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FDA only protecting Big Pharma’s interests

Published: Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 7:36 a.m. CST

To the editor:

Regarding the article on page 8A of the Thursday, July 25, issue of the Daily News (“FDA cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies”), no doubt there are scammers in this business as well as in others, but no deaths are associated with nutritional supplements for diabetes or any other ailments.

Under the new law pushed through Congress by a coalition of the FDA and the FTC, I could be arrested for “practicing medicine without a license” if I tell anyone to take the herbs I take for my diabetes. Likewise, a grocer could be arrested for the same by telling customers to take prunes for constipation.

Regulators are not interested in the health welfare of the public. Their priority is protecting the interests of Big Pharma 

The “rest of the story” about the letters sent to the offending companies  giving them 15 business days to comply means if you don’t, our goon squads (federal agents) will be sent over to hack your inventory. In the meantime, my A1c test is perfect every time.

Norma Borchert

Newton

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