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    Re: Dr. Shoemaker's Treatment Protocol

    Posted by ff on 9/22/03


    No big deal here, but the patent expired andgeneric product is available.
    Some may not understand your use of the term "recall" in this instance.
    Cholestyramine is available.

    I am a garlic consumer, but it did not help with the problems/symtoms.
    Choestyramine did.

    As for healthy diets, I believe we oughta' do what what our mothers said.
    Eat a healthy diet which includes meat, vegetables, fruit, etc., get plenty
    of exercise, go to church, help those in need, behave, and if you raise
    hell limit discussions with parents to only a hint about this. It's the
    southern way, but I left out the trait inherent in any good southern
    upbringing: have the guts to tell the truth.

    Backstabber did not fit what I have seen from johncodie? Possibly
    antagonistic, but certainly not backstabber, it ain't the southern way.


    On 9/22/03, johncodie wrote:
    > On 9/21/03, ff wrote:
    >> johncodie:
    >> a few notes on your post:
    >> Choestyramine: if it has been recalled, I am unaware of it as it is
    >> still in inventory and being sold (by prescription). There are likely
    >> several types of recalls, and also voluntary withdrawals, which have
    >> nothing to do with efficacy, false claims, or reports of adverse
    >> effects.
    >> Ozone machines - not analogous to cholestyramine (CSM). CSM has been
    >> on the market for, let me guess, thirty years (as an FDA approved
    >> product)? I agree with you about false claims made on performance of
    >> a lot of products or "equipment" that continually hit the market for
    >> short periods of time and usually by-pass regulatory and medical
    >> approval.
    > Doctors increasingly recommend a low-fat diet for cholesterol control.
    > But instead of garlic, physicians promote prescription drugs like
    > cholestyramine (Questran). Cholestyramine is effective, but it costs $1
    > to $2 a day, requires regular professional monitoring that adds to its
    > cost, and may cause side effects, notably constipation, vomiting, loss of
    > appetite, bleeding, and vitamin deficiencies. In addition, animal
    > research hints that cholestyramine might accelerate tumor growth.
    > What we have here is a public-health no-brainer. Some people with
    > superelevated cholesterol levels might still need cholestyramine, but
    > everyone with high cholesterol should be encouraged to eat at least one
    > clove of garlic a day.
    > Unfortunately, if growers or marketers attached this information to bags
    > of the aromatic bulbs, the FDA could confiscate their garlic. Ditto if
    > they reprinted it in a pamphlet and mailed it to consumers or supermarket
    > produce buyers.
    > Why? Because under FDA regulations, using garlic to reduce cholesterol
    > makes the culinary herb a "drug." To the FDA, the assertion that "garlic
    > reduces cholesterol" constitutes a "new drug claim." The FDA has never
    > approved this claim, and it is a violation of FDA regulations to make
    > unapproved claims on drug labels or promotional materials.
    > SafetyAlerts
    > June 25, 2003
    > Bristol-Myers Squibb Has Recalled Cholestyramine
    > (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the
    > following information.
    > Cholestyramine for Oral Suspension, USP Powder, 4 grams cholestyramine
    > resin, USP, per packet, 60 single dose packets, Apothecon. Recall # D-259-
    > 3.
    > CODE
    > Lot no. 1A32512 Exp. Date 2/29/2004.
    > Recalling Firm: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ, by
    > letters on April 11, 2003.
    > Manufacturing Firm: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Prinston, NJ. Firm
    > initiated recall is ongoing.
    > REASON
    > Superpotent (6 month stability).
    > 2,011 ctns/60 packets ea.
    > Nationwide.
    > Your right not a total product recall. It appears the garlic growers are
    > looking for reasons to promote the health benefits of their product.

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