Reform Healthcare Archives

  • Nov 1, 2016 5

    Tylenol During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

    Another in a long list of reasons to avoid this drug. A recent study found that boys exposed to acetaminophen (Tylenol) before birth were more likely to have symptoms of autism during childhood. This isn’t the first time that scientists have reported a connection between using this drug during pre...

  • Oct 25, 2016 0

    Good and Bad News in the War on Compounded Natural Medicine

    The FDA listens to ANH-USA members and other critics in final rule. The agency, in its final rule governing the removal of medicines from a list of permitted compounded drugs, has agreed to notify interested parties in advance, as required by law. This is a victory, in that the agency’s original p...

  • Oct 11, 2016 3

    Supplements in Peril Update

    FDA must be worried—they’ve extended the comment period for the supplement guidance. We must use the opportunity to flood the agency with more comments. Please help out! Highest-Level Action Alert! This past August, the FDA issued its long delayed guidance detailing how the supplement industry ...

  • Sep 27, 2016 3

    Key Brain Health Herb about to Disappear

    Unless we act now, the FDA will hand this supplement over to drug companies. Action Alert! We told you recently that the FDA is set to yank vinpocetine from the shelves, even though it had been previously approved as a new dietary ingredient (NDI), that is, a new supplement. Why? Two reasons. Becaus...

  • Sep 13, 2016 7

    FDA Set to Yank Brain Health Herb

    Why? Because Alzheimer’s is a hot area, and Big Pharma wants it. Action Alert! A number of months ago we wrote about how Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called for the removal of picamilon and vinpocetine from store shelves, pending a review of their status as dietary supplements. Sen. McCaskill, who...

  • Aug 30, 2016 6

    New Drug-Resistant Killer

    No, not bacteria this time, but still deadly. It has been killing two-thirds of all who contract the infection. Action Alert! There are ways to protect yourself. You need to know about them. Once again, US public health officials have issued a warning concerning a multiple drug-resistant infection, ...

  • Aug 30, 2016 7

    Zero Deaths from Supplements

    This is according to the most recent data. But the FDA’s tightening of supplement regulations is for our safety, right? Action Alert! Every year, the American Association of Poison Control Center’s National Poison Data System (NPDS) releases an annual report that tracks deaths and serious advers...

  • Aug 22, 2016 52

    Acid Blockers Shut Down More than Stomach Acid

    What you don’t know about this class of drugs can ruin your health. It can even kill you. We’ve written before about the dangers of acid blockers and how, in many cases, they are likely exacerbating stomach pain while causing serious disease. New research gives us even more reason to stay awa...

  • Aug 15, 2016 121

    FDA: Massive Attack on Supplements

    The long-awaited revision of FDA guidance rules for new supplements is finally here. It is very bad news. Highest-level Action Alert! We normally publish our newsletter on Tuesday, but are sending out this issue today because of its urgency. What we are dealing with here is whether the supplem...

  • Aug 2, 2016 7

    Consumer Reports Attacks Supplements—Again

    Their analysis is so flawed, one wonders if they know anything about cars or cameras, either. Action Alert! Last week, Consumer Reports (CR) published an article warning consumers about fifteen supplement ingredients “to always avoid.” The article repeats many of the same fallacies that we have ...