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Drug Company Attempts To Patent Supplements and Turn Them Into Drugs


P5P & Carpal tunnel
B6 & Colorectal Cancer risk
Human beings cannot live without vitamin B-6. It is also important for the prevention of cancer and the prevention and treatment of seizures, anemia, mental disorders including schizophrenia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions. Its effect on carpal tunnel can seem almost miraculous.A natural form of the vitamin, Pyridoxamine, was recently yanked off the market by the FDA. Why? Because a pharmaceutical company, BioStratum, wanted sole use of pyridoxamine in a drug, a drug which may or may not ever appear. The company filed a so-called citizens petition and the FDA agreed, notwithstanding protests from ANH-USA, other organizations, and thousands of citizens. You might ask: how can Pharma take a supplement off the market and claim exclusive use of it as a prescription drug? The FDA does not presently feel obligated to answer this question.Read More>>

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stop Tell the FDA that You Oppose The Drug Company Petition To Ban P5P, The Natural And Bio-available Form Of Vitamin B6!

Please Take Action Now!

P5P Is The natural form of B6 that your body actually uses. ALL other forms of B6 must be converted to P5P to use them. You will die without P5P. It naturally occurs in food. Do not let the drug industry appropriate it and convert it into a high priced prescription drug. The FDA is considering a petition filed by a pharmaceutical company, Medicure Pharma. The company is requesting a ban on dietary supplements containing pyridoxal 5’-phosphate (P5P), the bio-active and natural form of vitamin B6.

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Protect Your Right To Natural and Bio-available Vitamin B-6!
April 10, 2010All forms of B-6, natural or synthetic, must be converted to P5P, another natural form, for the body to use it. Another drug company, Medicure Pharma, wants sole use of P5P and so has petitioned the FDA to ban its use as a supplement as well.

Help Save P5P (the Natural and Bio-available Form of Vitamin B-6)
March 17, 2009The FDA is considering a petition to ban a natural vitamin supplement called P5P, because a pharmaceutical manufacturer fears that a synthetic drug it makes that works similarly could be overshadowed by the natural vitamin. The elimination of P5P could make people who have difficulty converting vitamin B-6 in their bodies entirely dependent on the drugs—and thus the drug manufacturers—for their survival.Read More>>

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