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FDA a Colossal Failure

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Food and Drug Administration!

What “they” will tell you:

“Herbal remedies have been linked to kidney damage, heart attacks and strokes”

“In 1994, Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), which exempts manufacturers of herbal dietary supplements from seeking approval from the FDA before marketing a remedy.

“In the next four years, the FDA recorded 184 deaths from dietary supplements. The American Association of of Poison Control Centers received nearly 7,000 reports on supplements in 1998 alone, with 1,369 cases involving hospitalization.

“After DSHEA was enacted, the multi-billion dollar industry ballooned by 80 percent. Quality control issues, however, have also ballooned. California investigators recently found that one-third of 260 imported Asian[1] herbal supplements were either spiked with drugs not listed on the label or contained lead, arsenic or mercury.”

What “they” won’t tell you:

“They” claim that the FDA recorded 184 deaths from dietary supplements in a four-year period. This statement is more than extremely misleading, it is simply not true!!

“They” conveniently fail to mention that this number represents an average of only 46 such incidents per year our of multiple millions of herbal supplements consumed annually, and they also conveniently fail to mention the fact that in nearly every one of these cases, the victims were also taking prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. The combination of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications alone could have caused the deaths, and may have had absolutely nothing at all to do with the dietary supplements.

“They” claim that in 1998 the American Association of Poison Control Centers received nearly 7,000 reports on supplements, and that 1,369 cases involved hospitalization.

“They” conveniently fail to mention that:

   • Approximately 80% of all Americans now safely use some form of natural health care, most involving dietary supplements.

   • Adverse drug reactions to correctly-prescribed prescription medications are the fourth leading killer in America. You are more apt to die from the correct prescription medication that your doctor and pharmacist provide than from an accident, pneumonia, heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. READ MORE.

   • A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that adverse drug reactions may be the fourth-ranking cause of death in the United States, right after heart disease, cancer, and stroke. It is estimated that correctly prescribed prescription medications cause between 76,000 and 137,000 deaths a year, plus 2,200,000 serious nonfatal reaction. The death rate from adverse drug reactions is roughly equivalent of a fully-loaded Boeing 747 crashing every single day of the year! READ MORE.

   • Doctors’ prescribing errors and drug mishaps, according to the U.S. General Accounting Office, cost an estimated $20 billion a year. READ MORE.

   • In 1998, under FDA supervision, an estimated one million Americans were never told they were given Hepatitis C-infected blood. The Center for Disease Control says, as a result, 300,000 were infected with deadly Hepatitis C. READ MORE.

Compare the statistics:

Only 46 

deaths a year (during a four-year study) which may possibly have been related to dietary supplements, but which probably were not at all related to supplements.

But ...


76,000 to 137,000 

deaths every year which are positively known to be related to correctly prescribed prescription medications. The statistics are so uncertain because the medical profession, according to the American Medical Association (cited in a recent issue of Reader’s Digest and broadcast on a TV episode of Dateline), is more concerned with protecting the reputation of physicians than it is with protecting the health of those whom it is sworn to serve.

Plus ...



additional deaths each year due to medical malpractice. READ MORE

For a total of ...


   226,000 to 287,000 

deaths every year directly caused by the medical/pharmaceutical industry.


Only 1,369 

cases in one year that required hospitalization related to food supplements.

But ... 



cases every single year that require hospitalization from correctly prescribed pharmaceutical medications.

This means that for every single person in America who dies from causes possibly related to all classes of dietary supplements combined, between 1,652 and 2,978 people will die from causes known for certain to be related to correctly prescribed pharmaceuticals.

You run a risk of an adverse reaction to correctly prescribed medications that is between 1,652 and 2,978 times greater than that for all classes of food supplements combined.

When the known medical malpractice deaths are added to that total, as many as 6,239 people will die from “traditional” medicine (alopathic medicine, that practiced by MDs) for each person who dies from “natural” medicine. Saying it another way, “natural” medicine is 6,239 times safer than “scientific” medicine.

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 07/25/12 at 16:14 EDT was 314,023,082. [Click here for the current estimate.] From the above statistics, you run a risk of one chance in 125 that you will be hospitalized from your correctly-prescribed pharmaceutical medication, but only a risk of one chance in 200,964 of an adverse reaction to a food supplement. That means that prescription medications with FDA supervision are 1,608 times more dangerous than food supplements without FDA supervision.

Pharmaceuticals Are 62,000 Times More Likely to Kill You Than Supplements

Incidentally, medical negligence accounts for 150,000 deaths per year; handguns only account for 30,000 deaths per year. Doctors kill five times as many people as guns! Click here.

More tidbits they won’t tell you:

   • In order for a substance to be classified as a “drug” it must have detrimental side effects.

   • Pharmaceutical companies can charge as much as they want for their products because patents protect drugs from copycat versions for 20 years after the drug is invented.

   • The United States and Morocco are presently negotiating a deal that will extend the drug patents from 20 to 30 years (Ahmad, Khabir. The Lancet December 6, 2003).

   • Members of the FDA advisory boards who make decisions regarding approval of pharmaceuticals own stock in the very drug companies for whom they are making the approvals. It is clear that the FDA therefore has a vested interest in getting herbs and other natural remedies off the market and out of competition with their own stock portfolios. [More info here about the FDA’s Conflict of Interest]

   • In yet another blatant conflict of interest, in 2002 the FDA took Chinese Red Rice (Hongqu) off the market because it was extremely effective in the control of serum cholesterol levels and threatened the profits of the manufacturers of drugs like Mevacor (lovastatin), Pravachol, Zocor, Lipitor, Baycol (which killed 31 patients before it was taken off the market), and Crestor (currently awaiting FDA approval).

Hongqu was demonstrated to be effective at controlling cholesterol levels without the increased risk of cancer that is associated with many cholesterol drugs. Read more about the Ephedra Hoax here.

Another danger of prescription cholesterol drugs is that if your cholesterol is too low you will have an increased risk of mood disorders, depression, stroke, violence. The following articles contain additional information about the dangers of low cholesterol:

Low Cholesterol Linked to Depression
Low Cholesterol Causes Aggressive Behavior and Depression
Low Cholesterol Linked to Violence
Low Cholesterol Linked to Stroke Risk
Low Cholesterol and Albumin Bad Signs in Elderly
Statins May Impair Brain Function
Low Cholesterol May Affect Mood

Although specific herbal combinations and formulas can be partially protected by patents and copyrights, herbs and herbal-based supplements in the main cannot be patented, because God invented them, not man! Therefore, without the financial incentives and rewards of patents, there is no significant financial advantage to the spending of untold millions of dollars on unnecessary “clinical studies” to “prove” the efficacy of natural supplements; nor should there ever be a need to have natural products that God created “approved” by a panel of “experts” who ignore the facts anyway [see “FDA and the Ephedra Hoax]. People have been successfully using herbs for thousands of years, and we already know how effective they are!


  1. One would suppose that the events os 2020 should teach us about importing products from at least one Asian company. [RETURN]

Revised Thursday, 25 June 2020

Page last updated on Sunday, 15 May 2022 09:32 AM
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