FDA and NASA FTW! YAY!

HA!

Know how Lenny is finally getting his comeuppance for selling all that quack crap?

I got an anon comment this afternoon giving us a little update:

Dear Mr. :

This is to acknowledge receipt of your recent message left in my voice mail mailbox. We have opened a file on this matter and an investigation is under way.

NASA is committed to enforcing the requirements of Federal Law and Regulations concerning appropriate uses of our intellectual property. This includes prohibitions against use of the NASA Insignia (informally known as the “meatball”) in any manner which would express or imply endorsement or sponsorship of any commercial product, service, or activity. These prohibitions are based upon Title 42 of the United States Code Section 2459b and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Section 1221.110(c)3.

We appreciate your bringing this matter to our attention. We’re certain you can appreciate that we will not be able to copy you on any correspondence we exchange with the principals at OXYSILVER.

Thank you for your interest in NASA and the appropriate use of our intellectual property.

Sincerely,

Robert F. Rotella
Senior Patent Attorney
Office of the General Counsel
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC 20546-0001

HA!

Lenny plasters the NASA logo all over his colloidal silver crap (OXYSILVER!!!), because he uses ‘NASA technology!’ for some reason. You know, OXYSILVER, the magic potion that cures any/all bacterial/viral/parasitic infections, all while leaving your natural flora untouched! Oh, watch this video and learn all about it (ROFL! “Dr. Leonard D. Horowitz: Health Researcher and Infectious Disease Expert” AAAAAAHAHAHA!)

NASA aint happy.

YAY!

This next WIN will make Orac happy:

FDA warns maker of product used as alternative autism treatment
OSR#1 is not a dietary supplement but a toxic, unapproved drug with serious potential side effects, FDA warns

The FDA sent a warning to Boyd Haley, the epic douche who sells industrial chemicals to desperate parents of autistic kids, telling them it will make their kids normal.

…A product promoted to parents of children with autism is not a harmless dietary supplement, as claimed, but a toxic unapproved drug that lacks adequate warnings about potential side effects, including hair loss and abnormalities of the pancreas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned in a letter to its maker.

The FDA’s June 17 letter to Boyd Haley, a retired Kentucky chemist and hero to the autism recovery movement, details five violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act related to his product, OSR#1. Failing to correct such violations can result in fines, seizure of products and even criminal prosecution….

Heres Oracs summary from January:

Imagine if you will, that a pharmaceutical company examined a chemical used for industrial purposes. Imagine further that the chemical this pharmaceutical company decided to look at originated as an industrial chelator designed to separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage. Imagine still further that that pharmaceutical company wanted to use that chemical as a treatment for autism, a chelator to be given to children. Finally, imagine that the drug company was giving this chemical to children without anything resembling any sort of competent preclincal testing or toxicology testing. Then suppose that, in order to avoid having to obtain FDA approval, the pharmaceutical company rebranded its chelating agent as a “supplement,” using the DSHEA of 1994 to bypass any need for extensive clinical trial testing for safety and efficacy in order to be able to market this chemical directly to consumers. What do you think the reaction would be of the crew at Age of Autism and other anti-vaccine blogs?

I think I know. They’d scream bloody murder. That’s what they’d do. And they’d be absolutely right.

Yet, that’s exactly what Professor Boyd Haley, a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and former chairman of the Department of Chemistry there whose career tanked after he fell down the rabbithole of mercury-autism pseudoscience has done.

I dont have a copy of this FDA letter, but a big YAY for the FDA folks hunting down and taking down this crap!

YAAAAY!

Comments

  1. #1 FDA letter
    June 24, 2010

    here is the FDA warning letter

  2. #2 Mu
    June 24, 2010

    It’s in full at neurodiversity, with explanations
    http://neurodiversity.com/weblog/

  3. #3 reed
    June 24, 2010

    Amusingly, the Russian space agency (and hence NASA crews on ISS) actually do use silver as preservative for drinking water. Needless to say, this use doesn’t support Lenny’s quackery! (528 hz WTF ?!?)

    I notice that the oxysilver page has “(FDA Censored Word)” substituted in various places. Somehow, I doubt this actually complies with the FDAs requirements. Go ahead Lenny, reload that footgun.

  4. #4 Mxh
    June 24, 2010

    Too bad people will continue buying his crap, and the anti-reality autism groups will see him as a martyr who was attacked by the big Phrma-funded federal agency.

  5. #5 Kemanorel
    June 24, 2010

    Too bad people will continue buying his crap, and the anti-reality autism groups will see him as a martyr who was attacked by the big Phrma-funded federal agency.

    One day eventually… it’s finally starting to happen that bull shit isn’t being tolerated.

    This post for example, and what’s happening with Chiropractors in the UK.

  6. #6 Jabfish
    June 24, 2010

    The best stuff on the (FDA censored word) is at the bottom of the OXYsilver webpage:

    “DO NOT BUY OXYSILVER if you give credence to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that censors our words, honest statements, and information about the potentially miraculous benefits that may result from taking OXYSILVER as recommended.”

  7. #7 oo0oO0o
    June 25, 2010

    >>watch this video and learn all about it

    0_o
    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Its SUPERQUACK
    (he came and cured us all)

  8. #8 eddie
    June 25, 2010

    getting a rocket up his jacksie :-)

  9. #9 Andrew Olson
    June 28, 2010

    Baby-The FDA is treating dietary supplements as drugs- they are not hosting a Backstreet Boys concert. Please refrain from the squealing. The FDA are dancing in unison- to the tune of their sugar daddy- Big Pharma-who give the FDA hundreds of millions of dollars a year in “approval fees.”
    Ah,forget it: when your government uses police-state measures to trample the competition of Big Pharma…just squeal like a pig,girl!Do it!

  10. #10 Prometheus
    June 28, 2010

    “when your government uses police-state measures to trample the competition of Big Pharma…”

    Ha ha ha

    shut up.

    Risperdal is the only FDA approved autism treatment and it is for irritability. The patent ran out before approval, Baron Janssen (the belgian equivalent of Jonas Salk) made it and it costs less per day than a pack of smokes.

    “The FDA is treating dietary supplements as drugs..”

    Ha ha ha

    Fuck you.

    Suffering from a lack of colloidal silver in your diet? What are the symptoms of silver deficiency? Pray tell us.

  11. #11 Andrew Olson
    June 28, 2010

    No,no,no, seriously baby, the FDA uses police-state measures
    that Big-Pharma doesn’t want on the market:

    Police and FDA raid local herbal stores
    By Annie Vangsnes

    Thursday, February 4, 2010
    Two stores in northeast Kansas that sell the herbal blend drug K2 were served with federal warrants Thursday and one store owner was arrested.

    The Sacred Journey, 1103 Massachusetts St., had its doors closed Thursday and wasn’t letting customers inside. Eye-witnesses confirmed seeing people inside the store putting items in boxes.

    Lydia Shontz, an employee at The Sacred Journey, said she arrived to open the store at about 10 a.m. and found the alarms going off and officers with the Food and Drug Administration and police in the store with a search warrant.

    Shontz said it looked like they had been there for several hours before she arrived.

    Shontz said the officers took her and another employee to the Lawrence Police Department to inquire about K2, how much K2 the store sells and employees at the store. She also said the officers asked about whether the store was selling salvia divinorum, a hallucinogen outlawed in the state in April 2008.

    A bill banning K2 is currently circulating through the state, but the drug has not yet been banned.

    Shontz said the police told her the search warrant allowed the FDA to confiscate anything that the organization deems as being sold as a drug in the store. She said the FDA saw K2 as a drug, rather than the herbal blend it’s sold as in the store.

    Shontz said she was expecting the police involvement, but not federal involvement. And not this soon.

    “It sucks,” Shontz said. “I knew that this would happen and I knew it would happen to me because I’m the first one here in the morning.”

    She said she thought the store might lose customers who think K2 was illegal because of the searches.

    Bouncing Bear Botanicals, a website that sells herbs, entheogens, and K2, was also served with a federal search warrant Thursday morning. The warehouse facility for the website is located in Oskaloosa.

    Ryan Vanchieri works in shipping at the company’s headquarters. He said officers from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, FDA and Jefferson County sheriffs detained, handcuffed, searched and questioned employees. He said they searched computer files and seized business property.

    “They were really nice about it,” Vanchieri said. “But they were stealing private property.”

    Jefferson County Attorney Caleb Stegall announced that Bouncing Bear owner Jonathan Sloan was arrested during the operation and was being held in Jefferson County Jail on charges of possession of controlled substances. Formal charges are expected to be filed today.

    Vanchieri said he thought the business was going to be shut down for good.

    He said the entire property was confiscated and employees were not allowed to return to the premises.

    — Edited by Taylor Bern

    Now Risperdal, baby girl, is somthing the FDA very much DOES want on the market:

    ADHD treatment causes young boys to develop female sex organs

    Tue, 26 May 2009 6:45p.m.

    A drug used to treat ADHD children is causing concern in the United States.

    It is called Risperdal and it is supposed to be used primarily for adults with sever psychological problems.

    But last year it was prescribed more than 6.5 million times.

    The side effects include young males developing female sex organs.

    Nineteen-year-old John was just seven when he began taking Risperdal for ADD.

    Even though the FDA approved the drug only for adult patients who were psychotic, John’s doctor and others widely prescribed it to kids for less severe behaviour problems.

    Once taking Risperdal, John’s mum says he became aggressive, sleepy, and developed bowel problems. But the biggest shock came when he was 14 and started developing women’s breasts.

    “He asked me if he was a girl,” she says.

    It turns out Risperdal can increase production of a hormone called prolactin, which stimulates breast growth. It is called gynecomastia – and it is irreversible.

    Risperdal and other so-called “atypical anti-psychotics” have exploded in use.

    Hundreds of thousands of kids have been prescribed Risperdal in the 14 years it has been on sale – long before the FDA approved it for very limited pediatric use in 2006.

    John and most of the other children were not psychotic at all, but were given Risperdal for behaviour disorders including autism and ADD.

    Attorney Stephen Sheller is suing Janssen, which makes Risperdal. He claims Janssen marketed Risperdal for unapproved uses in children, downplayed serious risks like diabetes and seizures.

    Janssen would not agree to an interview but told us the breast growth risk is “clearly stated in the FDA-approved” labelling, and “we only promote our products for their FDA-approved indications.”

    Nobody knows how often it happens. But in Janssen’s own clinical trials with fewer than 2,000 children (1,885), 43 developed the abnormal breasts.

    Mr Sheller represents John and nine other boys – one of whom was only four when he developed a breast on one side and began producing milk.

    The treatment for the unbridled breast growth is as unthinkable as the disorder: painful removal of the breasts.
    Eventually, the boys can appear normal again.

    The family’s lawsuit is still in court.

    But John’s mother says surgery did not fix all of the problems from the medicine.

    When asked if John still thinks he’s a girl his mother wells up and cries before answering, “yes.”

    As for Risperdal – it’s still on the market. And families say putting even more children at risk.

    CBS News

    If it’s not cool to post comments that reference the facts during a certain few days of the month, then my bad, baby-girl. The Backstreet Boys are still together, sugar-bumps…it’s all good.

  12. #12 Andrew Olson
    June 28, 2010

    Not sure if I am allowed to post this, given the lunar cycle and all, but check this, doll:

    FDA Declares Form of Vitamin B6 a Drug

    Mike Adams
    Natural News
    February 14, 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.

    The FDA’s war on Mother Nature

    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 http://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.

  13. #13 Prometheus
    June 28, 2010

    “So will this ruling on pyridoxamine affect nutritional supplements?”

    “Such is the nature of the FDA’s agenda to criminalize nutritional supplement companies and limit consumers’ access to Mother Nature’s remedies.”

    diacetylmorphine hydrochloride is derived from naturally occurring substances that are regulated. So too with strychnine and radium.

    I think you need to experience more of “Mother Nature’s remedies”….a mercury colonic perhaps.

    Lava occurs in nature. Stick you foot in it and rid yourself of bunions.

    Mother nature loves you and unlike the FDA, spends her days contorting all of creation to concoct antidotes to many trifling kinks in the tapestry of your well being.

  14. #14 JohnV
    June 28, 2010

    Tetanus neurotoxin is 100% all natural, not only does our evil government regulate it by pretending something all natural could be a toxic weapon, they even support a vaccine to protect against it. The nerve of our government trampling our rights to 100% natural products.

  15. #15 Prometheus
    June 28, 2010

    I like Tetanus and copper powder on my Filarial worm treatments.

    Good ol’ nature puts a smile on my face, a glint in my eye and a spring in my step.

  16. #16 JohnV
    June 28, 2010

    The good news is according to this paper from 1922 in the journal of experimental medicine, people can harbor C. tetani in their GI tract and suffer no ill-effects. (J Exp Med. 1922 Aug 31;36(3):261-71. THE TETANUS BACILLUS AS AN INTESTINAL SAPROPHYTE IN MAN.)

    Yay for learning something new today.

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