Skip to comments.FDA Seeks to Ban Intravenous Ascorbic Acid
Posted on 01/31/2011 12:42:28 PM PST by John Semmens
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order to McGuff Pharmaceuticals instructing it to cease producing and distributing intravenous ascorbic acid (IAA). The grounds for the FDA action laid out in its order stated that IAA is an unapproved new drug.
Ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C, has been in use for decades to treat a variety of conditions. IAA has accomplished many amazing cures as detailed in the book Curing the Incurable by Dr. Thomas Levy. The FDA rejected the argument of effectiveness outright. The very effectiveness of IAA argues that it is, in fact, a drug, and not merely a vitamin, the FDA wrote. As such, it clearly comes under our jurisdiction.
A possible explanation for why the FDA is choosing to take this action now may be recent indications that IAA has had some good results in treating cancer patients. It has come to our attention that your product has been used to treat cancer patients, the FDA order read. IAA is not a therapy generally recognized as safe and effective for treating this condition. Until such a time as it is we cannot permit its manufacture or distribution.
Current therapies for treating cancersurgery, radiation and chemoare generally recognized as unsafe and are frequently ineffective, but are permitted because the condition treated is otherwise likely to be fatal. They are also extraordinarily expensive compared to IAA.
The FDA invites citizens who may suspect other unapproved therapies are being used to contact their office at firstname.lastname@example.org so that appropriate measures to safeguard the public may be taken.
FDA to the people: “Drop dead.”
Good thing that the FDA doesn’t know that fresh water is important in treating cancer.
Can't you make the same statement about Oxygen? Do I need a prescription to breathe now?
Are we sure this is really satire? I have a friend who has been prescribing intravenous ascorbic acid for decades, but now she can’t do it anymore - thanks to this recent law.
No the deadly Dihydrogen Monoxide!
To get medical Ox? As a matter of fact, you do.
You are mistaken. Hydrogen rich water is important to treating cancer. Not to be confused with the inferior low density water.
Effective on straight, white males, eh?
You can often buy an oxygen concentrator on Craigslist, typically from the surviving relatives of a person who no longer needs it. Make as much oxygen as you want for practically nothing, without a prescription.
Just watched “FoodMatters” on netflix and this therapy was mentioned as highly successful.
Competition is bad. It could force the government to be slightly efficient, and that would be racism.
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