February 17, 2012
“The FDA is at it again – this time handing over natural remedies to big pharma. Thank you for protecting the profits of the drug companies, FDA. You are doing a great job.” –KTRN
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently finalizing its handoff of all things natural to Big Pharma. They are issuing a “Vaccines, Blood & Biologics” guidance, in which they are taking control of all hormones and substances naturally found in your body and nature—and handing them over to Big Pharma.
First, the FDA redefined natural products as drugs. We’ll use pregnenolone, a bio-identical hormone used by women to prevent early deliveries, to show their process:
The FDA attacked compounding pharmacies for selling pregnenolone, which had always been in their purview.
The FDA labeled it an “orphan drug”.
Once they had illegally stopped the sales of bio-identical hormones by compounding pharmacies, they handed the business over, granting exclusive rights to a single pharmaceutical corporation.
The company, KV Pharmaceutical, immediately put their version of pregnenolone on the market at a price 15,000% higher than it had been sold by compounding pharmacies!
The FDA clearly was not acting for the benefit of the public. They stole a safe, natural, and needed product that was used by thousands of pregnant women to prevent early deliveries, and handed it over to Big Pharma. As a result, most of those thousands of women are no longer able to access pregnenolone. Gaia Health documented the story in FDA Bans Product from Compounding Pharmacies, Then Hands Exclusive Rights to Single Pharma Company.
Pregnenolone was a test run. Now, the FDA has codified the whole process.
You say that the FDA isn’t a law-making body? That they don’t legally have the authority to make laws? That’s how it’s supposed to be—but it bears little resemblance to what’s happening.