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|Oct 7, 2007||These consumers are concerned about bills currently being considered by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, which would classify DHEA as an anabolic steroid|
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FEATURED RESEARCHAn increasing number of people are searching for ways to wean themselves off prescribed medications. There is good news for those who have Crohn's disease. A recently released German study successfully used the Chinese herb wormwood (also called Artemisia or "Sweet Annie") to reduce the dose of the steroid prednisone. There was an almost complete remission in those of the group of Crohn's patients receiving the wormwood compared to none in the placebo group. Review "Ancient Folk Remedy Reduces Steroid Dosage" at and determine if this is something you should discuss with your physician. We thank The Health Resource for bringing this to our attention.
FEATURED ISSUEDHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a naturally occurring hormone that is reported to have a wide range of benefits. It is most frequently used by elderly consumers and others with deficient hormone levels. These consumers are concerned about bills currently being considered by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, which would classify DHEA as an anabolic steroid, add it to the list of controlled substances, and remove it from the store shelves.DHEA dietary supplements have been on the market for over 20 years. Some feel that the legislators who introduced these bills are acting on false information and concern about the public outrage over the abuse of steroids.What is DHEA?"DHEA Report: Facilitates Anti-Aging, Enhances Libido, Rejuvenates the Immune System, Prevents Heart Disease, Reduces Body Fat, Tames Stress, Restores Memory, Fights Cancer" Vitality Research InstituteNatural Products Association comments about the bills may be reviewed online. It is interesting that we were not able to locate any websites supporting Senate bill 762 or House of Representatives bill 1249.
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|Oct 3, 2007||Is our adverse drug reaction (ADR) surveillance system working? The inquest into the teen's death responded with a resounding, 'No.'|
AUGUST 30, 2004
VOLUME 1 NO. 15
Is Health Canada doing enough to prevent adverse drug reactions?
ADR faxes and 'Dear doctor' letters fail to stem the rising tideof deadly new side effects
By Marlene Busko
Just when you thought it was safe to reach for the prescription pad, doubts about Canada's system for tracking drugs post-approval have come calling once again. The spironolactone controversy was sparked by an article in the August 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine which highlighted the high number of hyperkalemia deaths in Ontario, linked to spironolactone, when used in conjunction with ACE inhibitors. This controversy recalls an earlier prescribing catastrophe from 2000. In March of that year, 15-year-old Vanessa Young, of Oakville, ON, collapsed and died from a heart attack. The coroner's report concluded that she died from bulimia nervosa in conjunction with cisapride toxicity. [full story]
|Oct 3, 2007||Health Canada muzzles oilsands whistleblower. AB physician sounded cancer alarm, slapped with College complaint|
Health Canada muzzles oilsands whistleblower
AB physician sounded cancer alarm, slapped with College complaint
By Peter Woodford
Elevated cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan support Dr O'Connor's claimFrom Fort Chipewyan Health Data Analysis by Alberta Health & Wellness and Alberta Cancer Board, April 2006
A northern Alberta physician who publicly aired concerns over carcinogenic pollution from the massive oilsands development is being investigated by the province's College of Physicians and Surgeons. The complaint against him comes from none other than Health Canada, which claims the physician caused "undue alarm."
The doc — widely held to be Dr John O'Connor of Fort Chipewyan — says he's got a hunch the copious amounts of arsenic dumped into the water by the project might explain why so many of his mostly aboriginal patients are presenting with cancer — including rarer forms like cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). [full story]
|Oct 3, 2007||FDA Officials Sued Over Conflicts of Interests Part I|
FDA Officials Sued Over Conflicts of Interests Part I
September 30, 2007. By Evelyn Pringle
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Washington, DC: A lawsuit recently filed in a federal court in Ohio against FDA officials on behalf of terminal cancer patients provides a rare window into the inner workings of an agency hijacked by pharmaceutical industry giants and stacked with insiders by President George Bush to guard against any threat to the profits of his top campaign contributors.The lawsuit's complaint describes a conspiracy orchestrated by top FDA officials to basically drive a small company, Dendreon, out of business with the obvious goal of eliminating competition in what has become a thriving new industry involving the treatment of men with prostate cancer.The complaint gives the details of a step-by-step plot to sabotage the FDA approval process of Provenge, the first-of-a-kind vaccine that can prolong the lives of men with late-stage cancer. Prostate cancer patients have been waiting for the approval of Provenge for years. The New York Times first reported on a study back on October 29, 2004, the day after Dendreon announced the results that showed that "an experimental vaccine extended the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer."The findings also were discussed by Dr Eric Small of the University of California at San Francisco in February 2005, at a meeting in Florida that was co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Here, he presented the study in which Provenge was given to a group of 82 men whose cancer had progressed after surgery and radiation treatment, and a similar group of 45 men who had received a placebo. [full story]
|Oct 1, 2007||We truly live in an era of unprecedented "official" fraud, criminality and insanity.|
The OUTLAWING of Nature and Health! This is an outrage – and shows clearly the stranglehold control that Big-Pharma has over the health/lives of citizens- via the dictatorial, legalistic Criminalization and Elimination of Nature and the wisdom of millennia – in a “supposedly” free country – that now insists on “exporting/ inflicting” this Dictatorial-Corporate/Big-Brother-Government Control on the rest of the planet via the regulations of CODEX - all in the NAME of “Protecting us!”.
We truly live in an era of unprecedented "official" fraud, criminality and insanity.
A vehement and immediate response to this injustice and outrage is absolutely essential.
Please e-mail email@example.com and/or phone the state Commissioner of the Department of Health, Susan Cooper at 615-741-3111 or the Board of Medical Examiners at 615-532-3202.
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The Board of Medical Examiners with a corrupt judge as usual are squandering their resources, or should I say doing their real job, by unlawfully and abusively interfering with our rights to choose nutrition as a therapy. Could the phenomenal success, safety and use of nutrients be a factor? Who exactly are they protecting? It sure is not the consumer! [full story]
|Sep 30, 2007||a court has penetrated a seemingly impregnable immunity enjoyed by Health Canada regulators when it comes to faulty medical devices|
Go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070911.wimplant11/BNStory/National/home
Jaw-implant class action given the go-ahead
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
September 11, 2007 at 5:05 AM EDT
An Ontario Superior Court judge has given an unprecedented green light to a class-action lawsuit against the federal government over jaw implants that disintegrated, leaving an estimated 2,600 people suffering a lifetime of intense, chronic pain.
The case, which could result in settlements worth hundreds of millions of dollars, is the first in which a court has penetrated a seemingly impregnable immunity enjoyed by Health Canada regulators when it comes to faulty medical devices.
Yesterday's ruling granted legal "certification" to the plaintiffs, a major hurdle in a class action that usually results in the defendant offering a settlement.
In his decision, Mr. Justice Maurice Cullity was quick to dismiss as [full story]
|Sep 30, 2007||all regulatory bodies are indirectly or directly created by the industry and solely exist to foist unsafe products procedures etc on the unsuspecting public.|
Wow this is truly a refreshing event. It is really sad that this sort of thing can even happen. Like so many regulations and procedures* this is yet another clear example of abuse of authority whereby illegal activity is made legal to serve the abusers. In my opinion just reversing a wrong does not make it right - what about just compensation equivalent that really damages Monsanto - as was done to those innocents who lost much more than their lively hoods? Also those unethical jugdes that allow this to continue should also be be included in any settlements....
*"...all regulatory bodies are indirectly or directly created by the industry and solely exist to foist unsafe products procedures etc on the unsuspecting public. Their prime function is to act as shield for the industry, in the event something goes wrong, then all the industry has to do is state that it is not their fault as the purported poisons etc. have been approved by the government (aka FDA, HC, TGA and now Codex etc.), thus getting them off the hook." [full story]
|Sep 26, 2007||An example of a Government Agency Protecting Sugar, Aspartame and Splenda interests:|
An example of a Government Agency Protecting Sugar, Aspartame and Splenda interests: US FDA attacks the herbal no calorie sweetener Stevia. Where was MSNBC and the rest of the research challenged media when U.S. FDA agents in Texas attempted to burn a warehouse full of books about Stevia?Celestial Seasonings herbal teas containing Stevia are on supermarket and natural food store shelves in Canada and have been for several years. Is action by Health Canada next? Remember to ask HC's boss federal health minister Tony Clements: "Where are the bodies?" - CW [full story]
|Sep 23, 2007||the US Veterans Administration (VA), which treats many American veterans, has been deliberately withholding cancer incidence data|
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From: Iris Atzmon
THE HEIGHT OF ABSURDITY
The next time you read a news story about how cancer is decreasingly a problem in the US, think again. California officials have revealed that the US Veterans Administration (VA), which treats many American veterans, has been deliberately withholding cancer incidence data from state cancer registries across the country. This has resulted in up to 70,000 newly diagnosed cancer cases per year - about 5 percent of the national total - going unrecorded in the past few years.
An internal report from the California cancer surveillance agency reveals that the VA stopped reporting cancer cases to state registries in late 2004. As a consequence of this policy, "statewide and national data will be incomplete and inaccurate," says Kurt Snipes of the Cancer Surveillance Branch of the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. [full story]
|Sep 16, 2007||Health Canada approval rules called 'insanity'|
Cancer scans snarled in red tape
Health Canada approval rules called 'insanity'
Michelle Lang, Calgary HeraldPublished: Monday, August 27, 2007
This fall, the Alberta Cancer Board hopes Ottawa will approve a substance it produces for use in cancer images known as PET scans, a move that could allow hundreds of additional patients to undergo the important diagnostic technique annually.
But the process of applying for Health Canada's approval of the product -- fluorodeoxyglucose, or FDG -- has been described as a case of bureaucratic "insanity," requiring years of research, $2 million in costs and a 12-binder submission to government. [full story]