here??? dirty needles??? what does that have to do with small producers???
    Randolph Martinez

    • TRUTHANDLIGHT

      WAtch “The Byzynski Movie” – http://www.burzynskimovie.com and you will see how the FDA works.

    • UConn Kid

      Sorry to burst your bubble, Randolph, but it’s been reported in print articles for some time that the FDA and big pharma have a revolving door between them.

      I believe that the majority of the everyday folk who work at the FDA are people like you and me who *are* concerned about the health of our citizens. However, since Reagan’s first term, the upper echelons — the people who wield the power at the FDA — are often former pharmaceutical executives or become one when they leave the FDA and hence are big pharma supporters the whole way.

      We need a law that says the top levels of the FDA must filled with doctors who have a track record of excellent patient care OR have a supervisory board of excellent care doctors who can easily review and approve/veto the all FDA decisions and policy. Heck, we need that kind of oversight for *every* department that is supposed to provide consumer protection.

  • http://none Mona Hughes

    The pharmeceutical companies are determined to take over our country and drain every dollar from the people. It is an outrage. We need to contact the President and ask him to do sometihing about a full study of the FDA and their PAID connection to the pharmeceutical companies and end the connection. We already know many of those companies have paid billions in fines for putting dangerous drugs on the market that kill people and are paid to do so. It must be stopped.

  • Virginia Tekushan

    My bad colds used to last two weeks, no matter what I did. But, I can personally attest to the help of Vitamin C. I haven’t had a cold for many years since I’ve developed my own routine at the first sign of a cold coming on. In the morning, mid-day and evening I take the following: 2,000 vit. c, calcium, magnesium, zinc combination, and echinacea complex. Cold is gone next day. I’ve suggested this combination to numerous family and friends and it works 100% for ALL of them. I am so tired and angry at FDA working against the good of the public.

  • Zee Stone

    Dear FDA:

    Injectable vitamins have been proven safe and remarkable effective for disease control. It is absurd for the FDA to ban them. Why? Because the pharmaceuticals can’t make billions of dollars on them?

    Why doesn’t the FDA focus its energies on pharmaceuticals, which kill between 100,000 and 350,000 people a year?

    Why don’t you do some scientific testing on the value of injectable Vitamin C instead of trying to get rid of something that has helped thousands.

    Stop the corruption. Leave our vitamins and supplements alone. Do your job. Protect the public; I do not need to be protected from Vitamin C. Thank you.

  • Laura

    The FDA needs to be wiped off of the planet

  • jami lindley

    this continues to be an outrage. our health should come first. it is wrong for the rationalizations created to dis- empower the citizens of this country. it is a sad state of consciousness that allows these actions to take place.

  • alfiya

    Comon there should be opposite to FDA organisation. It is morally not right for one private company lead the public healthm, HOW LONG WE WILL WATCH THAST FDA TRYING TO SIT ON 2 CHAIRS. FOOD AND DRUG ARE 2 ABSOLUTELY DIFFERENT FIELDS. lET THEM DO BETTER WITH DRUG REGULATIONS, CONTROL AND SO ON. every day we hear how many have become a victim of side effect of drug. THE FDA FIRST AND ALL PHARMACEUTICAL STUFF BEHIND SHOULD GO WITHOUT CORT TO JALE. NO NEED ANY EVIDENCE, STOP THIS CORRUPTED PEOPLE WRITE THE LAW FOR THEMSELVES. STOP. STOP, STOP. FOOD IS A HEALER, SALMANELLA IS LIVING BACTERIA, BUT FDA/S food dead, poison in long term. leave us our food, we are adults we know and must have own responsibility for what we want to eat and chose from.

  • piotr

    I guess that better be very healthy before you will need to survive most of FDA advises…

  • http://www.realcolorwheel.com/ Don Jusko

    The FDA should be closed down completely.

  • elisabeth langeslag

    I am totally distraught. I am very dependent on only natural health supplements. Very allergic to Big Pharma’s products. And they must be behind all this…..

    This is NOT a free country. We are totally dependent on all the big conglomerates: Big Pharma, Big Foods who feed us GMO foods that get us sick in de first place, Big Health Insurances, and Big MD’s dependent on Big Pharma to pay for their MD studies. And then all those above mentioned outfits that BUY the big Washington Guys and Girls. What a corrupt country!!!

  • Joan Yakimik

    I COULD NOT FIND THE PETITION TO BE SENT TO THE FDA CONCERNING VITAMIN C AT ANH-USA.ORG.

    • Charlene Yanchak

      Please email me with petition to FDA — it would nto come up on my computer. Thanks,
      Charlene

  • Myrna Overstreet

    I could not get the link to open, but I certainly want to let the FDA know that they are completely out of line if they stop IV Vitamin C manufacture!! Our family is so much more healthy than most because we have regularly taken supplements including Vitamin C.

  • http://none c. hunter

    I have addisons disease and need to take frequent shots of intravenus B complex vitamins for the anemia associated with my illness.

    the FDA’s attack against injectable vitamins C and B will kill me

  • Marilyn Grashow

    How pathetic are you to attack vitamin C, for god’s sake—look at all the research of the Pauling Institute. You are against science and in favor of p;olitical gain–how much do pharmaceutical companies pay the FDA??? This can be the only reason for many of your actions. YOu cannot be that stupid. I have had intravenous treatments of vitamin C 3 times a year –together with some other anti oxidants and amino acids—various deteriorations of the cardiovascular system have been reversed. This means Big Pharma and the Vendors of devices for cardiac tests will make less ,money off of me. Isn’t that just tooobad!!!

  • Charlene Litwin

    We must suppori nutritonal vitamins!

  • malka esig

    please make injectable/IV Vitamin C available for those who need it.

  • Toni Francis

    Why don’t you also send our letters to the FDA and your informational article(s) to the members of the House and Senate and the appropriate committees? There are members, such as Jared Polis of Colorado, who are actively involved in promoting the public’s right to know the results of research that shows nutritional supplements/substances promote health and prevent/treat disease. He has even introducted legislation to prevent the FDA from taking adverse action against the manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements/substances. All the available evidence makes clear that the problem, when it comes to food safety, is Big Pharma and not the nutritional supplement industry, or small and organic farmers. Yet the FDA continues to protect the interest of Big Pharma, including when such actions jeopardize the health and well being of American citizens. This country is an oligarchy, not a constitutional democracy, if such actions by government agencies are allowed.

  • http://www.arthritistrust.org Perry A. Chapdelaine, Sr.

    Yea gad!
    It’s time to file Title 42 Section 1983 suits against individuals who make these decisions that arbitrarily take away rights without due process.

    Blaming an agency is a copout, useless. Go after the individuals who make the decisions.

    See http://www.arthritistrust.org/Articles_miscellaneus_Historical/LawyersTreatSymptoms.pdf

  • Sandra Leahsong

    Vitamin C is a harmless, yet potent natural remedy, that must be freely available to all people. Any policy that would limit its production, distribution and sale must be resisted. We will not tolerate Big Pharma taking this away from the people!

  • Mary Rtan

    Allow injectable vitamin C, magnesium chloride, and vitamin B-complex 100 to continue being manufactured and sold! These substances do not need to be taken through the full FDA approval process. These are not patentable substances and no one will pay billions to do that. To require a standard approval process for them is identical to banning them. A study of the results in cases where they have been used by responsible physicaians would prove their safety. Has the FDA received a rash of reports from people having negative reactions to these products. Are they being recalled after because of danger to people’s health. I have not heard any warning. Leave these products alone.

  • Timothy C. Shanahan

    Seriously, what are you guys thinking?

  • JA

    Great work on letting us know of what the FDA is up to again. Seek and destroy the right of all people who choose to take vitamins at the dose they like. Seems like big Pharma is into this one.

    Time to let our knew men and women in office in Washington just what we think about real health care.

    I hope many people who come to this site will write to the Senate and Congress on the importance of our supplements and the right to choose.

  • tom gand

    LEAVE OUR FOOD AND VITAMINS ALONE!!!!!!
    THIS IS NOT BEING DONE WITH THE INTERESTS OF AMERICANS, BUT THE INTEREST OF BIG DRUG CORPORATIONS AND WITH THE INTEREST FOR BIG MEDICINE AND THE CONTROL OF CITIZENS HEALTH AND LONGEVITY. THESE NEW ATTACKS ON OUR SOURCES OF HEALTH ARE SLAPS IN THE FACE OF THOSE WHO WISH TO TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR OWN HEALTH. ANOTHER STEP IN THE DIRECTION OF COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM…WHEN DOES IT END?

  • James Low

    The FDA is supposed to act in the best interests of the people. Instead it appears bent on radically restricting or eliminating good natural aids to better health. Why are you going after Vitamin C? Is the saying true: With a friend like you, who needs an ememy? Why not rethink what you are doing in favoring big drug and mega corporations and stop your campaign against Vitamin C and other natural remedies. A product does not have to be a drug to combat a disease.
    Thank You.

  • http://www.oramedica.com Dr. Andrea Brockman

    Having twice testified to advisory panels to the FDA regarding dental amalgam that contains mercury, I have seen the process that despite overwhelming scientific evidence that mercury escapes from fillinings and is neurotoxic to developing fetuses, the FDA has not sanctioned labeling that this substance should be contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women, children, and sensitive individuals. Efficacy trumps safety. The manufacturers, distributors, and organized dentistry have vested interests and very deep pockets (not to mention staffing appointments at FDA). The same holds true for pharmaceuticals and organized medicine.

    With IV Vitamin C which has also been used successfully for treatment in mercury exposure and toxicity, the ban is one more refusal to aknowledge non-patentable treatment that actually helps people return to health. The masses, who haven’t a clue about these treatments, don’t know enough to protest or recognize that our freedoms are slowly being taken away. Those that do know have an obligation to speak up and not think that someone else will do it for you.

    Andrea H. Brockman, BSN, DDS,
    President, OraMedica International, LLC

  • http://www.Demelza.org Demelza Costa

    WHAT!! the FDA is attacking vitamin C when this toxic crap known as GMO has been allowed to saturate the mainstream food supply!
    This is both irrational and INSANE!
    Uh….has anyone at the FDA actuall6y read your original mandate lately? Hmm…I do not recall reading anything directing or even suggesting that you use taxpayers money to act as guard dog for Monsanto. did I miss something?

  • Elaine Wilhelm

    It seems they do not want people to have anything that might help them. We should be following the EU’s lead they seem to have better health than we do and are more open to natural remedies than we are.
    No wonder we are listed at the bottom of the developed nations in health care.

  • http://Purr-FectHealth.com LMDangerous

    This organization is the biggest corrupt agency in America (next to this administration)!!
    Makes me sick to think that they are attempting to dictate what supplements or medicines we choose to provide for & heal our Families!!

  • TRUTHANDLIGHT

    Thank you friends at Alliance for Natural Health! Once again, you are “spot on”! I’ve written, and sent your link to my friends, family and colleagues. This is still “the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!”

  • Dorothea Degenhardt

    In the middle ages women were burned as witches for their knowledge in healing the sick by the powerful institution who did not want competition, after all they were selling salvation to the sick for cash. You can not sell salvation to a healthy person. Now the FDA has taken that scenario and using it on the ones who want to heal their fellow man from diseases but the evil powers can not make money of heal;thy individuals, so they persecute the helper. Distroying is as good as burning.
    Dorothea

  • Kelli Taylor

    No, you cannot go after Vitamin C because I take Vitamin C myself. I urge you to back off from

    going after Vitamin C and leave it alone please. I will do whatever I have to do to get you to back

    off from going after Vitamin C.

  • Annette

    What is the FDA doing to the American public? Why are they aggressively destroying the health of Americans? What is their true purpose?

    Why do they permit poison GMO food, formaldehyde in fertilizer, formaldehyde sprayed on fresh produce, formaldehyde in food? Why do they permit deadly pharmaceutical drugs, even after there are nation-wide class action suits due to deaths caused by such drugs? Why does the FDA approve of fluoride in tap water, in bottled water, when it is a known fact that fluoride lowers I.Q., and causes bone cancer?

    Why does the FDA insist all foods must be irradiated, pasteurized, fumigated, and filled with deadly chemicals? Why does the FDA, for approximately every six months, attempt to ban the sale of vitamins? In September 2008, why did the FDA grant a pharmaceutical company a patent for Cod Liver Oil to be sold for approximately Two-hundred forty dollars by medical prescription, when it is available at health food stores for approximately Twenty Dollars? How could the FDA grant a pharmaceutical company a patent for a natural food? How could a natural food be patented and purchased by medical prescription?

    Why does the FDA want the American masses to suffer from malnutrition, and then further deprive them of vitamins, herbs and dietary supplements?

    Why does the FDA permit Aspartame in diet drinks/foods when it is a fact that Aspartame causes brain tumors and bladder cancer? Further, why does the FDA permit Aspartame in regular food, (non-diet)? Moreover, why does the FDA permit “Air Fresheners”, which contain deadly chemicals, in public areas where exposure cannot be avoided?

    Additionally, why does the FDA permit perfumes which contain deadly chemicals? Why are perfumes and colognes banned on the Washington D.C. Senate floor? Why is the government elite protected from these deadly chemicals in perfumes and colognes? Is the government elite considered a higher form of humanity in the FDA’s opinion?

    Why does the FDA deem the American masses are unworthy for life?

    Stop the illusion of the FDA, the deception is totally transparent.

    • http://www.wildernesslightstockphotos.com Judith Howcroft

      The FDA works for corporations and is paid off just as our politicians are.Go after these people and remove them. If they want a cause they should go for the corporations that are dumping toxic waste on our heads. They are putrefying our soil and water. As Bernie Sanders said … This country is at war and he wasn’t talking about Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s time to fight back and remove these people from there positions.

    • Scott

      I’ll tell you why the FDA is doing this to us. Cause our gov’t is down sizing populations. They want us dead. The elite who run this world want the poor gone, along with the middle class. It’s sad!

      • Wendy

        I agree!!! Sad!

      • Maureen

        If this is so, who will do the work?

      • Angeline

        May sound a little far fetched to some but I totally agree with you Scott!

      • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

        They want us DEAD. How hard this for the American public to accept.

        BUT accept it we MUST. NO OTHER theory fits the thousands of pieces of evidence.

        • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

          Let us look briefly about the “antibiotic” corundum that has been allowed to develop world wide.

          Antibiotics can truly be a lifesaver BUT to remain effective they MUST be used INFREQUENTLY. This has not been done and now many bacterial pathogens have developed immunity to MANY antibiotics. All this was very easy to see DECADES ago. Why did the FDA allow it?

          75% of antibiotics used are fed to livestock. The only reason these livestock are being fed these antibiotics is because the livestock is kept in such unsanitary conditions that they develop all sorts of disease. Antibiotics also put on weight. Why does USDA not insist on sanitary and healthful conditions for our livestock?

          Your Gut Biotics are part of YOU

          “Normal people generally have some cancer cells, Candida yeast, E. coli, staphylococcus, strep, and any number of other potentially bad organisms you can think of in their tract most of the time. But they don’t get any disease. Researchers know, for example, that 50% of men over age 75 actually have prostate cancer, found on autopsy, but only 2% die from it. Why? The body encapsulated the cancer: limited and controlled its growth, walled it off. The discoverer of the HIV virus himself, Dr. Luc Montagnier, said that HIV alone cannot cause AIDS. (The Coming Plague) Depressed immune environment is also necessary. Same with Candida or most other bacteria; normally they’ll be held in check by sufficient friendly bacteria. E. coli is actually a probiotic when held in check by normal friendly flora. It’s only when the friendly probiotic bacteria get killed off that the potentially bad organisms get a chance to get a foothold and take over. The bad bugs are then called opportunists.” The Doctor Within

          “Also lactobacillus found in the colon and vagina produce hydrogen peroxide. This destroys harmful bacteria and viruses, preventing colon disease, vaginitis, bladder infections and a host of other common ailments. (Infect Dis News Aug.8,91:5). When lactobacillus in the colon or vaginal tract have been overrun with harmful viruses, yeast, or bacteria, an effective douche or enema solution can be made using 3 tablespoons of 3% H202 in 1 quart of distilled water. Keep in mind, however, that a good bacterial flora must always be re-established in theses areas to achieve lasting results.” Doctor David Williams MD

          Drug Antibiotics wipe out your intestinal flora, the good bacteria (See Probiotics Protocol) that your body uses for MANY functions, including the production of many vitamins. Killing these friendly bacteria as Drug Antibiotics do has MANY negative effects on your health. IMO do not take Drug Antibiotics UNLESS your doctor can make a good case that your life will be in jeopardy without them. First try the natural antibiotics listed below. These natural substances DO NOT kill your intestinal flora. Keeping a high level of natural antibiotics circulating in your blood stream will help protect you against any bacterium you may encounter. You MUST research this enough to realize the IMMENSE long-term harm Drug Antibiotics can cause you. When taking Drug Antibiotics you MUST also concurrently take probiotics. Take the pro-life probiotics three hours or so apart from the killer toxic drug antibiotics.

          As our economy descends into our engineered depression and human unsanitary conditions are forced on people serious bacterial disease will result in vast human death. Has this been the plan from day one?

          You tell me.

          http://healthyprotocols.com/2_antibiotic.htm

      • http://yahoo daffidil

        You are more right than you really know. I have no absolute proof , but everything I have read from
        different magazines, articles in papers, books and etc lead me to believe this. I have heard THEY
        want to get rid of two-thirds of the population so we are more easily controlled. And with the coming
        food-shortages , the elite will have sufficient food if WE are aren’t here.

    • Gary

      Simple, the FDA and big Pharma are one in the same.

      • Wendy

        I think you are right!!!

    • Wendy

      If we complain I think the FDA has joy…they are corrupt maybe…ties to big business…I think advertising good Alternative treatments lets them know what to attack next. I think we should be writing congress more than the FDA which doesn’t care. The President wants health but may also like big business… Ask Congress to help!!

    • Michael

      Why? Just follow the MONEY. It does not have to make moral and ethical sense it just has to give some underhanded corporation the monetary benefit they want to improve their bottom line profits and in turn (most important) insure the supply of bride money for Congress and its agencies.

      The United States of America is NO MORE. The Totalitarian Fascist States of America is the new mad dog power. To hell with life, to hell with liberty, to hell with freedom. Totalitarianism is simply government by and for the corporations. It is the corporation government of the united states doing the bidding of the filthy multinational capitalist corporations who mold the corporation government via the bribes they pay so that they the corporations can create favorable conditions for themselves while denying free markets that benefits civilization and humanity. For corporations, destroying your health is simply a business decision. Birth defects, cancer, disease, brain abnormalities only produce more profit, more drugs, more bad health.

      There is simply NO reason for the FDA to do what it is about to do. The reason this is being done, is that some unknown multinational corporation who stands to benefit from denying alternative low cost health care choices, wants it done. These dirty multinational terrorist corporations know it can’t compete with NATURE and hence wants to end this alternative and superior health practice. This takes away an important cost effective choice for Americans who want to avoid dangerous pharmaceuticals and outrageous medical bills.

      Move over Hitler, there is a new fascist kid on the block. The FDA is joining the “SS.” America is now the world’s latest version of the “Truman Show!”

    • http://www.americansw.blogspot.com Jean Bush

      Annette, the Illuminati, The Elites, the Powers That Be, have a hidden agenda, although those of us with eyes see it clealy. It’s de-population. They can control 500 million, but not 6 billion.

      Wake up, slave.

    • peggy

      population reduction by 85%.

    • Sarah

      You know it all, but have never set foot in that world. Thank you for your wonderful insight. Thank you for throwing out tidbits of useless information without giving the entire context for each of your arguments.

      The FDA doesn’t cause malnutrition, self-selected American diets do. (The same self-selection that will let people pick between the $250 prescription cod liver oil, the $20 bottle of pills, and the $10 filet. It hurts that I have to even waste a sentence pointing this out to you). If you want to see true malnutrition, outlaw all of the pesticides and chemicals that keep the crops from being destroyed by bugs and infections (yes, plants get sick), watch food prices skyrocket, and then we’ll see how many American mouths can’t be fed, how many people are hungry and malnourished.

      It’s all a give and take. You give some freedom to get some safety. Believe it or not America, you have to ration and compromise sometimes. We see so little of it because it gets pushed off on other countries. You think your organic foods from Costa Rica or even California don’t have some kind of adverse outcomes? The illegal farm workers that are developing skin cancer and breaking their backs to pick your chemical-free eats? Won’t they then use “our” healthcare system and drive up taxes to cover their needs? They certainly can’t afford and won’t be given health insurance. And do you really think they are compensated appropriately? Would you work that hard for those wages?

      Face it folks, you and I live a life of privilege. We sit here at out pricey computers in comfortable homes in the middle of the day and are passively involved by commenting upon the world around us. Thankfully my break from school ends soon and I can get to learning how to care for all of you overly opinionated and under-educated know-it-alls. You can bitch all you want about government regulation and how the FDA tries to screw over Americans, but you have no clue as to full scope of the issues. And sorry to burst your “the world is centered upon me” bubble, but the government and FDA are not in the business of doing what is best for just your sorry ass… it has to think about society as a whole. So tough, this isn’t all about you.

    • http://tvnewslies.org thracian

      AMEN BROTHER. BRING THEM DOWN

    • Randy

      They are doing this because the establishment wants to thin the heard out. They will only allow farmers to use seeds that are engineered from Monosanto. The seeds these plants produce are sterial and will not grow a new plant. Try planting something from the seeds from food you buy in the store. It may grow a plant, but it will not produce any fruit. It is all part of the plan to reduce the world population by starvation.

    • http://stevequayle syonia

      You’ve got that right,these people have no morals whatsoever.I dont know who they are but people are destroyed everyday from lack of knowledge.WAKE UP PEOPLE! The prophecy’s in the bible are comming true right before our eyes!

    • Angeline

      All very good questions Annette…here’s another one…Why are organic foods which are free from? pesticide and better for us so expensive? Seems like too much control if you ask me?

    • WITNESS

      As many who study natural health, nutrition and those who subscribe to various newsletters such as this, the pharmaceutical companies are a major front in the war against nutrition. That’s because it’s been known since the turn of the last century that the cause of nearly all degenerative diseases as well as the weakening of the immune system that makes one susceptible to communicable diseases are deficiencies of various key nutrients or total lack of them altogether.

      Of course this knowledge has been carefully and cleverly hidden from the public for over one hundred years now since they can’t have people learning that they can be healthy merely by taking the right nutrients and the right amounts of each. That’s why as is the case with vitamin C and many other vitamins, the RDA for most nutrients is pathetically low and barely enough to keep you alive, let alone for you to be healthy and strong.

      Since the mid 1800’s, the naturopathic doctor has ceaselessly and constantly come under attack by the MD’s and organized medical community. As the mechanized view of the body and the germ theory of disease began to become more accepted along with the belief that chemicals and drugs were the way of the future, the attacks became more frequent, bold and progressed to outright lies at times. That’s because the MD, with his surgical procedures, chemical drugs, fancy concoctions and useless medical terminology had much more potential for financial gain than did the naturopath or “country doctor”. They saw the country doctor as a threat to their growing influence and livelihood as well. In fact the medical terminology that doctors use was created precisely to make the average person feel ignorant and stupid and to keep people from ever trying to diagnose or cure themselves.

      The AMA was formed in 1847 specifically to protect the profits and practices of doctors, the MD, not the “country doctor” who they came to view as backwards and outdated. Of course they know that the methods and cures of the country doctor were far better, cheaper and safer than the drugs and surgery approach of the “medical doctor”, also known as the “Slash and Burn” method, but it was all about the profits, so if the AMA was going to represent any group they knew that the MD’s offered them the greatest chance at profits, growth and power. The AMA is a union created specifically for doctors, NOT patients, not to find cures, not to prevent disease, but to protect the profits of doctors. Just like any union, its job is to protect the jobs and income of its members. The AMA is not the wonderful, benign or righteous agency that it tries to convince the world that it is.

      From “Nutrition Secrets “They” Don’t Want You to Know About”

      Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022622.html

    • DragonB

      Truly disturbing and utterly worrying, the new FDA attack on effective, inexpensive and harmless treatment.
      People should be concerned, regarding the effects of such ban (injectable Vitamin-C).

      I find many people wondering why the Agenscy is putting down so much effort to stop people in need from getting intravenous Vit-C, while allowing all kinds of toxic substances to be sold or used, pretending not to notice how many people get sick from them, and how many deaths they result in.

      It is very simple: The reason is that the Pharma Cartell, along with the FDA – WANT IT to be that way. To us it makes no sence, but to them – oh, yeah! It makes a lot of sence.
      They have been doing this for long, simply because nobody is stopping them. Only consumers can stop this madness. But, in order to stop it – they must get organized.
      As they are now, the FDA can steal their eyeballs, and those affected will merely exhibit signs of surprize. It may last before a critical mass of angry citizens has been reached due to all the bullying, but once this happens, expect war for survival. On one side: the people, on the other: representatives of a global, tough, influential and shameless organization.

      Why not make them weaker? Just get informed and don’t buy their products. It is simple as that. Who needs them? Who would agree to pay high prices for synthetic junk that will either make you sicker or even kill you eventually? All the patients would be better off if they just skipped the poisons. There may be 10% patients who must have access to those drugs.

      Whatever you do – America, WAKE UP!! If you don’t, you may very well find yourself waking up to a real nighmare.

    • http://n/a Orrie

      Follow the Money and Mindset of eugenics. They think they will be able to avoid the havoc they are producing all over the world to eliminate the lower classes. The tiger will eventually come ’round and bite them where it hurts. They have unleashed environmental forces they are NOT able to control despite what they think. Too bad for them.
      Our part is to do what is right. Pray for those that persecute you. You’d be amazed at what happens.

    • Graham

      Why?
      Because no-one will get off their fat back sides and do anything about it, that’s why.
      We allow it to happen, so it does.

    • diana

      The US is a consumer nation. 16% of the US GDP is spent on health procedures .Americans spend more on health care than citizens of any other industrialized nation while enjoying poorer health. Deadly chemicals in foods, vaccines, drugs, fertilizers, body products all help to make Americans unhealthy. (And help to increase corporate profits.) How would America make its money if it had healthy Americans?

      Future history students will look back on these years as the era when the corrupt FDA harmed the health of American citizens to increase corporate wealth. When one looks at what the FDA approves and what it bans,and who becomes richer and who becomes poorer, there is no other explanation.

  • http://www.myrockfordchiropractor.com Dr Schalow

    Interesting article. Not really sure how writing to the FDA will alter anything. I have a bad feeling about its ability to respond to the public, knowing that they only do a numbers game.
    Best to you all!

    • J. Fremin

      Agreed. the FDA falls under Administrative law. (aka, bureaucrats) We really should be going after our own senators and representatives. However if the FDA were truly honest about quantification they would foster more research and its use, not fight it. And BTW, there is one error in the article. The NIH did in fact fund research on IVC, specifically on lymphoma cells, and found that it exhibited cancer kill. No one ever saw that in the news but Dr. Ron Hunninghake of the Riordan Clinic did put out a news release at one point.

  • http://none vicki hood

    Apparently the public is once again being thrown to big pharma. We are fast approaching anarchy. I don’t trust you, i don’t trust our government anymore. Bush did us in and Obama speaks with crooked tongue. Go to Hell.

    • jollyD

      My sister, my sister,
      Please don’t let the world make you suffer like this.
      BTW: I believe the phrase “speaks with forked tough” refers to speaking with duplicity or confusion. Indeed that seems to be the message.
      Have you ever heard the story of the old lady in a cave who spent centuries weaving a quilt?
      She left the cave to get something to eat and while she was out a black dog game in and did what dogs so and when she came back she found her efforts all dissembled.
      Did she despair? No!
      She began again and this time she discovered new, wonderful patterns and the quit was even more beautiful.

      Watch out for that Black Dog!

  • Joanne Kennedy

    The love of money is the root of all evil and the FDA, along with other organizations, is just worried that they won’t get the biggest portion of the money from the people needing treatment!! It’s ALWAYS about the almighty dollar!

    • Nancy T.

      You are right on. It’s all about the money.

    • Angeline

      Well said Joanne! Ditto!

  • http://www.gsmcweb.com John L. Wilson, Jr., M.D.

    Dear FDA Officials,
    I am quite distrubed, not to mention incredulous that your organization is contemplating eliminating access of the public and medical professionals to the use of injectable vitamin C.

    I’ve had decades of experience using this agent intravenously in many condition, and many people have attributed their continued health, not to mention their very survival on their use of IV vitamin C.

    Why do you always seem so intent on regulating and elminating therapeis that are beneficial and harmless, when you seem to allow free access to toxic and dangerous drugs with seeming disregard.

    This current move is a collassal disaster. I would encourage you to stop this madness and leave vitamin C alone.

    John L. Wilson, Jr. M.D.

    • jollyD

      Dear Doctor Wilson,
      Thank you for your concern. However we have looked at the demographic charts for the next twenty years and frankly our colleagues in the chemical/pharmaceutical industries and on the boards of our financial institutions simply will not be able to maintain profit levels and at the same time keep the aging American population healthy. In fact. we see an opportunity to increase profit margins while maintaining synergistic illness in the “boomer” population. This way we can acquire their retirement savings and reduce population pressures at the same time.

      As they say in the poor areas “Ain’t science grand!”

      Regards,
      FDA Associate Administrator for Synergistic Integration of Euthanasic Technologies.

  • LindaN

    I have filled out every action alert for years. I am starting to go into a deep deep depression every time I see a new AHN alert in my email box. We gain a small step here and there only to lose very big issues. The FDA is never going to listen to a word we say about injectable vitamin C. We know what their agenda is. Injectable now. Oral later. And they are just waiting for Codex’s finalizations to put the final nail in the coffin of available dietary supplements. I have severe MCS. If they take away my supplements neither my my holistic physician can help me. I feel that the minute we write all these letters to the FDA, it just gives them more impetus to ban whatever we know is good for us and want. It puts the substance on the radar for the FDA to push even harder to ban the substance. They have to push their drugs you see. They have to have their pharmaceutical partners made even more money off o our sickness. If we want it and know is it good, it has to be banned. By the way, their is a study by the NIH that showed that intravenous vitamin C shrank cancerous tumors by 75%. I still have the articles. This is why the FDA is banning intravenous vitamin C. They already KNOW it works and thus they cannot allow doctors to use it. After all got to push that chemo on cancer patients and push their vaccines and drugs.

    • http://www.bffbk.org Laraine Abbey

      You’ve got the story. This is a malicious agenda. Tell ANH-USA that we need a class action lawsuit against FDA with Jonathan Emord as our lawyer. He has beat FDA in Court seven times. Read his books “Global Censorship of Health Information” and “The Rise of Tyranny”

      Also see my article, THE GIFT OF VITAMIN C at: http://www.orthomolecular.org/library/jom/2003/pdf/2003-v18n0304-p187.pdf

      Spread the word on the lawsuit idea. Petitions and letters will not fix this. We need to get off our knees.

      • Niki

        I agree with the lawsuit idea. It is time to FIGHT BACK! We have been on our knees, begging, for far too long!

      • diana

        Yes. You are right. We need a class action lawsuit against the FDA.

        We need legislation which will prevent past directors/employees of drug companies from working for the FDA.

        We need legislation preventing any FDA employee or his/her relatives from receiving any benefits or dividends from, or from investing in, any corporation regulated by the FDA, for a period of 5 or more year prior to working for the FDA or after leaving employment from the FDA.

        And we need a new bill of rights for Americans protecting our freedom of choice and freedom from interference by the government in using health foods and supplements.

      • Kim

        that’s EXACTLY what we need to do, First, remove the Federal Death Administration completely, and then file a lawsuit for murder, attempted murder, liable, bribery, extortion, slander, wrongful death, and whatever else we can add, (too many to list here) …

        we should know by now that our petitions, letters, phone calls or e-mails do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, except make them chuckle maybe, they have proven that they care nothing about what Amerikans think.

        we definitely need to get off our knees

        • Kim

          how long is this going to take?

  • Beverly Holingsworth

    THEY ARE ALSO GOING AFTER VIT B AND MAGNESIUM SHOTS.
    In Europe and many other countries around the world a shot of magnesium is given to anyone having a heart attack. It is their first course of action to prevent the heart attack and effects from it. Also it stops …heart fibrilations, magnesium!
    STOP!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FDA!!!!!!!!
    FDA…. BACK AWAY FROM OUR VITAMINS!

    • light worker

      CODEX IS IN EFFECT IN EUROPE!! we get to see what that will do to us!! BY TAINTING OUR FOOD AND TAKING AWAY THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT PROVIDE NUTRITION FOR OUR BODIES, WE WILL BE EXACTLY WHAT THE BIGS WANT.. SICK, USING ALL THE PHARMACEUTICALS AND CANCER INDUSTRY’S LATEST, BEFORE WE DIE, BUT NOT BEFORE GIVING UP ALL THE MONEY WE HAVE WORKED OUR LIVES FOR…

  • Ghouse

    I could not find how to take action on the Vitamin C issue with the FDA.

  • Nanc

    Once They(GOV Our Idots in congress) passed the Quote “FOOD SAFETY BILL” they FDA will try to take every supplement away from all of us BIG BROTHER thinking they can solve the problems of the world by doing this and giving BIG PHARMA all that it wants is to give their ill conceived “medicine” to all whether we need it or not.

  • Joan LeBlanc

    If the FDA ever gets hold ov vitamin C or other vitamins and goes through the testing and patenting system, the same thing will happen that happened to quinine. When I started getting leg cramps in 1992 the doctor recommended quinine. I then bought it over the counter for $5.95 for 100 tablets. A while later it “had” to be only by prescription for about $30 for a month supply. Then it went to study and patent, and is now $5 per tablet and only allowed to be sold by one company in the US. I get it for $41 per 100 tablets in Canada.

  • LindaN

    P.S. In your action alert you mention all the ways that Vitamin C is helpful for conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and infectious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, mononucleosis, and flu. This is precisely why the FDA is banning it! If a vitamin can help with any disease or condition, current interpretation by the FDA is that vitamin, herb, supplement or Food is “magically” turned into a drug and must go through an approval process by them, which of course they would not approve anyway. I will have to think on this, but for the first time ever, I am reluctant to sign an ANH alert. The FDA will NOT listen to us. They do not care!

    • diana

      Maybe its time to begin public demonstrations . . . the FDA is violating our civil rights.

  • Jacquie Schmall

    Vitamin C is as essential to our lives as Oxygen. When our immune system is compromised, it can really help to assist our bodies to heal from whatever is the challenge. To take away an opportunity by removing Vitamin C is absurd. The FDA might just as well bill the taxpayers directly, so they will be able to pay the increase for better health care.

    How many members of the FDA have studied Nutrition, Biochemistry, Physiology, and yes, even alternative products nature provided long before there was anything like a pharmaceutical corporation.

  • Georgine Thorgrimsen

    The Gov. should clean all the cobwebs and vomit out of their own closets and Quit sleeping with Pharmacy companies and stop attacking Vitamin companies. Thru the use of meditation and vitamins and herbs…I was able to cure myself of Childhood sleeping sickness. The medical people first saved my life….but could not help with the rest.

  • Carol Mondragon

    I am shocked to learn that your Agency’s notification sent to small pharmacies on December 28, 2010, that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C.

    Intravenous vitamin C is being used in burn units around the world, including in the US, and has been adopted by the military for this purpose. There have been numerous studies showing the efficacy of intravenous vitamin C against some chronic complex diseases, viruses, and cancers, and can be used for bacterial infections such as staph, strep, and skin infections–including drug-resistant bacteria.

    The government acknowledges the risk of a worldwide flu pandemic It acknowledges that conventional drugs cannot cure big viruses–like the mononucleosis and hepatitis viruses, many influenza viruses, and many others. It acknowledges that many bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics and are killing increasing thousands. It acknowledges the risk of a worldwide drug-resistant TB pandemic.

    So why would the FDA attack one of the best potential treatments available, especially considering that vitamin C is one of the least toxic components of our food supply, and liquid forms of it have been used safely for decades? Your letter invited these companies to file a New Drug Application or apply for an Investigational New Drug to continue to manufacturing IV vitamin C. But as you well know, the cost to take a substance through the NDA process can cost millions, even billions, of dollars. And because vitamin C is a natural substance, it cannot be patented, so there is no way for a small company to recoup its investment in the NDA process.

    The National Institutes of Health refuses to fund any studies using intravenous C in patients. There are privately funded studies currently underway, but of course these cannot continue if the FDA bans the substance.

    I understand the FDA is also planning to ban the sale and manufacture of injectable magnesium chloride and injectable vitamin B-complex 100 as well. These two substances are routinely added to intravenous C to make the “Myers Cocktail,” used especially for conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and infectious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, mononucleosis, and flu–despite the fact that such injections are being given safely under the care of a qualified physician.

    To require the standard approval process for such natural substances is identical to banning them, as your Agency knows full well. Please reverse your decision and allow the manufacture and sale of injectable vitamin C, magnesium chloride, and vitamin B-complex 100. Your mission to protect the public health should begin with allowing such natural, effective, and safe substances to be manufactured and sold.

    • Wendy

      I think they are blind. They may also need these treatments some day and war people…maybe they don’t care or don’t realize it. War may also be population control. A famous rat experiment…when they got to over population the rats all died.

  • Georgine Thorgrimsen

    I stand my by my reply. I am 78 years old and feeling good.

    • Justin

      Until they hit you with the death flu…just keep believing in this system bub. The system is a fraud…the system is a graveyard!!!

  • Anne K. Baron

    Terrible, they’re taking away the natural and wanting us to use the synthetics.

  • http://womenswelnessinst.com Zidi Berger

    Vitamin C has been used for years as an inmune system modulator, to prevent viral infections such as the common flu or help treat long term infections such as TB, chronic bronchitis and multiple infectious conditions. There have been very rare cases of kidney stones in predisposed individuals. I’m not aware of any reported deaths due to the use of Vitamin C. Removing Vitamin C from the market seems an overreaction against the use of nutrients in preventive medicine practices, when the available regulatory resources could be made available to prevent deaths and serious complications occuring from the used of approved drugs.

    • Lori

      If you don’t know why?

      This legislation is surrounding the Codex Alimentarius which just passed. Look it up.

      The Georgia Guidstones, call for elimination of 90% of the worlds population.

      As they introduced manufactured disease bio-weapons into the population then they can “cull”, the
      population.

      The Globalists have planned this for years.

      I have to be real here and advise that the Mark of the Beast is coming with rfid chipping of the population.

      You may ask who is in control, well it is Satan and this situation is only going to get worse.

      I suggest coming out of the world and turning to the only sanctuary, Jesus Christ. It is our only way out.

      • Wendy

        I agree!!! Pray hard in the positive way that vitamins/good oils etc. attacks will end! God is real! Maybe the FDA is even reading this site and getting more ideas on how to hurt us. Ask Jesus to help. Write to congress. Will the tea party help?

      • Anita

        Lori,

        I agree with you on what is happening; the only way through this is by putting our trust in God—and in His Son, Jesus Christ.
        Many of us are weak and sick, including myself with a gluten and multi-food allergy. My daughter gets B-12 shots for her severe anemia.

        Jesus loves us, and is our ONLY way through these horrible times.

        I too have over the years written many letters to my various Canadian Prime Minister(s) and Government Officials, to no avail—the Beast will have his hour in this battle, but the Lord will prevail, and has already WON the WAR.

        Right now, in Canada, we have a Christian Prime Minister, and I thank God for Stephen Harper being at the helm in this time of global upheaval in every area—-economic, social, political; however, NO MAN or woman can save us, only the Lord Jesus Christ.
        Jesus Himself declared: “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. THERE IS NO WAY TO THE FATHER (GOD) EXCEPT MY ME.”

        My advice: Read, or listen to, the Bible and pray for each other.
        FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PEOPLE GET READY, JESUS IS COMING.
        God bless all of you.

  • Marilyn

    FDA has gone too far. Whoever dreamed up this nonsense about Injectable Vitamin C? If it helps to keep patients alive and helps to heal, then it should be used. If it is killing patients, that would be a different matter. We who take supplements to have healthier more productive lives know the benefits. Bone loss of the elderly is a good reason to take oral Vitamin C and D. Vitamins work with each other to help the human system. We sure as heck aren’t getting all the nutrients from the food on the store shelves and the produce that sits in the store has lost it’s nutritional value by the time it left Cuba or California or wherever. Calcium is a mineral that most good doctors will tell their elderly patients to consume. To prevent osteoporosis, Calcium is vital. I stray from the subject > Injectable Vitamin C has a great potential to assist any cancer patient, those going through the rigors of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy wipes out the immune system and leaves patients wilh little or nothing to fight with. Injectable Vitamin C can improve the immune system as well as a number of other injectable vitamins and minerals. Cancer patients going through chemotherapy lose their appetites. As my deceased husband said, “All food smells and tastes like horse manure.” My husband did not believe in Vitamins and Minerals as I do. And, his oncologist never suggested the use of Vitamins and Minerals…so, my husband died without ever giving supplements or injections a trial. We, those who support this cause to put a stop to FDA’s nonsense, should write to FDA. I am a chelated vitamin and a mineral believer; it is quality of life that matters!

    • Wendy

      Time release Vit C 2000 mg 3X a day (spread out) made my precancer on my arm shrink…but it can’t be stopped fast…needs to be weened off slowly if stopped. I think most cancer is due to being Celiac…dairy/gluten/sugar/soy hurts them. Gluten wrecks the intestines so they don’t absorb nutrients…then cells are not made right or work right. Chemo/radiation wrecks the intestines more. If they didn’t do the chemo/radiation, but did Celiac help…Celiac diet (no dairy/gluten/sugar/soy) and took LDN which helps to block Celiac, vitamins/good oils, Vit D3, dairy free acidophilus, Vit B12 shot, HCl and enzymes with meals….are take things like Esiak, rhodiola, coenzyme Q10 and more…..I think they may heal and be ok.

    • Wendy

      What could Oprah do to help???? People give big money for research to help cancer and more…when the things that work are being banned and they have no idea.

  • Katharine Kramer

    I had read a book years ago called Curing the Incurable written by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, that had over 1,2000 scientific references. I was so impressed with the effectiveness of IV Vit C with so many contageous diseases, with especially rapid curing of polio, that I gave a copy of the book to my Dr who does integrative medicine and requested that If I ever had a severe infectious disease would he give me IV Vitamin C! He didn’t think that he was set up to do that but I know some Drs will. When I was visiting in CA, I had a very bad bronchitis cough & went to a recommended nutritionist who then had me see the Dr on her staff who gave me some sort of vitamin cocktail IV. I know that I was quite a bit better the next day. So I am pretty passionate about preserving our rights to receiving IV vitamin therapy when we need it!!!

    • ba

      The hardest part is needle insertion. A little bit of sanitary handling of powder sodium ascorbate, sterilie water, you’re ready to roll.

      If your doctor “can’t” it means he just won’t or is hopelessly incompetent. Get another doctor, stooges will cost you time, lots of money and perhaps your life.

  • Katharine Kramer

    I had read a book years ago called Curing the Incurable written by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, that had over 1,2000 scientific references. I was so impressed with the effectiveness of IV Vit C with so many contageous diseases, with especially rapid curing of polio, that I gave a copy of the book to my Dr who does integrative medicine and requested that If I ever had a severe infectious disease would he give me IV Vitamin C! He didn’t think that he was set up to do that but I know some Drs will.

  • http://idahoruminations.blogspot.com Ronald Matthews

    I also sent the info to my senators, asking them to investigate. It won’t do much good if they only hear it from a few hundred lower class people. It would only work if other Republican senators wanted it.

  • Shari

    It is ridiculous to ban a natural, non-toxic and very effective vitamin -Vitamin C to be used as an injectable. This is perfectly safe. I have had many numerous Vitamin C IVs in the course of treating an illness.

    The FDA approves toxic drugs that kill people but try to ban things that are natural that will actually cure people.

    • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

      “The FDA approves toxic drugs that kill people but try to ban things that are natural that will actually cure people.”

      This should tell us all about the FDA and their HHS masters we need to know.

  • patricia harriss

    This is another example of big pharma using the government to get rid of it’s competition. They want total control. Scary!

    • Wendy

      I agree!! Is America a democracy or corrupt?

      • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

        The former USA is now the USSA. Just as in the USSR the USSA will have detention camps for “enemies of t he state”. This time around they are called “Homeland Terrorists”.

  • janice combs

    please stop messing with our vitamins and herbs–they do work. (and without side effects)

  • M Gray

    I was unable to personalize or to sign the email to the FDA concerning vitamin c. What is the problem? Thanks for your effort to preserve our freedoms.

  • http://nutrition.bioenergeticspectrum.com Bioenergetic Randolph

    Grinding up vitamin C and injecting it sounds very weird, but at least I never heard about anyone dying from it.

    • ReadBeforeDoing

      Randolph,

      Vitamin C comes in many forms. Do not grind up Vitamin C tablets or pills and inject them.

      The correct form of IV (intravenous) Vitamin C is Sodium Ascorbate.
      It should be administered by trained medical professionals.
      It is very safe and very effective.

      There are many excellent books available to learn all about it.

  • Renee Royal

    Can you please provide a reference for the actions you the FDA is taking against the use of intravenous vitamin C?
    Thanks so much,
    Renee Royal

  • Mrs. V Wilson

    This is one more stake in the hearts of the people that this administration and President have started the socialist take over of this country. I lived in the UK for 8 years and it’s not as bad as this country is becoming. You can get any supplement you want, and that includes IV’s of C and B. The UK is overturning their national healthcare and giving back more rights to the patients and doctors. We are destroying our healthcare here and it will only get worse. Blame the people in DC for thinking they know what’s best for you, the people. We need to fight back and fight hard, or we will lose everything we ever had and that starts with our freedom! Yes, this is political because that is where it started. Obama made a deal with Big Pharma when he signed Obamacare into law. I’ve read a lot of the healthcare bill and this is just the beginning. Good luck, America!

    • Wendy

      Pray Obama care will called unconstitional. I need much Alternative medicine to stay alive…which I pay for with my own money. I don’t want Conventional medicine ….treatments that don’t help me, they don’t offer what I need… and….they did not lower the prices Conventional medicine charges.

    • LindaN

      Excuse me, but how do you suggest we fight back? We write letters and send faxes and try to vote for representatives that we think will change things only to find out they are part of the same old-boy network. I will never participate in violence or anything like that so letters is it for me. As for the UK, right now they are facing the EU directive being put into place by April 2011, so so much for the freedom it had. Yes the ANH-Europe is filing a law suit but frankly I have little hope. Maybe the ANH-US should file a law suit against the FDA for this action, but frankly they have not got a leg to stand on. The courts will only rubber stamp the FDA’s view that any substance that treats a disease is to be considered a drug, and has to go through the approval process. The NIH should have never published the results of its study showing that IV vitamin C shrank cancer tumors by 75%. This was all the FDA needed to ban injectable and IV vitamin C. The way the law is interpreted by the FDA it is a win win situation for the drug companies and a lose lose situation for the Supplement companies and the American people. If a company has the money to do the studies to show that Vitamin C can shrink cancer tumors, (or fight flu or TB etc.), it cannot patent the substance unless the studies were done on an altered Vitamin C molecule like prescription Fish oil is) and no one can claim the unaltered substance (which would be a vitamin) can treat disease anyway. We in the natural health community make a grave error every time we want the powers to be to recognize that a vitamin or mineral has potential to help with disease. We essentially shoot ourselves when we do this because than the FDA is going to go after that substance with vengeance and it will be lost to us. We fought for DSHEA, but DSHEA had many provisions in it that allow for the FDA to do exactly what it is doing, even though the FDA is giving its own corrupt interpretation of the provisions. Johnathon Emord warned us then, and he was right. And now Obama has made deals with the drug companies in the health care bill. The oversight committee will have final say on what treatments will be allowed, with no appeal process. A dictatorship essentially.

    • Valeria Calabria

      This started LONG before Obama! Watch a documentary called The Cancer Report on YouTube! We the people must FIGHT or soon Big Pharma’s poisons will be all that is left to us!

  • THOMAS S. PIERSON

    LETS CLOSE DOWN THE FDA NOW

    • peggy

      that is the only solution.

  • Dr. James Ellison

    Injected Vitamin C mimics nature’s use of Vitamin C. As is well known, every mammal except man, some higher antrhopoids, and guinea pigs produce their own Vitamin C, typically in quantities of a 1/2 gram per pound per day, and inject it into the blood stream. This constand high-dose IV Vitamin C is a major reason why man is so much more susceptible to cancer, heart trouble, strokes, and infections of all kind.

    Denying us access to this enormously powerful, natural miracle remedy for a host of costly, dangerous degenerative illness will condemn untold numbers of people to a miserable life or a miserable death.

    • light worker

      THAT IS THE WHOLE IDEA… SAD BUT TRUE.

      THEY WILL GO AFTER ORANGES NEXT .

      SHUT THEM DOWN!!!!
      EVERYTHING THAT REALLY CAUSES A PROBLEM IS WHAT THEY PROTECT BECAUSE IT IS WHAT PAYS THEM.. FACTORY FARMING……. GMO…… HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP…. FARM RAISED FISH… FLU SHOTS…….VACCINATIONS…. (HOW MANY ARE YOUR BABIES GETTING COMPARED TO YOU)

  • George M

    One of the posters offered what may be a best-chance suggestion that we contact our Senate and House members with a request for investigation of the FDA’s action in this case. Perhaps the ANH staffers can craft a cover letter that we can then customize as we deem appropriate and then send to our respective congressfolks? I empathize with so many of the other posters that banning the injectable form of this ever-helpful nutrient is beyond an outrage; I’m certain so many of us have benefited enormously with from this therapy. It seems one of the few avenues of recourse we have is to appeal to the congress (in both chambers) to investigate, and it will have to be in sufficiently high numbers as to get the congress’ attention. How about a YouTube video developed by well-known Complementary docs elucidating the effectiveness of the treatment, the impressive safety profile, and the fact that the government agency charged with protecting our health has just done the opposite? How about leveraging social media to encourage those who seek treatment from Complementary and Alternative M.D.s, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, etc. to write to their House and Senate representatives?

  • sd7

    Stop worrying, this is the energy that divides instead of unite. This cannot go on forever, stay positive, love yourself and your community, connect with your source and BELIEVE, the rest will take care of itself. We cannot change this by using the same dark/negative energy that created it. This is the time to UNIFY not seperate. LOVE is the ONLY answer.

    • kuastar

      sd7: I wish I knew what you are talking about. It sounds great, but what do you actually DO? Ignore the situation and go about spouting “It’s all good!!”?? How is my wanting to promote life “the same dark/negative energy” as those who want to promote death? The naive ones will be gone first.

    • velcromom

      Kittens and rainbows aren’t getting us out of this one. The gov’t has made an agreement to bring the US into compliance with Codex Alimentarius. This is just the tip of the iceberg, unfortunately.

  • http://liamscheff Liam Scheff

    I urge all health conscious citizens of the US, and of the World, who value informed consent and freedom of choice in determining health decisions, to write the FDA, and to do more than that – to call a lawyer and prepare to submit a lawsuit, or a series of lawsuits, and class action suits, against the corrupt and criminal FDA, which acts as a shill, a bagman, and a mafia enforcer for the pharmaceutical companies which are destroying the health of all Americans.

  • It’s no longer about Money

    they are trying to kill you obviously. What will it take for people to understand that you are under a direct attack buy our government? The FDA is committing mass murder with this action. We have been warned. Now we will be killed unless we really know how to defend ourselves against the evils of this world. No violent revolution will help. They want us to retaliate with violence. Lets Come from our hearts and our heads to fight this extreme evil force. Really understand how to defeat it. We are the ones that can defend ourselves with love and pure knowledge. They are killing us and we must defend ourselves appropriately. NOW.

    • geena

      Yes, I also have come to the conclusion that the government is actively working against the wishes of the American people. In fact, there is really no government left, as it has been bought by corporations and bankers. Corporations and bankers only care about making profits. Since your Congressmen and Senators are bought and paid for, writing to them seems useless. We could try lawsuits, but even the courts are questionable these days. I really don’t know what to do. I feel like we are headed toward fascism in this country.

    • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

      Like you say it is obvious the object of all this madness and TOTAL irrationality is to kill us.

  • glennb

    The Federal Death Agency Strikes Again!

    I am so sick of their BS. Since they are appointed rather than elected it might do more good to write congressional members directly expressing your outrage. Organized marching and demonstrating would be good too as well as writing local media.

    They are trying to kill us off, that is becoming increasingly obvious and is the only context in which their actions make any sense. Ban or privitize vitamins, go after natural therapies but allow aspartame, GM foods, fluoride in water….and turn a blind eye to the number 4 cause of death in the US every year….Pharmaceutical medications!

    Really, they should be abolished. It is getting to the point that the public would be better off without them.

    I suggest contacting your congressional representatives about this directly through their websites as well as what ever agency provides funding for the FDA.

    • john w.

      Your congressional representatives doesn’t give a flying crap about your opinion!

  • Dan

    It is time to wake up to the fact that TPTB wants you dead.

    • UConn Kid

      What does “T P T B” stand for??

  • Ginny BErry

    The FDA is selling the American citizens out for thirty pieces of silver. Unfortunately there will be no guilt for them. I think it time for the demise of the FDA.

  • Beryl

    This is such nonsense. The FDA wants injectable vitamins to go through the registration process. This is because injectables are special – the level of purity that is needed in something that goes straight into a vein is exceptional. It must be manufactured in a completely sterile environment, there are all kinds of regulations regarding air flow and particulate matter etc. I am shocked that it is not already on the drug list – I am sure in SA it is.

    But anyway, the article moves from
    It must be registered>>>>>>>it can’t be manufactured by small companies (it could if they followed the rules)>>>>>>>the FDA is trying to keep inj vit c away from the public (in this case, they are trying to keep the public from dying, imho).

    I know that sometimes things they do don’t make sense other than putting power and money into the hands of big pharma. But this I understand, from working at Adcock and knowing the big hooha around sterile manufacturing…

    • Jess

      Your argument would be logical if almost every other action the FDA takes wasn’t so obviously corrupt. The “purity” of vitamin injections should be one of the last things that the FDA is focused on, considering the dangerous synthetic drugs they “approve” pharma to pump into our bodies only to later recall their decision after serious adverse reactions and side effects have taken their toll. Have there been any deaths or problems with the vitamin injections as they are currently manufactured or administered, that would justify the FDA taking action? I personally cannot find anything (other than agree with the conspiracy theorists) that would lead the FDA to make vitamin injections a priority.

      Yes, there should be integrity with anything used as a drug. But the FDA has not proven themselves capable or worthy of making that determination for me. I should have the right to care/treat for my body in whatever manner I choose.

    • TRUTHANDLIGHT

      You don’t know what you are talking about. Do research on the few reputable manufacturers that are- were- manufacturing IV Vitamin C, through stringent pharmaceutical manufacturing procedures, inspected and approved by pharmacy boards, FDA, and ISO 9000. Alliance for Natural Health states it correctly – the costs to go through the drug approval process – which, by the way, fund 65% of the FDA’s budget! – those funds are so steep – millions per drug – years for approval before getting to the market, the doctor, the patient…and it cannot be patented. Who would make a business decision to fund that so everyone else can ride along for free? Meanwhile, patients suffer and die that would have benefited if this nonsense wasn’t happening.

    • kg

      The FDA should do better research. One of the companies that manufactured Vitamin C did extensive testing, quality control etc. If you were to take a tour of this particular facility you would be amazed. “nough said. Here’s to having injectable vitamin C available again in no time.

    • ba

      “injectables are special – the level of purity ” Poppycock, people have been doing IV C starting from straight USP sodium ascobate powder since the 1940-1950s. Concentrated sodium ascorbate solution is bactericidal – “self correcting” more than most fluids. Read Robert Cathcart, Thomas Levy and Erwin Stone on vitamin C handling.

      Of course you want a quality product, but “parenteral” IV quality standards are often excessive to prevent price competition. Especially with USP vitamin C.

    • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

      IV vitamin C has been used for at least sixty years with almost TOTAL safety. Compare that to chemo which kills in even the purest of forms.

      The problem the FDA and ALL of Industrial Medicine has with IV vitamin C is that it is safe, effective, often unbelievably effective, able to treat a vast panoply of disease, CHEAP and NOT an Industrial Medical drug the same problem they have with any NATURAL remedy that is safe, effective, often unbelievably effective, able to treat a vast panoply of disease, CHEAP and NOT an Industrial Medical drug.

      The FDA not only wants you dead they want you to be broke FIRST then die. Just as Industrial Medical treatment often accomplishes

  • http://www.smashcancer.com Smash Cancer

    This is just another instance of the government being in bed with Big Pharma. It isn’t about the efficacy of Vitamin C (or any other non-patentable, natural treatment) in treating disease. It’s all about the protecting the profits of Big Pharma and all of the others that get paid by Big Pharma profits. They don’t call it the ‘Medical Mafia’ for nothing. The FDA is all about smashing any competition to pharmaceutical drugs. That’s why poisonous drugs are given carte blanche by them, but natural things like Vitamin C, Vitamin B, magnesium chloride, and others are all under severe attack. You would think that the vitamins and minerals are killing people wholesale, but even aspirin kills over 200 people per year in the US. I don’t think there is a documented case of anyone being killed by vitamins over a 20-30 year period, while during that same period, literally millions of people have been killed by pharmaceutical drugs. Follow the money, power and status, and you’ll see what the real priorities of Big Pharma and the Medical Establishment truly are.

    • Sarah

      Nice rhetoric. Are you a politician?

      You know people have also been killed by water. Drinking it. Should we outlaw that too? Oh, you mean they only die if they consume it in extreme excess? Maybe that’s what the FDA is trying to prevent here… people consuming vitamins in extreme excess. And shooting up with impure concoctions of injectable solutions. Do your homework and realize that the FDA isn’t attacking vitamins, it’s trying to regulate the quality of the products being produced and sold. They’re not preventing you from trying to kill yourself with a vitamin OD, as you have already pointed out is your right as an American. They’re just trying to make sure that if you succeed it will actually be due to the high amount of Vitamin C and not because of another contaminant or chemical unknowingly in the mix.

      • http://www.anh-usa.org ANH-USA

        Hi Sarah, please see our update here which clarifies this issue: http://www.anh-usa.org/an-important-update-on-iv-vitamin-c/ Although the FDA letter included references to cGMP issues that McGuff needed to resolve, the letter also noted the FDA’s belief that Vitamin C (sold by anyone) is an “unapproved new drug”.

        • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

          Yep that is the new paradigm; ANYTHING used to treat a disease is a “drug”. A mudbath used to clear up a skin condition is a drug and must be “regulated” by the PROVEN CORRUPT FDA.

          The FDA left Vioxx on the market for THREE YEARS after they KNEW Vioxx would kill about two or three times as many as those on a placebo. This resulted in at least 66,000 dead and perhaps 200,000 seriously injured often for life.

          The FDA wants the ability to “regulate” natural remedies to pull them off the market. The FDA has PROVEN they care little about our lives.

  • Lori

    If you don’t know why?

    This legislation is surrounding the Codex Alimentarius which just passed. Look it up.

    The Georgia Guidstones, call for elimination of 90% of the worlds population.

    As they introduced manufactured disease bio-weapons into the population then they can “cull”, the
    population.

    The Globalists have planned this for years.

    I have to be real here and advise that the Mark of the Beast is coming with rfid chipping of the population.

    You may ask who is in control, well it is Satan and this situation is only going to get worse.

    I suggest coming out of the world and turning to the only sanctuary, Jesus Christ. It is our only way out.

  • Irena Franchi

    I want to be free to use vitamin C.

  • http://[email protected] Lisa

    There are a lot of useless agencies in the US, and the FDA certainly tops them all.

  • Claude

    The FDA in adopting such suppressive measures against beneficial treatments whilst protecting a pharmaceutical industry whose products actually kill/maim directly or indirectly thousands of people each year is putting at risk not only the future health of Amerricans but of the entire planetary population because of the failure to reign in the pharmaceutical companies endangers the health of populations in each of the countries those pharmaceutical companies do business in.
    This responsibility should be paramount in the minds of the FDA members and not their pockets. I am disgusted with the on going irresponsibility of the FDA in not policing honestly the products and consequences of the drugs produced by the pharmaceutical companies.
    I draw your attention to the utter failure to withdraw from the market, Prozac and SSRIs in any form, Paxil, Zyprexa, along with the classes of antidepressants and anti-psychotics all of which have done a lot of damage to patients and the residue has done damage to our waterways and the fish living there.
    Wake up to the future consequences guys.

    • Sarah

      Claude, you have such great insight. What was your personal experience while working for/with the FDA?

      Oh… none you say? Shocking. Armchair commentator.

  • Fernando D. Craff

    It is time to stop these corrupt politicians, the FDA and their gestapo practice. We need a revolution in this country, people are too brain washed by what they see on TV which is controlled by big companies and big pharmaceutical companies. They are taking our freedom to choose what is best for us, and how we want to cure ourselves. If women have a right to choose, so we should have the same right to choose any treatment we want, without interference by the government. We are becoming a country of sheep, and it is time we wake up and do something about it before they takes us to the grave with no other alternatives. We need to clean up the corruption and ban all the lobbyists from congress. These bastards are too money hungry and greedy, they will sell themselves for a few dollars, forgetting that they work for us.” LET’S FIRE THEM ALL”, WE HAVE THE POWER TO DO IT. JOINT THE GOOOH (get out of our house) MOVEMENT, AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET WHEN IT IS TIME TO VOTE, MOST PEOPLE HAVE A SHORT MEMORY AND CARE MORE ABOUT FOOTBALL OR BASEBALL THAN IMPORTANT ISSUES THAT REALLY AFFECT ALL OF US.

    • Valeria Calabria

      Totally agreed! People must wake up and really PROTEST this!

  • Dale

    To All Concerned:

    Perhaps these FDA political prostitutes should look at the work of Linus Pauling. Shame on them all!

    Dale Anderson

    • kathleen

      if you know any history of Linus, the US government ran him out of the country . . . .
      they know of his work, much like the other medical doctors and therapists who are no longer in this country, gone to save their own freedom.

  • rita

    i am pretty certain those running the fda think it means they must turn food into drugs, rather than drugs into food. or is that food as drugs, either way poisoning us and preventing us from proper nutrition goes hand in hand with the ptb/elite agenda. any not aware of this agenda had better wake up and pay attention! it isn’t just the food folks!

  • c

    I want to know if everyone who objects to this new law and thieir actions, can sue them. Why not start a large law suit?
    Is that possible?

    I honestly believe that the medical community is killing us. Not saving us.

    Lets sue. Lets sue doctor oz, the medical shows on tv, and the ignorant people who watch them.

  • c

    I am honestly afraid of the FDA, the government and the doctors.

    Nothing we do is going to be enough. People are too ignorant.

    I knew when Oprah started pushing her doctors on everyone, that she would be a part of this. She is ignorant.

    • http://healthyprotocols.com Lou

      “I am honestly afraid of the FDA, the government and the doctors.”

      Bingo!

      I avoid Industrial Medicine as if my life depended on it, as it does.

      All the “screening tests” are to draw you into the web of toxic drugs. Please NEVER be screened for HIV.

      http://healthyprotocols.com/2_aids.htm

  • Karen

    The FDA is trying to run our lives-they have been trying for a long time. This is rediculous !

  • geena

    One other thing. It is not just the FDA. We have to remember that doctors are a part of this game. If doctors united and stood up to the FDA, things would change overnight.

    Monsanto could not survive without employees. Big pharma could not survive without employees. The FDA could not survive without willing employees. As long as there are people willing to profit from the misfortunes of others, nothing will change. We can only make these employees (sell-outs) objects of ridicule and shame.

  • http://furnarihealth Corinne Furnari PA CCN

    As I understand, this action is not about vitamin C. It’s about McGuff not complying with safe pharmaceutical practices. I’m attaching the link to the the FDA letter to McGuff. I spoke with 2 other compounding pharmacies and at this time there is no real industry problem with vitamin C.

    http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm238251.htm

    It’s important to get all the facts.

  • Justin

    The Conquering Lion of Judah will break their bands of sunder…Satan is dead and so is his army…go deeper and find what you can to survive…Jah will provide!!

  • MS

    Please support compounding pharmacies! They are finding their way around this issue, since it only applies to so-called grandfathered commercial pharmaceuticals, including injectable Vit C.
    UNITED WE STAND!!

  • Judy Ritsema

    Lets start getting people in the FDA to reform it. Lets get in there and protect the freedoms. Lets get in there and see why all the corruption. Lets take it over. Lets not let them take us over. It’s like an infection. Oh, I know, lets inject some vitamin C and clear it up!
    I am seriously going to see what the requirements are for working for the FDA. If it means taking more courses at college, that is what I am preparing to do. I don’t believe we can do this from the outside, in. I believe we need to get “in” there and start cleaning it up and out.
    Get rid of the manipulators and bring in the motivators of healthy living. Get rid of the greed and bring in the good for all! After all, we the people, started this country and what it stands for. We the people can make a difference. We just need to start!

  • Nancy Annunciato

    VERY IMPORTANT NEWS. The manufacturers of the most prevalent sweetener in the world have a secret, and it`s not a sweet one. Aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in thousands of products worldwide, has been found to be created using genetically modified (GM) bacteria. What`s even more shocking is how long this information has been known. A 1999 article by The Independent was the first to expose the abominable process in which aspartame was created. Ironically, the discovery was made around the same time as rich leaders around the globe met at the G8 Summit to discuss the safety of GM foods.

    The 1999 investigation found that Monsanto, the largest biotech corporation in the world, often used GM bacteria to produce aspartame in their US production plants. The end result is a fusion between two of the largest health hazards to ever hit the food industry — artificial sweeteners and an array of genetically altered organisms. Both have led to large-scale debate, with aspartame being the subject of multiple congressional hearings and scientific criticism. Scientists and health advocates are not the only ones to speak out against aspartame, however. The FDA received a flurry of complaints from consumers using NutraSweet, a product containing aspartame. Since 1992, the FDA has stopped documenting reports on the subject.

    The process in which aspartame is created involves combining an amino acid known as phenylalanine with aspartic acid. First synthesized in 1965, aspartame requires bacteria for the sole purpose of producing phenylalanine. Monsanto discovered that through genetically altering this bacteria, phenylalanine could be created much more quickly. In the report by The Independent, Monsanto openly admitted that their mutated bacteria is a staple in the creation process of aspartame.

    “We have two strains of bacteria – one is traditionally modified and one is genetically modified,” said the source from Monsanto. “It’s got a modified enzyme. It has one amino acid different.”

    Multiple studies have been conducted regarding genetic manipulation, with many grim conclusions. One study found that the more GM corn was fed to mice, the fewer babies they had. Another study, published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, found that the organs that typically respond to chemical food poisoning were the first to encounter problems after subjects consumed GM foods. The same study also states that GM foods should not be commercialized.

    “For the first time in the world, we’ve proven that GMO are neither sufficiently healthy nor proper to be commercialized. […] Each time, for all three GMOs, the kidneys and liver, which are the main organs that react to a chemical food poisoning, had problems,” indicated Gilles-Eric Seralini, an expert member of the Commission for Biotechnology Reevaluation.

    Consumer groups are now curious as to whether or not other products secretly contain genetically modified ingredients. Due to the fact that the finished product`s DNA does not change when using genetically modified bacteria, it is hard to know for sure. With the FDA ruling against the labeling of GM salmon, it is becoming more of a challenge to determine whether or not a product contains GM ingredients. Consumers are voicing their opposition for GM ingredients going incognito, with the largest growing retail brand being GMO-free products.

    “The public wants to know and the public has a right to know,” said Marion Nestle, a professor in the Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Department at New York University.

    Unveiling the secret process in which aspartame is created acts as yet another reminder to stay away from artificial sweeteners, and one should choose natural alternatives such as palm sugar, xylitol, or stevia.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030918_aspartame_GM_bacteria.html#ixzz1ABtTUurL

  • Sarah

    You people are ridiculous. You get so outraged over what you think you are reading that you won’t even bother to pay attention to what the author initially presents as fact – that the FDA is cracking down on SMALL pharmacies.

    Let’s overlook the fact that this… um, opinion piece should we call it?… doesn’t bother to further elaborate upon the FDA’s transgressions beyond the first line of this article. Nonetheless, I assume the author is referring to this recent release: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/GuidanceDocuments/SmallBusinessesSmallEntityComplianceGuides/ucm238182.htm

    If any of you take the time to read this (which I doubt any actually will), you’ll see that there is no great attack being waged against Vitamin C. It is all about regulatory guidelines to make sure that all the various herbs, vitamins, minerals and other “natural” things you want to shove in excess into your body will not hurt you. Because frankly, if you started injecting Vitamin C from an unregulated source into your body and later developed a bad infection or other complication, you’d be pretty pissed that the government wasn’t overseeing these things.

    And as a side note, injectable Vitamin C has only been shown to be useful against cancer. In mice and exactly 3 people. So technically it’s not a study and not proven, but a few case reports (since I’m not a mouse, I’m not going to bank too heavily on their results… but all of you with tails and excellent olfactory sense may want to think otherwise). This is like people winning the lottery. Say I luck out and picked the exact numbers for the lottery today, but before I found out the results I went home and had a glass of OJ. Maybe I can find a few other lottery winners that did the same. We can write up our findings that drinking OJ before the numbers are drawn is linked to winning the lottery. Reasonable? You’ll say no because they’re spatially disconnected, but the point is that you’re approaching this from a very biased perspective. What about all those millions of people over the years that have had a glass of OJ and didn’t win the lottery? Or those that loaded up on Vitamin C and still succumbed to their cancer? You don’t really think that those 3 people are the only ones that wanted to live badly enough that they sought out “alternative” treatments and tried high dose Vitamin C… do you?

  • Martelle

    The reason they are doing this is called “eugenics.” They need to kill off as many thinkers as they can. Go read Agenda 21 by the UN. Listen to Alex Jones on http://www.prisonplanet.com They want us dead, ladies and gentlemen, and the evidence is in Agenda 21 and many other gov’t docs. Go do the reading. You will find out the truth. Jones is a good place to start.

  • clayton

    I think we should target these FDA people individually and find out who they are, then call them, e-mail them, write them, even at home, (en masse) and tell them what worthless traitors they are, call them cowards, and best of all CULLS, then let others know who these people are and get others on the bandwagon, peacefully, of course. Also, put a few voodoo banishing spells on them so they will go away.

  • Searcher SD

    I have searched all over the net and could not find any verification at all of your advisement about the FDA preventing the manufacture or distribution by “small” pharmacies of vitamin C. As another poster has also requested, please cite your source or indicate a link on the FDA’s website where we can go to verify this.

  • Liquidhandshake

    Well it seems pretty obvious that most everyone who posted a reply realizes the FDA partakes in blatant corruption on a regular basis. How then are we to effectively express our disapproval? How is this supposed to be stopped?

    The masses are conditioned to feel helpless when standing up to this kind of large scale corruption/crime. A mass “FLOCK YOU!! !” to corruption in general would be nice.

  • http://yahoo Kay

    I honestly believe this all has been in motion for a very long time (many many years) They do want to depopulate and in the process they will get rich. All these drugs are not killing us right away. Instead they just kinda keep us alive. (example- the elderly in the nursing homes) they are miserable. why not give them good nutrition and supplements. Instead they are given multiple prescriptions and anyone who has taken a science course knows you do not mix all these drugswithout disaster. The entire population would rather take meds than take and active roll in their health. I blame all of us for allowing this thing to spiral. And yes I agree with other bloggers who suggest that to keep petionong does no good they are going to continue to stay with their agenda. we are treated as fools and for the most part we are. Like someone I know said, our politicians should all be brought back to their home town where they were voted in and hanged. They are all corrupt and if they aren’t before gettting in office they will be soon enough.There is no right answer any longer. Or is there? Maybe the answer lies in our Heart and soul. I guess we will all find out one day.In the mean time the best to all. God Bless us All

  • Searcher SD

    Well, I got my own verification on this – One well-known pharmacy in California was served with a notice to stop selling injectable ascorbic acid, magnesium chloride, and b-complex. This was confirmed by someone at the pharmacy.

  • http://WellnessAnswers.org James

    Excuse me before you begin making assumptions you need to go back to school.
    I receive a monthly Vitamin C IV to help with the effects of CPOD and heart failure.
    I was left for dead. It has been through alternative choices and food supplements, careful diet, and exercise that I am alive, tody.
    You have overstepped your bounds.

    I am writing and calling the White House and I am notifiying Congress on how I feel.
    YOU HAVE OVERSTEPPED YOUR BOUNDARIES TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
    SHAME ON YOU!

  • http://WellnessAnswers.org Duke

    If you were trained well in medical school and pharamcy school…there may not be this insanity.
    It is time to fire the FDA and the FTC,
    I have been using Vitamin C for years after I was left for dead.
    CPOD is a dangerous disease and high dosages and vitamin C IV’s have saved me.
    Linus Pauling all ready won the Nobal Prize for the benefits of vitamin C.
    Shame on You!

  • jollyD

    Thank you for your concern. However we have looked at the demographic charts for the next twenty years and frankly our colleagues in the chemical/pharmaceutical industries and on the boards of our financial institutions simply will not be able to maintain profit levels and at the same time keep the aging American population healthy. In fact. we see an opportunity to increase profit margins while maintaining synergistic illness in the “boomer” population. This way we can acquire their retirement savings and reduce population pressures at the same time.

    As they say in the poor areas “Ain’t science grand!”

    Regards,
    FDA Associate Administrator for Synergistic Integration of Euthanasic Technologies.

  • Frances Duckworth

    Let Gods’ people go!!

  • John

    Finally, the FDA acquiesces to the fact that IV vitamin C is good medicine by trying to ban it. There is no compelling reason to do this other than it actually could work and stands as a threat to synthetic medicines that were conceived for the perpetuation of business, not human life. They will most certainly produce a bag of excuses about IV vitamin C side effects, yet the most poisonous drugs with side effects such as “gives you a different kind of cancer” printed on the label are still available to inject yourself with at the pharmacy, and this is OK with the FDA. Is the FDA trying to kill the USA or is it simply corrupt?

    Did we the USA have a vote on whether to do this, or did the FDA just magically remove the option and right of all American citizens? Americans have the option to harm themselves in a million different ways with harmful synthetic drugs, and this is fine with the FDA. When it comes to IV vitamin C, the FDA must unilaterally but not surreptitiously remove Americans’ option to potentially help themselves. They are really doing a good job of ensnaring the USA in Fascism.

  • ISamuelII@YouTube

    There wil lbe a lot of you that will not like this, but it is the only rational, logical, and most important of all, the only LEGAL route to take. END prohibitions of all intoxicants and you remove their excuses. How you say? Easy, our bill of rights number nine, with the ‘certain right’ that has been previously enumerated into the constition being the “intoxicant” liquor.

    “The enumeration in the constitution of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” BOR 9.

    Can you see how simple this is. Not only will it reverse the police state tendency for the past several decades, but it will remove a cubical jockey from the decision making process of whether or not you can have any pain relief. It is about controling YOUR pain level, and you will have to ‘Pay To Play’ their sick parasitic organized criminal inspired game. The only heroin junkies I klnew became that way because their doctor had to follow a ‘policy’ and they were taken off of the pain medications too soon or just cold turkey. After a broken hip? Think about that, pain control, not to rid it but to make you pay to get it.

    This prohibition mind extends to everything now according to the latest illegal laws they have passed.

    Do you want your vitimins to live a better life? Then end prohibitions the legal way, follow your Constitution for once. And to you “law enfiorcers” out there, live up to the oath YOU freely took with your hand on your Bible, and stop enforcing ANY law that restricts a Citizens freedom to live.
    You can throw any excuse to keep the current illegal prohibition system in place, and I’ll shoot that excuse down in one line, each time for any excuse. I am above those liars lies.

  • http://n/a Gillian Broughton

    This is taking away our freedom of choice , the FDA should be booted out of lyng in bed with Big Pharma !!!! The Goverment dont care about health care for any of us . !!!!

  • Ken Smith

    If the ignorant politicians in Washington keep allowing more & more power to the already corrupt FDA
    and they succeed in killing 90% of the population , they will have a very hard time maintaining their lavish & luxurious lifestyles. There will be no one left alive to pay for them.

  • kathleen

    Dr. Schalow makes a VERY GOOD point: Not sure writing to the FDA does much good.
    WE all should be screaming at our congressmen and representatives.
    THOSE are the local government contacts and even though they will tell us that they have nothing to do with the FDA, we then remind them that they NEED to because if we voted them into office they can be voted out. WE have all seen that this past election.

    EVERY time there is an issue that we are prompted to wrote to the FDA or USDA or any government agency we should also send copy to each of our local representatives.
    Along with that need need to form local coalition groups that can network with other groups.
    EVEY TIME a local political figure has a “town hall” meeting we as a group should be there to ask the question: “How many more of our RIGHTS and freedoms are going to be stripped away?”

    This is and has been a runaway government and a runaway federal agency country for far too many years. They are using our money to en-prison us and poison us and we are letting them.

  • Bob

    I see and hear a lot of people asking “why would the FDA would do this?” Follow the money… they are bought and paid for by the large corporations that see the small guys as completion that needs to be eliminated and natural supplements as completion for their products that kill at least a hundred of thousand people every year. The truth should prevail in a free marketplace of ideas, that is the hallmark of a free society and free markets. But soon we will not have neither. Absolute power, corrupts absolutely.. it is the nature of fallen man, and it is a universal truth.

  • http://pathtoradianthealth.com Mark Kaylor

    Does anybody have a link to the FDA site where this regulation is posted?

  • SE

    Ya know, the world would be a sooooo much better place if people would just mind their own friggin’ business.

  • Mimi

    I CAN”T STAND THE FDA!!! These people are so corrupt. Thank you to Suzanne Somers, Bill Falloon of Life Extension and Nancy DeVille who wrote “Death by Supermarket” for educating me on how this agency is slowly killing us all for the sake of the almighty dollar! I won’t touch anything made by Big Pharma, I’ve thrown out all OTC’s and I have stopped shopping in the grocery store. The FDA is allowing bathroom cleaning chemicals, petroleum based chemicals and brain eating chemicals in our food supply. Its a wonder we don’t glow in the dark! And their cozy relationship with Monsanto frightens me. People seriously need to study up on these issues. Your very health depends on it. Don’t be naive enough to think that the FDA has your back or you’ll end up on your back with a toe tag.

  • Drew

    Ban th eFDA.
    I think they have their job reversed – ban the good stuff (vitamins) and promote the bad (aspertame and MSG)
    I’m really sorry for the next generation.

  • Ruth McCassie

    Because it is an evil corporation paid off by the pharmaceutical companies..GREED..

  • Charlotte Butler

    Folks, this isn’t where you write to the FDA. You need to go here to do that.
    https://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=648

  • Annette

    The FDA is the right hand of the Agri/Pharma Industry. Big Pharma manufactures toxic chemicals in food, water, air, thereby causing illness and disease. Then Big Pharma treats these same “subjects” with their deadly drugs to slowly bring on the end of life, all the while enriching themselves as the bearers of Death.

    This is soft kill for insatiable greed. First they cause disease, and then they treat the disease with even more poison, all the while their victims pay for their own suffering and painful journey to Death.

    The FDA is joined with the Pharma Industry. They are one and the same. FDA and Big Pharma elite switch chairs, which makes the FDA guilty of collusion and worse; it pretends to represent American citizens, when in fact it IS BIG PHARMA ITSELF IN DIGUISE.

    The FDA is one EYE of BIG PHARMA OCTOPUS. The arms of Pharma Octopus reach far and wide and are the U.N., Bill Gates, Rockefeller, Kissinger, Bilderberg Group, Ted Turner, Corporatism, and NWO International Elite. Research Bill Gates. Two video’s showing Gates announcing his plan for ‘CULLING” humanity, via vaccines, water/food, and medical treatment, whereby a large audience applaud him. The large audience applauds Death, Extermination! This is a satanic controlled agenda.

    We, who have our eyes open, cannot win. We can and must stand up to evil, but the reality is we are overwhelmed. The NWO has planned this for many decades. The agenda is massive global extermination. Everything is in place. Time is short. Very short. The bottom line is we must cling to the Lord Jesus. He is coming back SOON and we must be ready. We must repent and follow Him. America’s days are numbered, she is Biblical Mystery, Babylon the Great that burns in one hour as Sodom and Gomorrah. Read Jeremiah chapter 50 and 51; Revelation Chapter 17 and 18. Research the Statue of Liberty.

  • http://[email protected] Marie Benoit

    The Vit c Stimulate the immun esysteme truly: My fathe rhad a deadly hepatite C or A i do dnot remmeber .. th eone tha tgive liver cancer within five years.

    he began a regiment of vit c every hour and 30 years was still ok . i twas only when i got heizeimer
    tha tunable anymore in the nursing home to take his vit C that he got sick . in exactly one year he got the liver cancer he had been able to push back for so many years just with vit C
    Respect and protect freedom in USA.

    Marie Benoit RN

  • linda anthony

    The world has gone mad.

  • Angeline

    All very good questions Annette…here’s another one, why are organic foods so expensive? They are free from pesticides and obviously good for us but I surely can’t afford it…all is about money and control!

  • hturt

    conscious understanding would be a first step; the second differentiation between an arse and a hole in the ground–neither of which care-less about make a difference? Them.

    So? We’re privileged to be under the arm stellar of psychopaths exercising slow Auschwitz on the entire American public.

    The chain of command permits ignorance and trickles down to the lowly ones enforcing idiocy supported by meager paychecks and taxpayer funded benefits infiniti.

    The inebriated bathe on graves with wide grins hung with evil and insecurity–knowing their time is near; and justice to be served;

    Justice always balances.

  • Kim Webb Hornsby

    It is clear to me that the BS behind this move is to force the American Public into vaccinations, again. Especially with the lastet story on TV regarding the Dr. who blew the whistle in 1998 on the dangers of vaccines and linked it to Autism……So of course, the FDA is going to jump on the band wagon and try to control the American public into buying the medical and pharmacuetical companies answers for more dollars. Believe me it is not about your health …..it is about your money.
    I’ve been using Vitamin C since the 1970’s and my entire family. It changes the outcome of cancer and is useful for detoxifying the body organs and especially the lungs after years of smoking. Vitamin C has been factors pointing to anti aging benefits, too.
    Shame on the FDA for showing their stupidity, again.

  • WP

    I want to be sure that this news is not a hoax. Where is the link to the original report/news of FDA telling the companies to stop manufacturing intravenous vit C? I tried to google it and there was no useful result. Is this some kind of secretive direction from FDA to these companies?

  • Shaun N

    People need to boycott the pharmaceutical companies one at a time until they are forced to do something about their drugs. Once one company takes a major profit hit the rest will start to wonder “am I next?” then keep hitting them one by one until something changes. At least 90% of the drugs out there have a natural counterpart which may not be as effective as the drug but none the less still works. Don’t forget in this day and age we are all virtually omniscient thanks to the Internet. Have a headache? google it. Got the flu? google it with the internet there should be no reason or excuse for a person not to be able to figure out natural remedies for whatever ails them except pure laziness. The reason these companies like pharmas and oil get the power is because we let them get that power by building a co-dependency on them because it makes our lives easier. We don’t need pills to heal when we can go to the market or the woods or even our back yards if we take the time to grow the stuff. We don’t need big oil if we just choose to work close to home and walk like they had to do barely 100 years ago. Big corporations all make things that make life easier and allow us to be lazier and by making us lazier and putting us in a pleasureful dream state where most of our stress and other big issues come from our own inability to either do for ourselves or an inability to deal with other people NOT like it was before big corporations where people stressed over real things like am I going to be able to find dinner out there today or are we just going to starve. And because we have grown so lazy we have also grown comfortable and secure with the way things are in the world because it allows us to fulfill our own selfish desires so we think “oh well as long as i get to watch the football game or the newest reality show or have my next drink” Therefore we cannot blame big companies for the state of our world because the government works for US we the people are the boss but somehow “BECAUSE ITS EASIER” we have allowed the government and big companies to take over. Then we like to sit here and post our comments and send our emails and faxes and feel like we have accomplished something but really how many emails do you think your congressman gets per day? How many trees are destroyed from unread faxes? Do you think they really read them all or do they do like we do and check the delete all button or fire up the shredder? The only way to get them to listen is the same way big changes have come in the past a HUGE personal appearance from we the people in order to form a more perfect union.

  • drrandy

    At first I was not certain how seriously to take this, as the article above states “The FDA has just notified one pharmacy that it will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C” without giving any references or stating which pharmacy. I thought this does not necessarily mean the FDA is trying to outlaw all injectable Vitamin C. It took some searching, but I finally found the details: here is the FDA’s letter to McGuff, which is not just “one pharmacy” but probably the largest manufacturer of injectable Vitamin C:
    http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm238251.htm
    Thus, I am quite concerned about the FDA’s actions. I don’t know if writing the FDA will do much good here and agree with those who say writing our Representatives and Senators may be a more useful strategy.

  • Richard D.

    This would be laughable if it wasn’t true. All I can hope for is the panel members of the FDA get cancer. Then they can suffer the toxic chemo, be burn by radiation therapy or go under the knife. Then and only then, may they reconsider IV Vitamin C.

    By the way, I use IV Vitamin C from my veterinary supplier. It is exactly the same as human IV Vitamin C and only costs $11 per 100ml. By the way, I don’t live in the US, so the FDA can go and suck eggs. If someone wants to make their own, google Klenners Vitamin C protocol, otherwise move to a saner place like Canada or Australia.

    • Richard D.

      Why has it taken nearly four days for my post to be approved?

      • http://www.anh-usa.org ANH-USA

        Hi Richard, I apologize for the delay. Two of our staff members were on vacation Thursday-Monday and so we were unable to approve any comments during that time.

  • Pam

    I have heard about this before. So they are once again trying to ban IV Vit C but they still allow mercury amalgams in your teeth, which by the way, are very dangerous.

  • Dr P

    Just sent this. Hope they lissen. One problem is that the FDA does not have a lot ofclinicians. Mostly PhD types. I’m one myself, in addition to being an MD. So I know about the knowledge gap.

    Dear Dr. Schneeman

    To: The White House, Department of Health and Human Services and FDA:

    I am a concerned physician. My credentials as an MD, PhD pharmacologist/toxicologist exceed those of anyone who has ever worked for the FDA in its entire history. Likewise, I published my first paper on Vitamin-C in the top-line journal “Nature ” in 1970. It is clear that the FDA does not well understand the present and potential uses of Vitamin-C formulations.

    For example, the FDA recently ordered certain small manufacturers to stop making injectable Vitamin C, and some other injectable nutrients that are always used under a physician’s supervision.

    The companies would be forced to engage in full-scale drug approval testing for products that cannot be patented; this is economically impossible.

    I urge you to vacate this order.

    Yours truly,

    Peter H Proctor, PhD,MD
    Diplomate: American Board of Medical Toxicology
    Diplomate: American Board of Toxicology

  • Annette

    Take your food and water, the FDA says it is safe. Inhale deeply, chemtrails do not exist. Only people who believe in aliens claim that they see “chemtrails” in the sky. These people need pharma drugs to get over their obsession. Get your vaccines; they will keep you safe; the FDA says so. Yes, after the shower you will get a cup of hot soup. Work will make you free.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQtRI7A064

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANUm4rebkfQ&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzjsCF_kxt8&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_rsVcAnnnw&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho-0SHFEgGo&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe-CxnU-hFE&feature=related

  • UConn Kid

    I’m quite disturbed by this “Action Alert”, not because of what it says the FDA is doing but because of how ANH wrote it and people’s responses.

    What the article said was “The FDA has just notified one pharmacy…” What the ANH article did NOT say was anything about *why* the FDA told this pharmacy they “will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C”. I agree with Beryl (see comment January 5, 2011 at 7:54 am), there are a lot of reasons why the FDA may be actually protecting people by telling this one pharmacy they can’t manufacture or distribute injectibles. The ANH article also does not say whether this is a temporary situation or permanent. Perhaps it is something this pharmacy can correct so they can return to manufacturing and selling the injectable vitamin C again. Telling us WHY this happened is critical. I think ANH fell down on the job here.

    My family, friends and colleagues are all educated, thinking people, and most of them are extremely busy. I don’t recommend an info source unless it is intelligent, factual, reliable, and stays out of the “omg, the sky is falling!” category. I have been recommending ANH as a site that fits these criteria. Please continue to uphold that trust.

    Was this a case of accidentally deleting the information in a rush to publish? Or did someone omit critical information, hoping to keep the anti-“Food Safety” bill frenzy going? If so, did you not think that when you cried “Wolf!” at least some of us would question if it was actually a German Shephard?

    ANH, please provide the missing information so that your readers can make informed decisions on this story. If this is a case of the FDA being a bully and/or starting a new level in the campaign to remove our access to supplements, then that is important to know AND respond to. If it is not abuse but rather the FDA responding to a legitimate problem, everyone calling/emailing the FDA, their Congressional reps, Obama, et al, will just cause those people to increase their efforts at tuning us out.

    The ANH is an excellent organization of people who have fought the good fight to protect people’s health and rights and I believe you are continuing to do so. Please be meticulous in your efforts so you (and we) will continue to be effective.

    One of the positives I always cite when I share about the ANH is that your articles always include links to the original source material so that we can read the source for ourselves. This article broke that pattern. There are plenty of links to sources to support the assertion that supplemental vitamins and minerals are necessary for our health, but not one link to the source material about the FDA’s action again this one pharmacy.

    Again, I ask, please post the missing information, including a link to the source material for this article. If this is indeed a case of abuse of power, I will immediately be emailing/phoning my senators, representative, the FDA, the president and anyone else who can help. Thank you in advance for your help in clearing this up.

    • http://www.anh-usa.org ANH-USA

      We have published an update in this week’s newsletter that includes more information: http://www.anh-usa.org/an-important-update-on-iv-vitamin-c/ The FDA is not merely criticizing one manufacturers’ manufacturing practices, but has declared that injectable vitamin C is an “unapproved new drug”.

  • Arnold

    The FDA is once again protecting the market share of the pharmaceutical industry. Unfortunately, when you write to the FDA they do not have to listen to you. As a matter of fact I would say if they do listen to you they are likely to be fired.
    But your legislators, 1 congressmember and 2 senators do have to listen to you.
    If your legislator contact the chairman of the Commttee or the ranking minority member if your member is in the minority, that oversees FDA and THEY contact FDA, it may be taken seriously.

  • Tom

    Please contact the FDA then tell your friends and family about this obvious overstep by a recently emboldened FDA. And be prepared to counter the misinformation and half truths that are sure to be spread by the biased mainstream media if this story should develop a following. Be knowledgeable and back up what you say with common sense. The battle of ideas continues and our liberties are at stake. Meanwhile, many Americans simply can’t be bothered with issues like this: they’re either too distracted in the pursuit of middle class living — and numb to the notion that the FDA or any governmental agency must be challenged every now and then — or, by contrast, they’re so caught up in the rigors of eking out a living in this difficult economy they’re at level one of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The conscious community should be concerned — and active — on many levels.

  • Valeria Calabria

    No use sending a message to the FDA. All they care about is killing us while filling Big Pharma’s pockets. There must be a more effective alternative!

  • ba

    defacto Federal motto: “Squeeze the C and D and watch ’em drop.”

    FDA is a (state) terrorist organization full of traitors to America and the Constitution. They regret that you only have one life to be cheated out of.

  • Annette

    I have severe osteoporosis and during my last medical visit I was asked if I was taking any drugs, I replied, “No I don’t take drugs.” The nurse said, “Aren’t you taking calcium?” I said, “Yes I am; calcium is not a drug”. The nurse replied, “It’s a medicine”. I said, “It’s a natural supplement”. Nurse replied, “It’s a medicine”. The exact same thing happened during another medical visit prior to having elective cosmetic surgery the same month. I think it was regarding vitamin C, I’m not sure.

    Apparently, the medical industry is now fraudulently identifying vitamins/dietary supplements as drugs. This action is leading to the banning of all natural supplements/vitamins, because they are deemed “drugs”. . If you say a big lie over and over again, it is eventually believed. The net is closing in. Petitions don’t work. This needs mainline attention, to wake up the sleeping public,and expose and eliminate the FDA, but it will never happen; Big Pharma owns/supports all media outlets, except for the internet.

  • Chuck

    The United States “government” (and all its alphabet soup agencies) is a corporation, a privately owned subsidiary of the London “Crown” corporation. Its purpose is the orderly extraction of interest (tax) incurred on debt owed to private banking houses (the ones that own the private “Federal” Reserve). The United States Corporation went into bankruptcy four times (there were four international defaults on US Corp. debt since the corporation’s inception: 1789, 1859, 1929 and 1999 – every seventy years, which is when the international notes come due).

    Instead of getting repaid, each time the debt was restructured. During the first bankruptcy reorganization (1789) the US nation lost its sovereignty, and the London corporation took over its government. After the second default the participating states lost their sovereignty, and Crown-owned administrative corporations replaced them. In the third bankruptcy (1929), the labor of US citizens was pledged in form of income tax and social security system and offered as collateral, with birth certificates as securities. The latest bankruptcy in 1999 pledged the retirement accounts, property and bodies of all citizens. This explains the Obama health care plan and police state crack down.

    The bodies (cattle) were offered as security by our corrupt government officials/agents of the Rothschild banks. They own you. You have been signed away and rendered as repayment, as executed under the Health Care Reform Act. The government corporation now owns your bodies. You are cattle owned by the financiers).

    This allows the legal culling of the population. In the interest of profit, the herd must be reduced to productive units only. Only productive units will be allowed to live. The property is confiscated. The herd must not know. This is done secretly. The best way to “off” the sick secretly is via medical treatment.

    This is where the FDA comes in. The job of the FDA is not health. This agency is in charge of instituting policies that kill off the weak, which includes the elderly. So now you know. What are you going to do about it?

  • http://www.healthrealities.org H L Sam Queen

    I’ve been in the health field interpreting blood chemistry, doing research, consulting, and teaching for 54 years. Along the way I authored the first medical reference book on chronic mercury toxicity and Intravenous vitamin C. Chapter 5 of the book, “Chronic Mercury Toxicity: New Hope”, remains to this day the best reference for the safety of intravenous vitamin C. The chapter on the logic of choosing Lactated Ringer’s Solution as the best and safest parenteral solution is well referenced. Doctors have been administering IV-C ever since vitamin C was first discovered. By pushing the dosage until some positive pharmacological outcome was noted turned out to be 750 mg/kg body wt. Over the years only 5 deaths have been reported in the literature and these 5 deaths were somewhat predictable to any doctor who bothered to do a chemistry prior to administering it. Aspirin, on the other hand, has killed many thousands of people over the same time period. Vitamin C IV is the safest and most readily available source of life-saving, life-enhancing high energy electrons. It is for this reason, not its vitamin function, that IV-C has proven to be so very useful in the physicians daily practice.

  • Staci Lynn Kerr

    Shouldn’t the FDA ban all of the prescription medicine that kill millions of people and have NEVER been proven safe?!?! Oh wait, there is too much money involved for them to ban prescription medication!

    Staci Kerr

  • Jeanne

    During my battle with extreme enviromental illness, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, and Fibromyalgia, my medical physician gave me intravenous Vit. C It was very helpful. Made my symptoms and extreme fatigue more bearable and healed the infections. This is a treatment that should be available. It is unique and invaluable. I speak from experience.

    • http://[email protected] Dlonna

      I also have Chronic Fatihue and fibromyalgia and Lupus Erthmytoses. I apprexiate your comments about Vitimin C and receiving shots. I am so very thankful that Sizanne passed on this important information. Please don”t take away vitimin c away from us. We need it so badely for our heath.

      Donna

      • http://NutritionandHealing Arthur Brunet

        This is no surprise. Now everyone can see that the FDA and all of the other government agencies designed to protect the public health and welfare are a farce, bought off by corporations. We, the public are on our own and our welfare depends on being aware of the deceit. One simple rule, FOLLOW THE MONEY. Always a sure indicator who has your best interest at heart. Even your doctors are being deceived.

        • Kim Fuhrmann

          You’re absolutely right Mr. Brunet! I’ve been saying this for ages, and because the Pharmaceutical Co.’s can’t patent these kinds of things they get in cahoots with the insurance co’s and the FDA and
          cry! If one doesn’t scratch another one’s back, then ain’t nobody gonna get nuthin! Isn’t that big
          of them!? They are completely overstepping their bounds here!

      • Vanessa

        After a severe mold poisoning, I had TILT (Toxin Induced Loss of Tolerance) It was not until I took the IV vitamins via drip that I began to repair. IV vitamin C has helped my family recover and I am very upset to see that once again, the FDA is challenging this. There are many doctors using this treatment now, and it has been known to cure many ailments. I am living proof. I am not hysterical, not a radical, just an educated person that tried all that medical doctors had to offer me. I tried antibiotics – and they made me worse. The Vitamin C cocktail that I took helped me immensely and not until I began this did my body begin to repair itself and heal.

    • Karen

      According to Colbert Nation Forum, ANH has misinterpreted the letter to that pharmacy. Here is a link to Colbert nation with a quote from the letter and his interpretation of it. Judge for yourself.

      http://forums.colbertnation.com/?page=ThreadView&thread_id=24714

      • http://www.anh-usa.org ANH-USA

        Thanks for sharing the link, Karen. We will formulate a helpful reply. The difficulty is that the FDA uses language that can be difficult for a layperson to understand because they use words differently than we do everyday (for instance, their use of “adulterated” to identify recordkeeping errors). It is easy to understand why the average internet commentator would not be able to decipher the true meaning of the letter. Luckily, at ANH we have a lot of experience with the FDA’s communications, lawyers on staff who are familiar with the the statutory language the FDA relies on, and personal phone calls to an FDA senior official who has confirmed the letter’s intent. We are confident we’ve got this one correct.

        • Truth and Light

          Has anh-usa.org contacted anyone at Colbert Nation Forum? They have quite a following and have mislead many. Thank you ANH for clarifying! Now to reach those in Congress who have been misinformed about this!
          I have written letters, and recieved form letters back – with a rather condescending tone, I might add, as though “the people” who write to our public servants don’t have a clue, and “they” , the almightly elected officials, somehow are god ordained with wisdom the masses will never have!

    • Phyliss Myers

      I too have FM, thyroid, and a myriad of other issues. Reading Sexy Forever. When she talks about Camelia I could have cried. She described one of my issues to a tee. Stomach Migrane, finally I can tell my doctor what it is. I have been suffering for almost 5 years with this. I am so glad I switched PCP. He recommended her book to me. I will be turning 60 next month and finally found a doctor who believes in natural first, symptoms being treated properly, balancing hormones and the body as a whole.

  • ty

    I feel this is an outrage vitamin c has been used for hundreds of years to cure ailments, including colds, and it needs to remain on the shelf to be used as needed by anyone and everyone

  • Angela Aprea

    How sad!

  • walton ferris

    The more we say “cure”, the more ammunition the FDA has to call something a “drug”.

    I think we need a well-crafted law that forbids the FDA from using their rule that ‘Anything that cures, treats, diagnoses or prevents disease IS a DRUG – and has to pass IND and NDA process’.
    But it shouldn’t let bad stuff be used. So it would be difficult to write. A challenge!

    • James Tarter

      The problem is especially about substances that cannot be patented, so that no one will pay for the FDA process. The law should exempt those substances from the FDA process. This would change the default from “banning all cures that cannot be patented” to allowing natural cures until shown to be harmful. A huge number of doctors and patitents have found some natural cures to be much less harmful than their diseases, so that our representatives and senators (who are not owned by the drug companies) could be persuaded to allow unpatentable cures instead of banning all unpatenable cures.

  • Donald Kenneth Ward Jr.

    I had acquired Hepatitis C. I was told by Dr Edward Piken (a self professed “liver genius” in charge of research at UCLA) 15 years ago that if I did not take interferon for my condition that I would be dead by the end of the year! Fortunately for me I did not believe him and told him so. I left and never went back. I found myself searching for relief that would not require me to compromise my entire body in the process of healing my liver. I found it! My relief came in the form of several new dietary changes and some harmless, yet powerfully healing supplements. Part of this treatment was IV vitamin C. It had a great effect in making me well again. I am here now 15 years later in the best shape of my life. I now work at a Hospital where we treat a multitude of illness with IV C. I can’t imagine not using it for any reason. Please stop this shameless attempt at controlling what we as US/Planet Earth citizens need to be well.
    I encourage you to CALL and WRITE any and all of your local representatives and let your voice be heard on this subject. You may not need it now, but someday, someone you love may need it.
    Be well, Peace.

    • sue

      donald: can you please tell me what dietary changes & supplements cured your hepatitis ? thanks

  • Dennis

    I cannot locate your sources for this article. I have searched the FDA’s website but there is no mention of IV vitamin C. This story has not made it into independent or network news.
    Please post your sources so that we can take you seriously.

  • Judy Atwell

    If only those making such decisions in the FDA would stop being so self-centered and greedy. Think about what you are doing and why? Do you think that God would be pleased by what really motivates many of your decision.
    Yet you justify approving hundreds of medications that have all manner of side effects. Shame on you.
    Leave the vitamins alone unless you have as much proof that they are as harmful as the drugs that you approve.

  • Dave Buckingham

    The FDA required statements on every vitamin and supplement bottle that every comment on the bottle about suitability of the vitamin or supplement for a particular condition ” has not been evaluated by the FDA” is ridiculous – THEY WILL NEVER EVALUATE ANY UNPATENTABLE PRODUCT! There is no exclusive right to market these products and so no one could recover the tremendous costs of FDA required testing. No tests – no evaluation! I believe the FDA has lost sight of their charter and succumbs to drug industry money. They are attacking the vitamin/supplement companies because they provide cheaper, probably more effective, safer, competitive alternatives to drugs. How many times do we need to suffer dangerous side effects and reactions to drugs that FDA tests didn’t reveal? How many must be permanently disabled or die from out of control “controlled substances” before we take a long hard look at the FDA “evaluations”? It appears money has corrupted the science. Drug companies have abandoned drugs that cure for those that” manage” a condition to assure a continuing revenue stream. We must realize that drug companies are in business to make huge profits and their purpose has nothing to do with public welfare or any other noble cause. Our doctors and nurses need to realize that drug companies don’t even pretend to subscribe to the lofty ideals doctors and nurses vow to as they begin their careers (whether or not they follow those vows during their careers). Its time the leadership at the FDA step down and new leaders who CAN evaluate the benefits of vitamins/supplements to support the health of the American populace without bias toward the drug industry. Our health industry has got to be the laughingstock of the world health community!

  • Jeff Lake

    I can personally attest to the safe use experiences that I have had with Vitamin C infusions in bolstering my immune system to fight colds, the flu and the like. I’m in my 60’s and recently been fighting the flu for weeks. Just yesterday, Jan 17th, I had a Vitamin C infusion and feel better today already. What a wonderful natural product! This product is a nutrient – a food product – a nutriceutical, NOT a drug, a pharmaceutical, to be banned so frivolously.

    Do not ban these gifts which God has placed on this earth for our health and well-being. I and many, many others have discovered these gifts and I want the FDA to support and maintain the free usage of inject-able vitamin C .

  • Dean

    It appears that the FDA is working with the people who want to reduce the population as well as doing the pharmaceutical companies biding. That is why they ban anything that is proven to cure people of their illness and approve the dangerous drugs the pharmaceutical companies make.

  • Ron

    Be patient…We are approaching a great paradigm shift. The FDA sees a revolution coming that will cause them to be mandated to “cease” their lunacy. I see it, as they do,except “right now” they are taking their shots at the most visible supplements, (their last stand) attempting to display their authority. A Great Fall, similar to the stock market crash or 911 is soon coming. The adverse record of their toxic pharma drugs must come under greater scrutiny by those who have “greater” authority. Who will these people be? Doctors are NOT God. Neither is the FDA. Let’s not forget the USDA and the EPA have been killing us for at least thirty years. The WHO and the CDC say the US ranks 50th in the world in health and longevity, while spending more than all the other 95 world nations combined. We are the leader in medical technology, but we offer a mediocre product…This is un-acceptable. Iatrogenesis, or ooopps, I made a mistake and injured or killed you medicine, is on the rise. (784,000 yearly) There are 2.2 million drug reactions yearly. 100,000 people die yearly due to adverse drug reactions. There are 1.7 million infections in hospitals yearly. And because of the increase in these numbers, some doctors and hospitals periodically stop counting . It is safe to estimate that there are “at least ” 5 million” medical incidents yearly. Then there was Vioxx and Gardicil. …etc… Any history buffs out there?
    What happens when the government stops representing the people? We as citizens, have the right to LIVE without the mandates and oppression of those who would say to have our greater interests in mind–yet deceive us and lie to us while they are killing us. (Sheep to Slaughter)
    MUCH more to be said…but for Now…”Power to the People.” Then there are senseless wars.
    Time to pull out the DVDs and remind ourselves of what REAL Patriots are made of.
    —William Wallace

    • Dr Streeter

      Hell cannot be hot enough for those responsible in places of authority for our safety that are banning and limiting the use of natural nutrients like vitamins, minerals, herbal remedies and the intravenous use of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and Magnesium oxide, all of which many of us have used for years with good results and no side effects. It is alright to use FDA approved prescription medications with known adverse/dangerous side effects, but natural safe nutrients are banned. What we need is someone to protect the American public now and in the future without ties to the economic interests of the pharmaceutical companies and the medical establishment. I wonder what they will say when they face the Supreme Judge of the universe without any defense for their actions, and they will fact Him! Mayabe they need to take a look at themselves in the mirror and look up before that happens-Dr. Streeter

    • Marilyn

      The revolution will not happen if we are all simply “patient”.

  • Debbie

    We all know that what drives this country is good old fashioned “greed”. If there isn’t any money in it for the Government i.e. FDA then of course they want to “ban” it. What would happen if there were actually cures for diseases–you know like Cancer? Think of how much $$$$ the Government would lose from the sale of medicine. I prefer alternative to Western Medicine, but that does not mean that I would ever rule out conventiional medicine—but shouldn’t it be MY CHOICE???!!!!!

  • Jacqueline

    Here is my experience. I was doing bowel cleanse. The owner of the health and nutrition store I frequent told me to take two vitamin C every 30 minutes until my bowels were loose. It took me a few days to get to this point. Over the two days I took approximately 70 tablets. I was advised you can not over dose on Vitamin C you excrete what you do not use. Anyway I have not had any illnesses from the common cold, sore throat, flu etc since. It has been two years.
    You can not take away this natural medicine.

  • FDA sucks

    Things like VIt C are helping and the FDA is going after it? Go figure. How bout the FDA just close it doors. It’s done. It’s useless. Every employee needs a mental health evaluation. It’s a JOKE. WHO are these people working there? Are they on dope? Or drinking on the job? It sure seems like they are because how else could you explain such complete, chronic stupid behavior?

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  • Jennifer

    I am in great shock upon reading this. I subsist on Myers Cocktail. I am very ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Ankylosing Spondylitis, and the very things they are trying to stop are the things that enable me to breath everyday. I can hold a washcloth and bathe myself because of these things. I can dress myself because of these things. I’m not climbing Mt Everest, but I have hope for a better life one day because of these things. To a person like me, the substances in the Myers Cocktail, like the Vitamin C and the magnesium, to name a few, are like insulin to a Diabetic. Utmost need. My life depends upon it. The news that this could come to an end for me is sickening. Utterly, horribly sickening.

  • Leslie

    I too have Fibromyalgis and Lupus SLE. I am under a doctors care and have responded very positvely. But I am interested in the Myers Cocktail. Where do I go to receive one? I am a member of Kaiser and I know they do not offer it. FDA is all about the money as are the pharmaceutical companies.

  • Nikki Mellin

    Our healthcare professional has recommended that my child take Ritalin . You think it’s dependable or perhaps possibly there is a little something superior? We understand that there are actually beneficial medication free therapies for ADHD.

  • Alex

    Hi everyone,

    I just found this on FDA’s website.. It seems as if they have replied to the people who are questioning their actions.

    http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm248280.htm

    I think its the most stupidest answer ever but unfortunately they know how to manipulate the not so bright general public.

    Instead of providing evidence why Vitamin C IV should be banned they throw in a scare story about something else.. The FDA should be abolished and closed down and all its decision makers jailed..

    • http://www.truedemocracy.net Arlene Johnson

      Amen Alex. Indeed, I have a demand to do just that. Too bad I didn´t also demand that they all be jailed as they should be. See http://www.truedemocracy.net/hj37/71.html . I have so much dirt on the FDA including but not limited to their approval of Aspertame.

  • davea0511

    There argument is rendered moot by Levine’s recent NIH funded study about IV ascorbate safety here:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20628650

    If they limit IV ascorbates, then we can and we *should* sue them based on Levine’s study which proves the practice to be 100 times more safe (as well as 100 times more effective) than just about all competing standard medical protocols in the treatment of diseases for which Levine’s study shows they’ve been used. Nothing short of legal threats of doing so will slow the FDA down in this criminally unsubstantiated pursuit of theirs.

  • http://anh-usa.org Larry Grice

    Larry Grice
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    Hello AHN-USA,

    What is your response to this letter below from the FDA to McGuff Pharmaceuticals Inc?

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    2011201020092008200720062005200420032002200120001999199819971996Tobacco Retailer Warning Letters- McGuff Pharmaceuticals Inc. 12/28/10

    Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service
    Food and Drug Administration
    Los Angeles District
    Compliance Branch
    19701 Fairchild
    Irvine, CA 92612-2506

    Telephone: 949-608-4426
    FAX: 949-608-4415

    Warning Letter

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    RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

    WL: 19-11

    December 28, 2010

    Ronald M. McGuff
    President and CEO
    McGuff Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    2921 W Macarthur Blvd Ste 142
    Santa Ana, CA 92704-7944

    Dear Mr. McGuff:

    During our May 18 to June 2, 2010 inspection of your pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, McGuff Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located at 2921 W Macarthur Blvd Ste 142, Santa Ana, California, investigators from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) identified significant violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations for Finished Pharmaceuticals, Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 210 and 211. These violations cause your drug product(s) to be adulterated within the meaning of section 501(a)(2)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) [21 U.S.C. § 351(a)(2)(B)] in that the methods used in, or the facilities or controls used for, their manufacture, processing, packing, or holding do not conform to, or are not operated or administered in conformity with, CGMP.

    In addition, you distribute unapproved new and misbranded drugs in violation of sections 505(a) and 502(f)(1) [21 U.S.C. §§ 355(a) and 352(f)(1)] of the Act.

    We have reviewed your firm’s response of June 16, 2010, and note that it lacks sufficient corrective actions.

    Specific violations observed during the inspection include, but are not limited to, the following:

    CGMP Violations

    1. Your firm has not established appropriate written procedures designed to prevent microbiological contamination of drug products purporting to be sterile, including procedures for validation of all aseptic and sterilization processes [21 C.F.R. § 211.113(b)]. For example:

    a. Your firm has failed to conduct a media fill representative of the different packaging configurations of your drug products for the past two years. Your firm has been using a volume of (b)(4) for media fills; however, commercial products are available in (b)(4) and (b)(4). In addition, you have not established maximum aseptic fill duration.

    In your response, your firm states that you have amended your Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) (b)(4) to “bracket” the container sizes by utilizing both the (b)(4) and (b)(4) volumes. Your response, however, is inadequate because you have not provided a risk assessment that examines the effects of differences between product fill sizes (i.e., fill speed, operating methods, container opening size, mass) to determine if bracketing is appropriate.

    b. Your firm’s qualifications of the Getinge Model 4300 autoclave and the Grieve CLE-500 oven are inadequate in that you have not qualified this equipment with representative loads. Your firm’s practice is to qualify the equipment using minimum loads as opposed to actual loads during routine operation (e.g., Grieve CLE-500 oven was qualified to depyrogenate glass vials using (b)(4) tray when the actual load is a maximum of 60 trays).

    In addition, your use of biological indicators and penetration thermocouples in the qualification studies are inadequate. Your firm has not used any penetration thermocouples during the qualification of Getinge Model 4300 since February (b)(4), nor have you incorporated the use of biological indicators. During the maximum load configuration study, your firm only used a (b)(4) penetration thermocouple and failed to use any biological indicators.

    In your response, your firm commits to evaluate the adequacy of your current procedure, to qualify your minimum and maximum load on each of your manufacturing operations, and to include penetration thermocouples and biological indicators in appropriate areas and in appropriate quantities. However, your response is inadequate because you did not explain how you will determine the appropriate locations and quantities for the thermocouples and the biological indicators. Since your firm is currently manufacturing sterile drug products using unqualified equipment, your response fails to include any additional controls to assure the quality of your drug products while you are evaluating your current procedures.

    2. Your firm has not conducted at least one specific identity test and has not established the reliability of the supplier’s analyses through appropriate validation of the supplier’s test results at appropriate intervals [21 C.F.R. § 211.84(d)(2)].

    For example, your firm accepts and relies upon the Certificate of Analysis (COA) from your active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) suppliers without conducting appropriate validation of the supplier’s test results. This is of heightened concern since you have not established endotoxin specifications, nor have you performed endotoxin testing on APIs intended to be used in the manufacture of sterile drugs.

    In your response, your firm commits to test any APIs with amended specifications in an attempt to correct this deficiency. However, your response fails to explain which specifications are to be amended or which APIs are to be tested. In addition, you do not describe corrective actions regarding products currently in the market manufactured with APIs of questionable quality.

    Please note that adequate qualification of suppliers is critical in assuring that your sterile drug products are of the quality intended.

    3. Your firm has not thoroughly investigated the failure of a batch or any of its components to meet its specifications whether or not the batch has already been distributed [21 C.F.R. § 211.192]

    For example, your firm failed to conduct adequate investigations into action level excursions. Your investigations (e.g., (b)(4)) of growth in a media fill did not include a review of the batch records, equipment logs, or HVAC system by the most responsible personnel (e.g., a microbiologist reviewed a batch record). Further, the Quality Assurance Unit did not review and approve the investigation. Finally, your firm failed to implement the corrective/preventative action identified in the investigation.

    In your response, your firm states that: 1) your SOP will be revised to require a formal investigation by the Quality Assurance Unit when environmental monitoring action levels are exceeded and 2) retrospective investigations into previous excursions were conducted. You also commit to re-investigate (b)(4) and that any impact on aseptic operations will be assessed by the Quality Assurance Unit. Your response, however, is inadequate because you have not described how you will assess the potential impact on products that have already been distributed.

    Unapproved New Drug and Misbranding Violations

    In addition to violating CGMPs, you manufacture and market unapproved new drugs in violation of sections 505(a) and 502(f)(1) [21 U.S.C. §§ 355(a) and 352(f)(1)] of the Act. Based on the information your firm submitted to FDA’s Drug Registration and Listing System and the information collected during the inspection of your facility, you manufacture the following prescription drugs, including, but not limited to:
    Ascor L 500, Ascorbic Acid Injection, USP, 500 mg/mL in 50 mL vial (McGuff Pharmaceuticals)
    Ascorbic Acid Injection, USP, 500 mg/mL in a 50 mL vial ((b)(6))
    Ascor L NC, Ascorbic Acid Injection, USP, Non-Corn Source (500 mg/mL in 50 mL vial) (McGuff Pharmaceuticals)
    Magnesium Chloride Injection, 200 mg/mL, in 50 mL Multi-Dose vial (McGuff Pharmaceuticals)
    Magnesium Chloride Injection, 200 mg/mL, in 50 mL Multi-Dose vial ((b)(6))
    Vitamin B-Complex 100 Injection, 30 mL Multi-Dose vial (McGuff Pharmaceuticals)
    These products are drugs within the meaning of section 201(g) of the Act, [21 U.S.C. § 321(g)] because they are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of diseases. Further, they are “new drugs” within the meaning of section 201(p) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(p)] because they are not generally recognized as safe and effective for their labeled uses. Under sections 301(d) and 505(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. §§ 331(d) and 355(a)] a new drug may not be introduced into or delivered for introduction into interstate commerce unless an application approved by FDA under either section 505(b) or (j) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 355(b) or (j)] is in effect for the drug. Based on our information, you do not have any FDA-approved applications on file for these drug products. The marketing of these products, or other applicable products, without an approved application constitutes a violation of these provisions of the Act.

    Additionally, because the above products are intended for conditions that are not amenable to self-diagnosis and treatment by individuals who are not medical practitioners, adequate directions cannot be written for them so that a layman can use this product safely for its intended uses. Consequently, their labeling fails to bear adequate directions for their intended uses, causing it to be misbranded under section 502(f)(1) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 352(f)(1)] Because your products lack required approved applications, they are not exempt under 21 C.F.R. § 201.115 from the requirements of section 502(f)(1) of the Act. The introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of these products therefore violates sections 301(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C § 331(a)].

    You should discontinue manufacturing and distributing all of your unapproved drugs at all facilities immediately. For questions about the regulatory status of your drugs, contact Kathleen Joyce, at 301-796-3329. For assistance in communicating with the FDA concerning the application process for your unapproved drug(s), contact FDA’s unapproved drugs coordinator, Dr. Sally Loewke, at 301-796-0710.
    To ensure that all drugs marketed in the U.S., prescription and over-the-counter, have been shown to be safe and effective, FDA published a Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) Section 440.100, Marketed Unapproved Drugs, http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/UCM070290.pdf1. FDA expects manufacturers of products requiring approval to submit applications to the agency showing that their products are safe and effective. The CPG describes the very strict criteria under which the Act permits drugs to be marketed without approval. The CPG also outlines the Agency’s enforcement policies aimed at efficiently and rationally bringing all drugs requiring approved applications into the approval process.

    The violations cited in this letter are not intended to be an all-inclusive statement of violations that exist at your facility. You are responsible for investigating and determining the causes of the violations identified above and for preventing their recurrence and the occurrence of other violations. It is your responsibility to assure compliance with all requirements of federal law and FDA regulations.

    You should take prompt action to correct the violations cited in this letter. Failure to promptly correct these violations may result in legal action without further notice including, without limitation, seizure and injunction. Other federal agencies may take this Warning Letter into account when considering the award of contracts. Additionally, FDA may withhold approval of requests for export certificates, or approval of pending drug applications listing your facility, until the above violations are corrected. FDA may re-inspect to verify corrective actions have been completed.

    Within fifteen working days of receipt of this letter, please notify this office in writing of the specific steps that you have taken to correct violations. Include an explanation of each step being taken to prevent the recurrence of violations and copies of supporting documentation. If you cannot complete corrective action within fifteen working days, state the reason for the delay and the date by which you will have completed the correction. Additionally, your response should state if you no longer manufacture or distribute the drug products manufactured at this facility, and provide the date(s) and reason(s) you ceased production. For discontinued products, you must update the Drug Listing files in accordance with 21 C.F.R. § 207.30(a)(2).

    Your reply should be sent to the following address: Food and Drug Administration, Attention: Blake Bevill, Director Compliance Branch, 19701 Fairchild, Irvine, California 92612-2445.

    Sincerely,
    /S/
    Alonza E. Cruse
    District Director

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  • Leslie

    As an instructor of Nutrition I see these steps as a pathway to allow pharmaceurical companies to control the huge supplement industry and to force people to put total control of their health into the hands of the medical-pharmaceutical industry, which has already failed them.

  • http://Alliancefornaturalhealth Gladys Hoffman

    I can only hope that more people take charge of there health. I do my blood work and I study the results and take supplements where needed, I am in good health better that fifteen years ago when I listen to my doctors as to what to do when I was sick. I take vitamin c, msm, magnesium, multivitamin with no iron, B-complex regularly, and if needed zinc from time to time, niacin (B3), and other supplements, also I give to my husband we are 52. The government agenda is population control our, children will not get social security until the age of 73 that sums it up. My best advice is learn how to make your own tinctures from herbs, that when the government has taken all our rights away, at least we may be able to grow weeds like dandelions that is the best for liver cleansing, full of vitamins and minerals, have you ever notice how deep those roots are, they are very deep, they pull the nutrients from the earth and the government made sure that we poison those little yellow flowers, as for that, they approved those chemicals, but IV vitamin C they have to protect us, right

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      Watch the government make growing dandelions illegal too in America. Garage sales are already illegal, and gardens are on their way to becoming illegal.

      I loved the comment by the American who said he was glad he left the USA in response to the FDA´s letter to McDuff for its manufacturing of IVC. I left too, and will never return!

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  • http://www.mymoldremovalguys.com Rob

    I’ll tell you one thing. Vitamin C has done more for my health than any other vitamin, chemical or compound you can possibly imagine.

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  • G Reid

    Aren’t there any lawyers out there who can give us some ideas on how to start a class action lawsuit against Big Pharma and the FDA There is certainly a lot of incontravertable evidence of the need for Vitamin C for humans, of comparable quantity to what most mamals normaly produce This really is key to Big Pharma’s plan to keep us sick and we should go after them for it. I’m stockpiling vitamin C and finding ways to get it from natural sources like rosehips.I think we all need to wake up and do some basic research into what keeps us well and stop listening to a medical profession that is complicit in Big Pharma’s program (And lets not forget the Agricultural Group too?).

  • Oscar

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