CODEX--FDA threatens our freedom in 7 days! Off-Topic

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by hencackle, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    If you take any supplements at all--multivitamins, herbs, etc., then please make your voices heard. The FDA wants to turn more power over to the Big Pharma industry, as if they needed more money! They want a BIG bite of the health food industry. If CODEX passes, then you will need a doctor's prescription to buy these things. A prescription for homeopathic remedies, juices, and even massage oils.

    Don't give up your freedoms! Please click on the link for more information:

    I know its off-topic, but I felt this message was extremely important.
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It's not like the FDA has nothing better to do, like keep our food sources safe...[​IMG]
    i signed.
  3. Varisha

    Varisha Songster

    Mar 22, 2007
    Do you have a link to exactly what the FDA is trying to pass?
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN

    To sum it in one sentence: the FDA is trying to kill natural medicine and supplements.
    Codex will make sure that any supplements allowed to be sold over the counter will have a lower potency. You can bet that any supplement sold as a "prescription" will have a ridiculously high price just as patent drug does.

    Please look at
    Scoll down to the lower left and click on the 5 Minute Codex Tour and it gives a 7-point summary of Codex Alimentarius.

    I believe that we have the right to use whatever products we feel protect our health.

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2007
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    And I read the whole thing!? [​IMG]
  6. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Spotted Crow,
    Thanks for signing...and reading. I appreciate it.
  7. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

    Mar 29, 2007
    Quote:LOL LOL LOL !!!!!
  8. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    East Brady, PA
    I signed it.
    Seems to me the FDA is spread way too thin these days. We found out three days ago that a company that supplied a pediatric cardiac shunt used in my son's 1st open heart surgery was shut down after 2 (2!!??!!!) warning letters. My son has a serious heart defect. He had to have his second stage of surgery on an emergency basis and had a massive infection surrounding the shunt, then had a stroke as a by-product of that infection.
    The infection was caused by the shunt. Had the FDA done their job properly and shut down this company initially, instead of sending a warning letter, my son may not have had his complications.
    So, anyway, yeah, I signed, LOL. FDA needs to stick to serious drugs, not our vitamins.
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    What a horrible thing for you and your son, Jessica. How is he now?

    At one time, the FDA was a good thing...not anymore. Its a scary thing to see drug stores popping up everywhere and drugs advertised on television and in magazines. After Celebrex ads being off the air for a few years, Pfizer is all set to re-launch television ads.

    I have a friend that was perfectly healthy before taking Pempro. She had a stroke and breast cancer, all due to Pempro according to her doctor. Although the HRT studies were stopped because the dangers to women were too great, why is there a contraceptive pill (Lybrel) that prevents menstruation? That's way too much messing with hormones, in my opinion.

    Sorry for my rant. Stephanie
  10. maggiePI

    maggiePI In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2007
    S. Oregon
    I signed it - I wouldn't be functional w/out my supplements and I couldn't afford them if they go to prescription - hmmm maybe that's the idea - kill off some of us and make more room for the ones with money? [​IMG]

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