BB and Others:
I know that in the past you’ve had some great insights on the Pharmaceutical Industry…so I wanted to direct this to you and others with some knowledge.
This is a VERY sketchy outline…
But as you all may (or may not) know…CODEX is in a final stages of ratification. In essense, it’s a International set of codes that:
1)Decides what Supplements can be sold OTC and in what concentrations.
(Needless to say, the amounts that will be allowed to be sold OTC are in amounts so small as to be almost useless).
- IF they are in more potent amounts, they will a) be INFINITELY more expensive and b)only be available by prescription.
This is what makes me angry (if it is true):
1)The Legislation WAS and IS strongly supported by U.S. Pharmaceutical Companies (DUH!) (which are really International Corporations merely based in the U.S.).
- They were a driving force behind passage of the Legislation.
It seems like the Pharmaceutical Companies did an “end around” after Congress rejected their attempt at gaining control over our access to effective and inexpensive OTC supplements.
I’m also angry that it’s VERY likely that we will end up with limited access to those effective supplements…and in some cases, could mean the end of the Supplement Industry as we know it…
PLEASE tell me that I’m wrong and over-reacting…