Drug abusers cost our nation over $67 billion dollars per year.
Maybe the FDA needs to focus on that,not supplement abuse.
Two thousand people die every year by simply taking asprin.
I don’t see the FDA emptying peoples medicine cabinets out.
Their only goal is money.
One fully referenced report shows the number of people having in-hospital, adverse reactions to prescribed drugs to be 2.2 million per year. The number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections is 20 million per year. The number of unnecessary medical and surgical procedures performed annually is 7.5 million per year. The number of people exposed to unnecessary hospitalization annually is 8.9 million per year.
The most stunning statistic, however, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251.5)
And the FDA’s major concern is people taking too much ephedra?
Did you know creatine is on their hate-list also?
Where are you getting these numbers? (not that I am saying they are wrong)
I can give testimony to the fact that these numbers are correct. I’ve read them on rense.com and Dr. Mercola’s website. If you go to Jeff Rense’s site and search the archives on medical deaths you should be able to pull it up, and they had references and links to sites along with the article.
It was actually a pretty interesting read as the guy that did the research pointed out that the 783,936 deaths by conventional medicine is probably much lower that the real number. He pointed out that often times the Doctors will perscribe the wrong drug and kill a patient, which is not listed as medical or malpractice death but it is listed as a drug interaction death, plus many times the patients death is listed as natural or unavoidable due to their ailments.
He also pointed out that the number of patients that are mis treated, mis diagnosed, even if it did not result in death, is more likely to be much higher than his numbers show as the medical community does their best to hide these problems, not report them or cover them up.
He explains that the biggest problem with Doctors is that there is no accurate reporting method for cataloging their errors, and doing so is greatly discouraged. The medical system is not set up to provide a clear number on this point, and there are no standard practices available to them for reporting purposes.
As he pointed out, these were only the numbers that were reported and far from complete. Given that, in reality it is even scarier than the numbers show.
Ain’t that a bummer!!!
Big Pharma is the devil incarnate, they would pull every healthy thing from the shelves feed us posion, tell us it is regulated and good for us, and then monopolize our treatments so that there is no possibility for us to ever get well.
Why do they target Bodybuilding supplements. Healthy strong men and women do not go to the doctor often, nor take their meds. Only way to keep up their profits is to turn us all into unhealthy fat disgustingly sick people, that way we will keep going back and getting more of their meds for our ills!!!
Oh! also, how can we trust a Agency that put nutra sweet on the shelves?
Another fact, the year Nutra Sweet was approved brain tumors jumped 30% that year and climbing ever since!!
BTW Nutra Sweet never passed one toxicology study back in the 1970s NOT ONE, interacted with almost every drug ingested. It is a neuro-excitotoxin causes obesity and fat gain!!!
Don’t believe me on Nutra-Sweet, go search it out on the Web, read the book “Sweet Posion Sweet Misery” the information is there. Nasty Nasty stuff!!
And not only no but hell no do the number of people experienceing reactions from herbs even come close to big pharma meds. Hell the chinese have been using herbal formulas for thousands of years with no ill side effects. Some of the Chinese Herbal Patent Formulas are 5000 years old. What’s the oldest pharmaceutical I think it is Digitalis which is like 110 years old.
Go search this stuff out on the web lots of great referenced info out there to look at!!!