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FDA Looking to Ban B6 Supplements, Give Boost to Big Pharma

Elizabeth Renter
September 23rd, 2012
Updated 11/01/2012 at 3:37 am
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Vitamin B6, naturally present in a variety of foods, is necessary for proper nerve function, protein synthesis, regulating blood sugar, and producing antibodies and hemoglobin. In other words, it’s pretty important stuff. But, while many people get their B6 through supplements, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking to make things a lot more difficult—by slowly taking all forms of B6 supplements off the market so Big Pharma can make millions off of prescriptions instead.

According to the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), the FDA has already begun their crusade. They removed Pyridoxamine (a natural form of B6) supplements from the market at the request of BioStratum, a pharmaceutical company. Why? Because BioStratum thinks it might be nice to use Pyrdoxamine in a prescription drug. They haven’t developed the drug, we don’t know what it is, and who knows when it will come to fruition, but the FDA honored a request from the big corporation to protect the company’s interest.

Now, the FDA is poised to pull another B6 product: P5P.

You see, the human body must convert B6 to P5P to make it usable within the body. Fortunately, some supplement companies have created P5P and it is currently available as a natural supplement. But, another pharmaceutical giant has petitioned the FDA to “protect its interests”.

Medicure Pharma would like all P5P removed from the supplement market so they can begin to work on a drug containing the crucial form of B6. In their petition, they state:

“Pharmaceutical companies developing new drugs must be protected from companies that may seek to market the ingredients in those drugs as dietary supplements. The marketing of such products has the potential to undermine the incentive for the development of new drugs because many people may choose to purchase the supplements rather than the drugs.”

So, that basically sums it up. In order to protect the money-grabbing interests of this company, at whatever risk to the health of the general public, the federal government should step in and take the supplements out. I suppose that line of thought makes sense if you are a top official with Medicure Pharma.

But, the FDA has not yet honored the ANH’s petition yet concerning the B6 supplements. And while the FDA doesn’t always care what is in the best interest of the people, we hope that by joining the ANH, we can make our voices heard.

You can help. Contact the FDA and Congress today and let them know that not all consumers are interested in drugs over supplements. You can find a petition here on the Alliance for Natural Health’s website.

Two other equally upsetting cases come to mind. Through examining and following the FDA’s decisions, anyone can see that the organization continuously pushes pharmaceutical drugs while censoring health food and supplements and their ability to heal. Such is the case with a company known as Fleminger, Inc. and their green tea product, where the FDA threatened to seize Fleminger Inc.’s products, in addition to making them completely change their claim statement. The company claimed green tea reduces the risk of breast and prostate cancer, so the FDA insisted they use the claim:

“Green tea may reduce the risk of breast or prostate cancer. FDA does not agree that green tea may reduce the risk because there is very little scientific evidence for the claim.”

In another situation, claims made by Diamond Foods that omega-3′s found in walnuts produce health benefits make their walnuts “drugs”. As far as the FDA is concerned, these “drugs” can not be legally marketed in the United States without an approved new drug application.

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  • Auburn Celtie

    Patricia P — YOUR ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS THIS IS CODEX ALIMENTARIOUS / AGENDA 21. wake up sheeple, research and understand this is the next level of genocide world wide.

  • Nigel

    This makes me F***king angry!!!! I can see, in the future, supplements becoming a black market product and being created and sold in secret. These pharmaceutical companies and their puppets they have in government and public organisations need to be exposed. They have secret crimes for sure. You can see by their actions and intentions where they stand. It's certainly not for the benefit of the public!!! Grrrr!!!!

  • andrew

    fda wants abolish supplements and endorse neds sick bunch bustards I live to get rid of these creeps im sick im not giving up end these fbs

  • Healthy Solutions 4U

    Everyone, Please write and call your congressmen and senators. I signed the petition on The Alliance For Natural Health's site and my congressman actually called me to talk about the petition.

    Now is the time that politicians might be more responsive to these issues being that the elections are so close.

  • Laura

    May I start a petition using the information here? I intend to use it as base and add information from other sources for the petition text.

  • Chris

    My goodness…it's long past the time to get rid of the FDA completely.

    Give a government bureaucracy power and that power will inevitably be influenced.

    Remove the power…abolish it.

  • David

    I forgot to add, why dont the people just start a "underground" nutrition market.

    If alcohol can be circumvented during prohibition, so can vitamins and other healthy products. Its up to the people to get off their butts and do it.

    • Anonymous

      People do that; the government labels it illegal substances & people go to jail. Pretty lame that something that can occur naturally on the planet is labeled illegal.

      The only things that should be illegal are killing, rape, & stealing.

  • David

    I want to make medicine that uses oxygen and other compounds found into atmosphere.

    Can the FDA ban air for me please?

    While you're at it, can you also ban water, sunlight, yawning, pooping, aging, mating, thirst, hunger, sadness, and happiness? You know what … just ban everything, that would make everything much easier.

    Thank you!

  • Cindy

    When will they stop messing with our rights to good health and happiness! They need to leave us the hell alone, and let us live our lives without always interfering in it. We are divine human beings with unlimited rights and freedom, how DARE them try and take that away from us!!! It is a MAJOR crime against the human race!

  • Mr. Not A. Sleep

    I'm not surprised. Over 40 years ago the FDA banned B-4 from all supplements. B4 helps prevent heart failure! I guess we humans didn't die off fast enough with this move.

    Take for instance Mr. Jason Winters. He had cancer pretty bad and it was spreading. He came across an herb that he made into a tea and it got rid of his cancer completely. He sold his tea to cancer victims and they recovered too. Well guess what? Mr. FDA caught wind of his product tested it and FOUND the active ingredient that killed cancer cells. What did Mr. FDA do? Ordered Mr. Winters to remove that element from his tea or he couldn't sell his tea in American't! (Mr. Winters was shipping from Canada) Jason soon found out they (FDA) weren't joking they stopped all shipments from Canada until he removed that key component from his teas. Sadly, Mr. Winters complied and now he's just another tea bag in the market place!

    YET! The FDA give permission for scientist to make a more contagious more lethal bird flu that has no vaccine cure.

    YET! Everyone jumps up and down over the shuttle flying overhead before arriving at it's final destination! Not having a clue that the TARES are shoving it in your face and laughing when you pay your fees to go "look and see" our technology! How silly we humans are! To admire a machine that aided tares to splice a genome in space that will make lung cancer spread like wild fire and kill it's infected victim in 24 hours!!

    That is what our higher education has brought us!!!

    Death and more DEATH!!

    I am now of the conclusion…humans don't run the FDA! Something or some entity wants us dead!

    • James

      America is an awesome place! Americans are the world's innovators. Compelling integrity in souls which are decaying from greed, power, fueled by hatred – can only happen with peaceful dis-obeidence. I am sure you can find B-3 (Niacin) and B-6 on the net – I take these vitamins regularly. I think the FDA and the Pharmaceuticals are in bed together. They feed each other with money from taxes and sales. . . back and forth like a pendulum. What we can do is use the power of research and pro-actively live what you believe. . . Your life is your message. . .

      James Tarantino

    • Jood

      The 1% want the 99% dead! Genocide of the middle class and poor. Big Pharma, CON…Agra, Monsanto, Big Banks,No health insurance(MEXICO has a superior health care system than the U.S. and it only costs $300 a year that covers everything and most of the doctors are educated in the U.S.)! Big Pharma tried to get RED YEAST RICE b/c it is the main ingredient of STATINS!

      Yes, the same diabetic statin as LOVASTATIN that you

      are brainwashed into thinking you need.

      I`ve been permanently crippled by CIPRO, a toxic antibiotic used for last resort death bed pneumonia patients…I had poison ivy. They`re giving it away

      to doctors to push on even children for $$$. You

      see, good people, George W. Bush passed a bill stating Big Pharma nor doctors can be sued for the side effects of pharmaceuticals. They do as they please w/ out consequences. So what if a few thousand kids needlessly die as long as Big Pharma keeps pulling in the billions.


      in the billions

  • DAWK

    soon, we will need to cross the 'border' in canada or mexico to buy simple vitamins!!

    one can see actual bootleg /home made vitamin makers in the woods,making selling banned vitamins; 'whispering…..i need some b-6 pronto,my street corner sellers are running out-fast,and crack just got legal last week,so my boyz in the hood need another product.'

    • Jood

      This is why I, the 54 year old daughter of Hungarian

      immigrants, who left a Communist country to have

      their children born in the free U.S.A., am seriously

      considering moving to Mexico. Like France and Canada

      though a 3rd world country, believe that basic

      health care should be available for all.

      The thought of living in the U.S. and being forced to pay a "FINE", mind you not a TAX of $1600.00 a year if I don`t have health insurance, rattles my arthritic bones to the core. If I can`t afford health insurance how can I afford the $1600?



      • Anonymous

        Sign up for health care through your county then. I'm unemployed with no income so it's free for me.

  • Bobby

    Americans have become,despite the miracle of the internet, some of the most ignorant populace of any nation in the world, including third world nations. We protest nothing, we sacrifice nothing, even when it's for the good of ourselves our families, friends,etc. And then we wonder why an increasingly fascist government run by our "benevolent" corporations can do whatever they want with our rights. WE ARE PATHETIC.

    • Rasfanta

      It is not our fault, Bobby. We have been nutralized by the flouride in the water and food. they used flouride to control the people in concentration camps in nazi germany; to make them passive and non-resistent to control. they are doing the same thing to the american people since the 1950s.

      • Bonnell

        Interesting comment. Where's your back up documentation for it because I'd like to read it. There's a lot of controversy surrounding the drug and I'll take all the amunition I can get.

        • Patricia P. Tursi

          Would you call arsenic a drug? Fluoride is a neurotoxin. Is this one reason for the tremendous increase in Alzheimers? Here are some top references, in addition to books you can find at Amazon. In addition to Nazi use, I personally heard a retired military officer say, in the media, that he had shipped many boxes of fluoride from the US military to Russia to use on their Siberian prisoners. We citizens are imprisoned by our ignorance.

          Some references of Studies:

          For beginners, Fluoride causes autoimmune responses.

          • Carole

            Fluoride is a base in antidepressant drugs…

  • Kerligirl

    I know this sounds harsh, but considering that the goal is to make ALL supplement available by perscription only, it's not. I think we the American people should sue Big Pharma companies and the FDA for intentionally causing harm to people and attemped murder through legislation.

  • Old Tymer

    I have a book with papers from a symposium on July 23 and 24, 1964 in NY,NY supported from a grant presented by Hoffmann-LaRoche Inc.. The book is " International Symposium on Vitamin B6 in honor or Professor Paul Gyorgy."

    In the books introduction – written by Pr. Gyorgy, it is clearly stated that Pyridoxamine was discovered in 1942 by Snell and associates.

    I find it very difficult to believe that 70 years later the FDA reaches out and claims it can somehow restrict this compound to prescription use and give a monopoly on it's manufacture and distribution to one company.

    This is a dangerous precedent – for where will such actions stop ?

    • Patricia P. Tursi

      It won't because we are coming under Codex Alimentarious, as the UN puts it, worldwide harmonization of all foods, supplements, plants, etc.

      This is along with Agenda 21. This is not just about pharmaceuticals. I believe that it is part of eliminating great numbers of our population so that elitists can enjoy a pristine and beautiful world which is not densely populated. This can be accomplished by peaceful means, not genocide.

  • harmony

    This is Huge!! They know vitamins are what keep people healthy! People need to fight back on this one!

  • Anonymous

    Who the f*** is the FDA? They sure aren't there to protect the interests of people.

  • Sage

    It's the money grabbing corporations AND Agenda 21. FDA is simply assisting in following the plan set up by the United Nations Agenda 21 years ago.

    • Patricia P. Tursi

      You are on the right trail! But Codex Alimentarious is the primary vehicle for food and supplements which dovetails into the Agenda 21 plans.