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