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FDA Declares Form of Vitamin B6 a Drug, Effectively Banning Pyridoxamine from Dietary Supplements
Posted By admin On February 13, 2009 @ 11:28 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
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Friday, February 13, 2009
The FDA has effectively banned a naturally-occurring form of vitamin B6 called pyridoxamine by declaring it to be a drug, reports the American Association for Health Freedom. Responding to a petition filed by a drug company, the FDA declared pyridoxamine to be “a new drug.”
Now, any nutritional supplements containing pyridoxamine will be considered adulterated and illegal by the FDA, which may raid vitamin companies and seize such products. See the history of FDA raids on vitamin companies here: http://www.naturalnews.com/021791.html 
Pyridoxamine occurs naturally in fish, chicken and other foods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B6 ), putting the FDA  in the strange position of banning a substance from dietary supplements even though it is already present in the food  supply.
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It’s not the first time the FDA has declared a natural molecule to be a “drug” while attacking nutritional supplements  that contain the same molecule. A similar story unfolded with red yeast rice  and the lovastatin molecules it contains that lower high cholesterol. The drug companies  engaged in biopiracy, ripping off the molecule from red yeast rice to make their now-famous “statin drugs .” Once the statin drugs were patented, Big Pharma and the FDA went after red yeast rice, claiming the supplement was “adulterated with pharmaceuticals .”
It wasn’t really adulterated, of course. It just contained a natural statin-drug-like molecule that the drug companies copied and patented.
It would be like Big Pharma patenting vitamin C , then the FDA claiming that all oranges and lemons were adulterated with drugs because they naturally contain their own vitamin C.
This is the insanity of the FDA as it operates today. You can read more about the FDA on our channel webiste www.FDAreform.org  which is updated every few days.
So will this ruling on pyridoxamine affect nutritional supplements? Yes, any supplements containing this form of vitamin B6  can now be declared “adulterated” by the FDA. Manufacturers of such supplements can be arrested and shut down for engaging in “illegal drug trafficking.” Such is the nature  of the FDA’s agenda to criminalize nutritional supplement  companies and limit consumers’ access to Mother Nature’s remedies.
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