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FDA Part3: What does the FDA do?

In ALL ARTICLES on March 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm

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Alright, someone tell me what the FDA does.

  • You get growth hormones in practically all fruits and vegetables and meats.
  • You get pesticides in nearly all fruit juices.
  • You got high counts of mercury in fish.
  • You have a food pyramid that is completely wrong.
  • The most unhealthy foods and snacks in schools.
  • You get a combination of growth hormones, bacteria, and who knows what else in milk.
  • The worlds largest fast food chains are using diseased/sick cows and chickens.
  • You got pharmaceutical companies working on products that cure symptoms and not the actually cause.
  • And on top of that, those drugs are being recalled! You got major drugs like Vioxx being recalled. So backward movement in the drugs to cure the diseases.
  • At one point widespread cigerettes and alcohol addiction could have been stopped. Wiped out, before you ever knew it existed. Now it’s allowed to be sold with a warning that it may essentially kill you. What are they saying really.
  • Well for one, if they are allowing it to be sold, it’s “FDA Approved”. So essentially anything FDA approved is a joke. It may kill you.

I’m starting to think the healthcare crisis we’re seeing around the world is primarily due to very poor regulation of food and drugs and we will have to pay for all their errors down the line in taxes through a social security and humanitarian initiative.

Maybe they are saying we are in a famine type situation. We don’t have enough food to feed our country. We are in a food shortage crisis. Rather than continue pumping out quality foods and make our country healthy, lets allow farmers and companies to pump out whatever they can by whatever methods they can and cover it up.

In a lot of religous texts they say in the end time, there will be widespread famine. My question is, with all the scientific break throughs in food modification, will we notice? Or will it be covered up by the FDA?

If foods were natural, healthier, cleaner, would we be in a shortage? How much would this food cost? Are natural/organic foods very expensive now because their is a shortage? Or because nobody produces them anymore?

If you were the President and had access to this information, the information of what’s really going on, what would you do? Perhaps you’d move out to the middle of nowhere like Crawford Texas and live on a ranch and have your own water filtration system. Oh wait, he does that now!

I think It’s time we start considering this as a group.

via http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread130891/pg1/

FDA Part 2: Is the FDA Safe and Effective?

In ALL ARTICLES on March 24, 2009 at 4:16 pm

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Is the FDA Safe and Effective?

Drawing on this body of research, we evaluate the costs and benefits of FDA policy. We also present a detailed history of the FDA, a review of the major plans for FDA reform, a glossary of terms, a collection of quotes from economists who have studied the FDA, and a bibliography with many webbed links. A more detailed table of contents follows. We are happy to receive comments and criticisms.

Daniel B. Klein, Ph.D. and Alexander Tabarrok, Ph.D.

Medical drugs and devices cannot be marketed in the United States unless the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants specific approval. We argue that FDA control over drugs and devices has large and often overlooked costs that almost certainly exceed the benefits. We believe that FDA regulation of the medical industry has suppressed and delayed new drugs and devices, and has increased costs, with a net result of more morbidity and mortality. A large body of academic research has investigated the FDA and with unusual consensus has reached the same conclusion.

via http://www.fdareview.org/

FDA Part 1: Adult Stem Cells found in everyone’s body are drugs, subject to regulation and monitoring

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 24, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Fact:

The FDA announced their recent position that adult stem cells (cells found in everyone’s body) are “drugs” and should be monitored, controlled and regulated by the FDA.  The FDA will be able to tell you when and how they can be used. Even if your life could be saved by a stem cell transplant from your own body and to your own body, you may first have to receive approval from the FDA before getting treatment.

Book excerpt:

“We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes . . .” – “Next” by Michael Chrichton

Tomorrow?:

Plans are in the works to regulate your urine, feces, spit, sperm and all other bodily fluids and organs.  These bodily fluids, etc. , once regulated, will be legally available to pharmaceutical companies for purchase, ownership, patent and exclusive distribution.

Summation:

You don’t have to go to a foreign country to live out the urban legend of waking up in a bathtub full of ice with a kidney or liver or stem cells missing.  It can happen right here in the US.  The only difference is, here it will happen in broad daylight and with the full approval and backing of the FDA, the US goverment, legal courts and health care industry.  Does this sound preposterous?  Conspiracy theorist? Ridiculous?

I wish.  Read on… -dg

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Physician Group Opposes FDA’s Position on Adult Stem Cells

BROOMFIELD, COLO. (March 24, 2009)-The American Stem Cell Therapy Association announced today the on-line publication of its mission statements and charter.  The organization was formed in response to the FDA’s recent position that the adult stem cells found in everyone’s body are drugs, a position the ASCTA opposes. This physician organization is establishing laboratory guidelines which will allow doctors to bring adult stem cell therapy to their patients more quickly.  These guidelines will be similar to those used by fertility specialists in In-Vitro Fertilization labs, where many of the same cell culture techniques are used.

“Many patients are dying or suffering day by day with incurable diseases or problems that require major surgery.  These patients should have access to basic adult stem cell therapy now.” stated Christopher J. Centeno, M.D.  “ASCTA is establishing guidelines which will allow the safe use of the patient’s own adult stem cells under the supervision of doctors.” continued Centeno.  Another ASCTA physician member, Frank Falco, M.D. stated, “The FDA’s position against someone using their own stem cells is taking it too far. We are talking about a person using their own tissue to treat a degenerative disorder or process safely without the use of medications or surgery. Although we agree that oversight and standards are necessary, this should be provided through a physician organization such as ASCTA rather than by a government agency.”

Adult stem cells are different from embryonic stem cells.  These cells are found in the patient’s body in various tissues.  In order to obtain enough stem cells for treatment, they often need to be cultured, similar to today’s fertility treatments. Adult stem cells have undergone much more research than embryonic stem cells and thus are closer to real world treatments.  These adult stem cells are taken from the patient’s own body (autologous) and ACSTA believes that they are therefore the safest for use in treating patients.

The ASCTA is a physician group comprised of various medical and surgical specialties whose goal is to bring safe stem cell therapy to patients by establishing laboratory and clinical guidelines.  See www.stemcelldocs.orgChristopher Centeno, M.D. is a board certified pain management specialist in Colorado who utilizes The Regenexx Procedure, an innovative adult stem cell therapy that helps patients avoid the need for more invasive orthopedic surgery.  Dr. Centeno has published numerous medical research papers on the clinical application of adult mesenchymal stem cells. Frank Falco, M.D. is a board certified pain management physician and program director of the Temple University Hospital pain medicine fellowship located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who implements minimally invasive techniques for treatment of painful conditions including degenerative spine disorders.

via http://www.stemcelldocs.org/Media_Room.html

The Great Stem Cell Debate – Part 1 (an anti-embryonic song)

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on March 24, 2009 at 2:14 pm
I found this online and this is posted for information only and does not reflect my opinion about stem cells.  For my opinion, go here: https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/03/21/2793/ -dg
Dream Theater
The Great Debate lyrics

What if someone said
Promise lies ahead
Hopes are high in certain scientific circles
Life won’t have to end
You could walk again

What if someone said
Problems lie ahead
They’ve uncovered something highly controversial
The right to life is strong
Can’t you see it’s wrong

Human kind has reached a turning point
Poised for conflict at ground zero
Ready for a war
Do we look to our unearthly guide
Or to white coat heroes
Searching for a cure

Turn to the light
Don’t be frightened of the shadows it creates
Turn to the light
Turning away would be a terrible mistake

Anarchistic moral vision
Industries of death
Facing violent opposition
Unmolested breaths

Ethic inquisitions breed
Antagonistic views
Right wing sound bite premonitions
A labyrinth of rules

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life
Taking life to save life
Life to save life

This embryonic clay
Wrapped in fierce debate
Would be thrown away
Or otherwise discarded

Some of us believe
It may hold the key
To treatment of disease
And secrets highly guarded

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Life to save life
Justified in taking
Life to save life
Life to save life

Human kind has reached a turning point
Poised for conflict at ground zero
Ready for a war
Do we look to our unearthly guide
Or to white coat heroes
Searching for the cure

Turn to the light
Don’t be frightened of the shadows it creates
Turn to the light
Turning away would be a terrible mistake

We’re reaching
But have we gone too far

Harvesting existence
Only to destroy
Carelessly together
We are sliding

Someone else’s future
Four days frozen still
Someone else’s fate
We are deciding

Miracle potential
Sanctity of life
Faced against each other
We’re divided

Should we push the boundaries
Or should we condemn
Moral guilt and science
Have collided

Turn to the light
We defy our own mortality these days
Turn to the light
Pay attention to the questions we have raised

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