Saturday, February 11, 2012

Genetically Engineered Generic Drugs to Be Unleashed Without Mandatory Testing

Tim McCoy
Activist Post

Under the healthcare reform of 2010, the FDA was given the authority to regulate generic versions of genetically engineered (GE) drugs.

Furthermore, some genetically engineered drugs may not even receive human or animal testing — it all depends on whether or not the FDA deems it necessary.

The FDA is proposing new guidelines — an ‘abbreviated pathway’ — for generic drug makers to make similar, but not necessarily identical, generic drugs called ‘biosimilars’.  The FDA will accept the drug studies from the original GE drug for approval, and will only require animal or human testing if the FDA deems it appropriate.

This policy is greatly lacking, because the ingredients and amounts of the ingredients may be different. Never mind that GE product testing standards are woefully deficient to begin with, especially regarding long-term organ damage and other dangers.  Or that different ingredients may have a negative synergistic effects.

The excuse given for this new policy is to open competition in the free market, which is quite hard to believe, as Big Pharma monopolies control healthcare in America and cost-effective natural therapies are unfairly maligned.

The government is really boosting the GE biotech drug market which was valued at $243 million in 2010 and is expected to grow to $3.7 billion in sales by 2015.  The government says that GE generic biosimilars will save them $25 billion over 10 years.

Ironically, GE biotech drug makers even argued against GE biosimilar generic drugs, saying that the formulas were too complex to duplicate, but meanwhile they are simultaneously pursuing copy-cats of their competitor’s GE drugs.

There is a lot of money to be made in the GE drug market. For example, Roche’s Avastin (a GE biotech cancer drug) costs $100,000 a year. Amazingly, people are paying these high prices of cancer drugs that have been found in the past to be not only ineffective, but kill the patient more quickly.

It seems quite apparent that the FDA is ignoring the established long-term risks that go along with genetic engineering (and even many common drugs), and unloading them on the public to boost sales — all without necessary animal and human trial! 


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Anonymous said...

If they kill all of their consumers, how are they going to make money?

Anonymous said...

Has our advanced modern food manufacturing processes and medicine produced humans in possession of great health and longevity? No. As a matter of fact quite the contrary... But it gets worst. Health problems and issues that were associated, in the past, to old age, today are affecting young children, 5, 10 and 15 years old, all thanks to full of hot air advanced modern food manufacturing processes and medicine. AND now, here comes the final blow. ADA wants to monopolise nutrition. That’s GREAT. They will really look after us well.

Just in case the above information is not bat enough, what about the following for even worst news.

“The latest study published in Health Affairs revealed that the United States now ranks 49th in the world for both male and female life expectancy, down from 24th in 1999.”

“In a June 2010 report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, study authors said that in looking over records that spanned from 1976 to 2006 (the most recent year available) they found that, of 62 million death certificates, almost a quarter-million deaths were coded as having occurred in a hospital setting due to medication errors. They also found that these errors spiked in July, and particularly in teaching hospitals.”

The emphasis on sickness and treatment, instead of health, fitness, and prevention is principally supported by ultra-sophisticated marketing strategies used by the drug and food manufacturing industry.

Don’t you think that is time for us to refuse been hoodwinked into buying their BS and to show them who is supposed to be working for whom in this grand old country?

Anonymous said...

To the top poster, good freaking question. See, that's a method to the madness, they want repeat business. They want to get you sicker and sicker so they can prescribe more drugs, but all of this genetic modification of the drugs they already have over 80% of us Americans on can have serious serious effects and can cause an untimely death spike which, will in effect, kill their the end they don't care anyways. Remember, they don't need money, they have all the money in the world already, they just want to see us all dead.

That's the end game

Anonymous said...

This natural society page is very late in reporting on this issue. Natural Health News written by a real health professional has had the information for years. So many GMO drungs have been marketed for years - it isn't new.

apeman2502 said...

Last year, an extended period of sleeplessness culminated in super dry skin progressing up my legs, excessive bloating, and a real desire to get some nuclear-strength sleep. 11 years ago, a similar probem prompted me to ask a doctor for ONE PILL that would knock me out. No matter if the world were ending and I was set upon by wolverines,nothing could waken me. I needed sleep. He gave me a prescription for 'the pill'. On again asking a new doctor for this ONE PILL through prescription, the doctor insisted on full blood-exam. I told him that interrupted sleep soon leads to pancreas disfunction and eventully Type-2 diabetes, and could I have ONE knockout pill. His response was to try to get me hooked on those diabetes pills that get you so addicted, sudden withdrawal is often fatal. I turned him down and stopped consuming cheap animal fat sources and latenight ice cream or beer or pizza and started walking more. I still can't sleep but the dry skin is long gone.The doctor mentioned NOTHING about diet. The local prosecuter went in for a rectal exam last month and the anesthesiologist screwed up and now the prosecuter is dead. The Big Island of Hawai'i is not a good place to need competent medical help. Lots of dangerous drugs with official seal of approval, but serious medical problems must be answered by a 300 mile airplane ride to Honolulu.

Anonymous said...

They really should consider testing these drugs on humans and, if they have a problem finding people to volunteer, then these yahoos that created the drugs should be the first in line to have the drugs tested on them. They are, after all, going to be the recipients of the profits that will be made. There is something else to be considered, though... and that is all of the money they are going to have to pay out in law suits when people die from taking them. But then again, maybe the point isn't to make money but to reduce the population at whatever cost necessary.

Joe said...

We need to thin the population to better manage you goy. This is a step in that direction.

Anonymous said...

their just f****ing up medicine and killing us all then raping our wives and children.

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