Thursday, April 2, 2009

B Vitamins Banned- No April Fool's Joke

One of the most important stories that so predictably flew under the radar of the national and local newspapers yet again was the announcement of the expected banning of Vitamin B-6 by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

This should serve as yet another wake-up call that the FDA is all about protecting the profits of so-called "Big Pharma," the manufacturers of all those lovely, overpriced drugs with their laundry lists of potentially deadly side effects, and other special interests groups as opposed to protecting the health of its people.

Vitamin B-6 is a natural supplement that has been declared a "drug" by the FDA, opening up an opportunity for Medicure Pharma, Inc. to profit off of a new B-6 "drug" in the near future.

This obviously sets a horrible precedent...look for tons of other pharmaceutical companies to get on board with snatching up the rights to sell natural supplements and vitamins as drugs and to gouge the living hell out of anyone who wants them or in many cases needs them to maintain healthy day-to-day functions.

This is insidiousism (yep, I made that word up, but whatever) of the first order and it must be stopped.

The problem is, not too many know about it thanks to our wonderful corporate-controlled media.

Now that you know, what do you plan to do about it? We all need to bind together and write letters to our Congressmen to keep an eye on these companies before staying healthy in this country becomes an unaffordable luxury.

You'd better act fast before we need a prescription to buy 10-dollar Hi-C juice boxes at the pharmacy to help stave off threats posed by lung cancer and stroke.