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August 24, 2010

EU food-supplement directive to override consumer choice - Health Supreme NewsGrabs Tuesday, 24 August 2010

EU food-supplement clampdown overrides consumer choice
In 2011, hundreds of food supplements and thousands of health-benefit claims concerning food supplements will be banished from the European market as each European Union member state enforces the EU Supplements Directive of 2002.

The system discriminates against small companies and new market entrants in favor of large companies and incumbent sellers because it presumes all products sold without incident to be unlawful unless proven based on clinical trial evidence to be safe and bioavailable. Proof, in the form of scientific dossiers, must establish to EFSA's satisfaction that products intended for sale are safe and bioavailable. No claims may henceforth be made unless scientific dossiers establish to EFSA's satisfaction that the claims are proven to a near conclusive degree. The dossiers are expensive, roughly[B1] US$500,000 or more per submission. At least 90 per cent of the companies in this market cannot afford to submit a dossier and so must either cease sales altogether or reduce product offerings to those that others succeed in getting approved.


Drug companies accused of 'conning' the public
An estimated 85 per cent of drugs coming onto the market offer only slight advances on existing treatments while having the potential to cause serious harm due to toxicity or misuse, the study concluded.

And invariably costing more than the drugs they replace, one might add.

Professor Donald Light described the pharmaceutical industry as a ''market for lemons'' - one in which the seller knows much more than the buyer about the product, and takes advantage of this fact. ''Sometimes drug companies hide or downplay information about serious side-effects of new drugs and overstate the drugs' benefits. Then, they spend two to three times more on marketing than on research to persuade doctors to prescribe these new drugs. Doctors may get misleading information and then misinform patients about the risks of a new drug. It's really a two-tier market for lemons.''


Sweden opens inquiry into suspect flu vaccine
Sweden's Medical Products Agency opened an inquiry Wednesday into vaccinations for swine flu made by British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, suspected of provoking narcolepsy.

The reports concern children aged between 12-16 years who developed symptoms compatible with narcolepsy, a chronic sleeping disorder, that occurred one to two months after vaccination against the H1N1 pandemic.


India: Four Babies Killed By Measles Vaccine
Minutes after they were given the measles vaccine, four infants - Kumari, Sanya, Rekha and Sahil fell acutely ill. They became breathless, began to sweat and their pulse fell rapidly - all symptoms of anaphylactic shock or a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine, and before they could get medical help at the local hospital, all four had died.

Such measles vaccine related deaths are rare but have been reported in the past. In 2008, four children died under similar circumstances in Tamil Nadu.


Vitamin D may treat or prevent allergy to common mold
"We found that adding vitamin D not only substantially reduced the production of the protein driving an allergic response, but it also increased production of the proteins that promote tolerance," notes Dr. Jay Kolls, Professor and Chair of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans.


Antibiotics on the Verge of Becoming Completely Useless
The journal Lancet Infectious Diseases recently published a sobering piece about how antibiotics are becoming wholly ineffective as treatments for infection. According to the report, even the most powerful antibiotics available are largely inadequate at tackling the emerging forms of new and powerful "super" bacteria.

Antibiotic overuse has become a pandemic problem. They are used in animal feed to make animals grow more quickly and they are handed out like candy by many doctors to people with almost any ailment. And they are simply not working anymore to fight infection.


Book: Seeds ... of germination ... or termination
The American Confederacy 2084. Nayla, a top scientist and respected board member of the mighty Carsanto Corporation, becomes the country's most wanted fugitive when she impulsively steals the company's only germinator seeds to protect the planet and her daughter's future. The act endangers Carsanto's malicious plan to take control of the world through genetically modified terminator seeds. With Carsanto's ruthless security officer in hot pursuit, Nayla flees to the United Canadian Communities where a solitary mountain trapper guides her on a soul-searching adventure as they strive to bring the seeds to safety.

At first torn between the simple cultures she discovers on the journey and the comforts of the old world she recklessly left behind, Nayla slowly begins to open her heart to the miracles of life. Yet as her old worldview crumbles, it leaves her fragile and confused about who she really is, and uncertain if she has the heart to complete her mission. Will she be able to recreate herself and escape? Will she be able to save her daughter and allow the seeds of life to germinate on earth?

My friend who passed on the link and who read the book, says: "There is a book I just finished, it is called "SEEDS" ... of germination or termination.

It is written by Hugo Bonjean. ISBN 978-0-9737542-2-3.

It is a futuristic story about the power struggle on this planet. I am sure you would like it."


Drug firms hiding negative research are unfit to experiment on people
After the New York attorney general sued GlaxoSmithKline over its "illegal and deceptive" reporting of the risks of its anti-depressant paroxetine (tradename Seroxat), GSK agreed to publish all trial data on a website. But, several years later, we saw last month that GSK and the Food and Drug Administration had sat on data showing that rosiglitazone (tradename Avandia) increased the risk of heart problems.

I can't see why any company withholding data should be allowed to conduct further experiments on people. I can't see why the state doesn't impose crippling fines. I hope it's because politicians don't understand the scale of the harm.


Janssen-Cilag applies for adult ADHD drug approval in Europe
Janssen-Cilag, a subsidiary of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company, has filed an application to get methylphenidate (sold as Ritalin and Concerta) approved for ADHD - Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder ... in adults.

There are a series of grave concerns with the drug's safety, which Larssen has outlined in a letter to the European Medical agencies and the EU Commission. He argues that the pharmaceutical company has not fulfilled its obligations even to keep the drug on the market, much less expand its use to a new indication.


FDA Set To Recall Unproven Drug after 14 Years
The Food and Drug Administration approved Shire Laboratories' drug ProAmatine in 1996 based on promising early results in treating low blood pressure. But the company has never submitted a mandatory follow-up study to actually prove the long-term benefits of the drug.

In letter to the company posted online Monday, the FDA proposes withdrawing the drug from the market and gives Shire an opportunity to schedule a hearing to discuss the matter. The letter marks the first time the FDA has threatened to pull a drug off the market due to missing follow-up data, though it has long held that power.


'The age of electronic medicine'
As part of its new iMedEd Initiative, the UC Irvine medical school has developed a comprehensive, iPad-based curriculum, reinventing how medicine is taught in the 21st century and becoming the first in the nation to offer entering students a completely digital, interactive learning environment.

"We are committed to using evolving technology to benefit the education of our medical students," says Dr. Ralph V. Clayman, dean of the School of Medicine. "It is our firm belief that a digitally based curriculum will be the wave of the future, and UCI seeks to be a leader in the innovative presentation of information to students."


P2P Medicine: How Patients and Doctors can collaborate
The July 2010 issue of Gordon Cook's Report on Internet Protocol, Technology, Economics, and Policy examines Dr David Zakim's Clinical Expert Operating System, an internet-based application that could literally change the future of medicine. Dr Zakim's aim is to bring patients and doctors together in a common effort to arrive at a proper diagnosis so a decision can be made what treatment is needed in each individual case. The system also has another major purpose. Data collected on individual patients can eventually combine to construct an extensive database of facts that would act as an ongoing clinical trial and could bring important new insights to medicine as a whole.


Another Autism Anomaly - Why do we have autism and they don't?
(Food Chain Radio #694)

(Note: We follow up a question first asked in Food Chain Radio #662: Why do we have 90 times more autism than the Amish?)

When it comes to vaccinations, I have had them all. At least, it seems that way!

From very early childhood, when the parents happily held up my bare bottom for the nurses needle, to the assembly-line air guns of the US Navys welcome to foreign ports, to vaccination cards laden with protection for trips to Egypt or the headwaters of the Amazon, to all those yearly flu vaccinations manufactured in a garage on the outskirts of Kowloon, I have willingly or not lined up for them all.

In fact, my blood now contains so much mercury-laden thimerosal preservative its probably good for 500 years, give or take.

And so when I featured Dan Olmsteads Amish autism anomaly in Food Chain Radio #662, I became fascinated by the apparent relationship of autism and vaccinations: Why do we who vaccinate have a rate of autism of 1 in 166, whereas the Amish who do not vaccinate have a rate of autism of 1 in 15,000?

Then I learned of another anomaly within the population of 30,000 patients of Homefirst Health Services, a clinic in metropolitan Chicago where no autism can be found. And so once again we pause to ask

Why do we have autism and they dont?


PTSD, infertility and other consequences of war
Boot camp and combat is bad enough; and such forced inhumanity as committing war crimes against civilians causes soldiers to suffer the mental trauma of PTSD. In addition, there is an unseen agent or disease vector at work here as well.

There, on the battlefield, the happy boys sent off to war by Mayor Gavin Newsom's Fleet Week an event responsible for a big chunk of the enlistments in the U.S. Navy and Marines will probably come in deadly contact with another San Francisco Bay Area product: depleted uranium, aka DU, and weaponized ceramic uranium oxide gas and aerosols, UO.

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Dr Mercola has a good health blog
Mike Adams publishes Natural News.
In the UK we have the One Click Group.
The Dr Rath Foundation campaigns for a New Healthcare System.
Natural health and nutrition on La Leva di Archimede
Food, Agriculture and more on the Organic Consumers Association site.


"The individual is supreme and finds the way through intuition"

 


posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Tuesday August 24 2010
updated on Tuesday December 21 2010

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