Dr. Brownstein: The FDA Needs to be Replaced

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by Dr. Brownstein
Holistic Medicine

At FDA.gov, it states, “FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.”

That sounds good to me.  Too bad it is simply not true.

Two things have irritated me today. (And irritation is one of the things that causes me to start writing!)

The first, is a Medscape article that is headlined, “FDA Proposes Ban of Powdered Medical Gloves.” (Found at:  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/860722?nlid=102645_3901&src=wnl_newsalrt_160321_MSCPEDIT&uac=83217PG&impID=1031379&faf=1)

The article states that after signaling its intentions for years, the US FDA unveiled a proposal to ban most powdered medical gloves to guard against multiple health threats to clinicians and patients.  Surgical gloves were first used in the late 19th Century and powder was used to make them easier to put on.  However, all powders used have been found to cause problems in the patients exposed to them including the formation of adhesions and granulomas.

The FDA described the problems with powdered gloves in 1997.   Over the next 19 years, many professional organizations such as the American College of Surgeons recommended that powdered gloves should be banned.  During this time, the FDA received several citizen petitions recommending a ban against these gloves.

Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health stated, “We take bans very seriously and only take this action when we feel it’s necessary to protect the public health.”

Here’s what I state: “GIVE ME A BREAK.  WHERE WERE YOU FOR THE PAST 19 YEARS WHILE PATIENTS WERE SUFFERING AND YOU KNEW THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH THESE GLOVES?”

19 years? Pathetic.

Irritation number 2:

In this case, the FDA, the same FDA asleep at the switch for 19 years in the story above, has decided to act quickly.

(Some of the following information came from Mike Adams at Natural News.com:  http://www.naturalnews.com/053369_CBD_hemp_oil_extract_FDA_regulations.html)

The FDA has just launched a massive regulatory assault against cannabidiol (CBD) oil.  CBD oil comes from marijuana and it many medicinal uses.  I have successfully used medical marijuana (in the form of CBD oil) for many patients including those suffering with pain, seizures, autoimmune disorders and cancer.

Since CBD oil is a natural substance, you would think that the FDA could not ban it.  However, in our crazy world, you would think wrong.  So, how does the FDA move to ban the use of a natural substance?

It is easy.  A drug company decided to research the benefits of CBD oil.  This research triggered the FDA to consider CBD a substance to be  ‘authorized for investigation as a new drug’ if it is the subject of an Investigational New Drug application (IND) that has gone into effect.  You can read this for yourself here, under section 13:  http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm421168.htm#dietarysuppl

Folks, the FDA does not work for us.  It works for Big Pharma.  The FDA has started sending letters to companies manufacturing CBD oil informing them to stop producing and marketing it.  Then, a Big Pharma company will come in and offer CBD oil for a price many times above what people are paying now.

If the FDA was working for us, the citizens, it would not wait 19 years to ban something that has been proven to be harmful.  Nor would it allow the second most toxic chemical known to mankind—mercury—in any vaccine.  For that matter, it would not allow neurotoxins such as aluminum and MSG in vaccines as well.  However, that is for another story.

I hope the next U.S. President will address the failures at the FDA.  These failures are mammoth and criminal.  Folks, the FDA is beyond fixing.  It needs to be replaced with a true agency that is looking out for our health.

DrB

Read the full article at DrBrownstein.com

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