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

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

  1. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    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:
    http://www.democracyinaction.org/di...althfreedomusa/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=7185

    I know its off-topic, but I felt this message was extremely important.
    Stephanie
     
  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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Varisha,

    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 www.healthfreedomusa.org/index.php
    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.

    Stephanie
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2007
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

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

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL LOL LOL !!!!!
     
  8. jessied1227

    jessied1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
    Sheesh.
    Jessica
     
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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