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

January 4, 2011
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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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273 Responses to “Action Alert—Now the FDA Is Going After Vitamin C!”

  1. Oscar says:

    I have degenerative arthritis pain so severe vitamin c shots cevalin Brand Bayer save my life, I will keep talking it if the FDA try to stop me

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  2. G Reid says:

    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?).

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  3. Rob says:

    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.

    It stopped my knees pains and cracking. It stopped my sickness when I was exposed to large amounts of mold and got mold remediation work done on my home.

    Anytime I get sick, I load up on it, and the cold goes right away. Although I tend to take a ton of it. Like 8,000mg a day. I never heard of anyone OD’n on vitamin c, so I”ll continue to take it that way. =]

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  4. Mary says:

    Pfizer acquired Emergen-C Feb 2012. Questionable motives?

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  5. kindle touch says:

    Joe Moore: “Before borrowing money from a friend it’s best to decide which you need most.”

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  6. 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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  7. Leslie says:

    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.

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  8. zins says:

    Danke schön. MfG B.

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  9. Larry Grice says:

    Larry Grice
    103 Elmonte Circle
    West Columbia, S.C. 29170
    803-356-6661

    Hello AHN-USA,

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

    Enter Search terms A-Z Index HomeFoodDrugsMedical DevicesVaccines, Blood & BiologicsAnimal & VeterinaryCosmeticsRadiation-Emitting Products Tobacco Products Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal InvestigationsHome> Inspections, Compliance, Enforcement, and Criminal Investigations> Enforcement Actions> Warning LettersSection Contents Menu
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    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

    CERTIFIED MAIL
    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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  10. davea0511 says:

    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.

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  11. Alex says:

    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..

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  12. Nikki Mellin says:

    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.

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  13. Leslie says:

    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.

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  14. Jennifer says:

    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.

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  16. FDA sucks says:

    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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  17. Jacqueline says:

    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.

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  18. Debbie says:

    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???!!!!!

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  19. Ron says:

    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

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    • Dr Streeter says:

      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

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    • Marilyn says:

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

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  20. Dean says:

    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.

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  21. Jeff Lake says:

    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 .

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  22. Dave Buckingham says:

    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!

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  23. Judy Atwell says:

    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.

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  24. Dennis says:

    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.

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  25. Donald Kenneth Ward Jr. says:

    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.

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    • sue says:

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

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  26. walton ferris says:

    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!

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    • James Tarter says:

      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.

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  27. Angela Aprea says:

    How sad!

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  28. ty says:

    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

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  29. Jeanne says:

    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.

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    • Dlonna says:

      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

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      • 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.

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        • Kim Fuhrmann says:

          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!

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      • Vanessa says:

        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.

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    • Karen says:

      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

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      • ANH-USA says:

        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.

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        • Truth and Light says:

          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!

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    • Phyliss Myers says:

      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.

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