Today’s Public Service Announcement “natural” is our birthright

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Subject: Don’t Let the FDA Ban a Natural Form of Vitamin B-6!The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering a petition filed by a pharmaceutical company. They’re requesting a ban on dietary supplements containing pyridoxal 5′-phosphate (P5P), a bio-active and natural form of vitamin B6.

The pending petition filed in November 2007 by Medicure Pharma admits that P5P is a naturally occurring molecule in the vitamin B6 family that qualifies as a dietary supplement. Medicure’s point of contention is that P5P in dietary supplements will infringe on their profits from a drug they are currently developing, which includes P5P as an active ingredient!

With surprising candidness, Medicure states in their petition, “Pharmaceutical companies developing new drugs must be protected from companies that may seek to market the ingredients in those drugs as dietary supplements. The marketing of such products has the potential to undermine the incentive for the development of new drugs, because many people may choose to purchase the supplements rather than the drugs”.

AAHF needs your help to tell the FDA that the public does not support this ban!

To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
http://aahf.convio.net/site/Advocacy?s_oo=ONDGTkp2xcRJvSbzQpI4Yw&id=334

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