Link: http://integrativemedicineconsortium.org/ Here’s the issue: The FDA is once again overstepping by protecting the interests of Big Pharma rather than patient care by restricting access to compounded medicines. Physicians and patients will lose access to these safe, effective and cost effective medications unless we act using the legal methods demonstrated to defeat prior FDA overreach.… Continue reading Defend your right to treat patients using compounded medications such as glutathione
Many millions of women depend on it. Action Alert! In 2008, the FDA – likely acting upon a petition it received from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Premarin (an estrogen drug made from pregnant horse mares’ urine) – went after bioidentical hormones, particularly estriol. Thanks to ANH members and the wider natural health community, the… Continue reading Protect Natural Estriol!
Another update on the FDA’s war on natural medicine. Action Alert! Recently we told you about the Nov. 20-21 meeting of the FDA’s Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee (PCAC), in which the committee would recommend whether several natural medicines could continue to be used by pharmacies to make customized natural medicines for patients. The fate of… Continue reading Customized Resveratrol Also to Be Banned
The International Trade Commission (ITC) refused to hear the case; Amarin appeals. From Nutraingredients: Amarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has appealed the decision by the US International Trade Commission not to hear its case in which it had sought to prevent the import of some omega-3 dietary supplements. The company also filed a technical writ to try… Continue reading Fish Oil Import Ban: Update
Definitely not, if you’re following the government’s recommendations. GrassrootsHealth, an organization dedicated to disseminating information about vitamin D research, has now confirmed a previous finding that the National Academy of Medicine (IOM), the government’s advisor on health and medical issues, is off by a magnitude of ten in its recommended daily intake of vitamin D.… Continue reading Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Ever notice how there are certain things in life that always come back in style? Whether it’s in the fashion world, architecture, old-fashioned films or cars… some classics always make their way back into the spotlight a few generations later. Just hang on to those bellbottoms a little longer- you’ll see! Well, I’m here… Continue reading By ICIM Member Valeska Wells DO: What’s the big FAT deal??
The agency is deciding what to do about “old” supplements—tell them what you think! Action Alert! Last year, we told you about the FDA’s massive attack on supplements that came in the form of a guidance document. That guidance is meant to provide clarity to supplement companies regarding “new supplements”—referred to as new dietary ingredients,… Continue reading Fight Back Against the FDA’s Attack on Supplements
Now they’ve been linked to antibiotic resistance. Action Alert! A new study published in Microbiology finds that both the active and “inert” ingredients in common herbicides induce antibiotic resistance in human pathogenic bacteria. The researchers found that antibiotic resistance was conferred to Salmonella and E.coli even at exposure levels below those found in the environment.… Continue reading New Danger from Weedkillers
Help us push back. Action Alert! Following the case of a single woman who became sick from Brucella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning urging anyone who has drunk raw milk in the past six months to go to a doctor immediately. It’s the second time this year the… Continue reading New Attack on Raw Milk
Eat Your Way Out of Pain To a large extent, the amount of suffering you do with pain is a function of what you eat. Just as you can take a pill to suppress inflammation, you can make a different kind of chemical change by wisely choosing what you eat. We experience pain because of… Continue reading By ICIM Member Rindie Coker DN: Eat Your Way Out of Pain