The FDA has announced it is banning the sale of andro products -- pro-hormone nutritional supplements used by body builders. It''s part of the FDA''s ongoing campaign to destroy the nutritional supplement industry while boosting the sales of drugs. Granted, andro is a risky product with potentially harmful side effects. But Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs are just as risky, if not worse, and were heralded by the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry for decades before it was finally revealed that HRT drugs had absolutely no scientific basis for being prescribed to anyone. Worse yet, they actually increased the risk of stroke.
Notice the double standard yet again: the FDA pounces on potentially dangerous supplements, but utterly ignores prescription drugs until it is prodded by watchdog groups and health complaints into doing something about it. Part of the justification for cracking down on andro products is to "protect the children" who are inreasingly turning to athletic performance enhancers. And yet, at the same time, the FDA still allows antidepressant drugs to be routinely prescribed to children while at the same time helping cover up evidence that shows such drugs cause children to commit suicide. There''s no effort on the part of the FDA to prevent these suicide-promoting drugs from being prescribed. Similarly, there''s no effort to take one million children off the narcotics given to them by school counselors and psychiatrists in the form of Ritalin. We''re raising a generation of doped up, FDA approved kids in our country, and the only thing the FDA can do about it is ban the nutritional supplements.
These actions on the part of the FDA are nothing less than criminal, and it''s time for serious FDA reform.
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- These products are generally advertised as dietary supplements that enhance athletic performance based on their claimed anabolic and androgenic properties to stimulate muscle growth and increase production of testosterone.
- "Androstenedione and other performance-enhancing drugs undercut these benefits by endangering our children''s healthy development and teaching them that cheating is an acceptable component of pursuing excellence."
- As part of the crackdown, HHS'' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today sent warning letters to 23 companies asking them to cease distributing products sold as dietary supplements that contain androstenedione and warning them that they could face enforcement actions if they do not take appropriate actions.
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