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FDA is now turning NATURAL vitamins/herbs/supplements, etc into PRESCRIPTIONS!

From: SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, B.
Sent on: Monday, July 19, 2010 1:04 PM
For everyone in the natural health industry... this may not come as a shock, though will truly make for a VERY sad day :(

Last night I was watching some TV, and saw a commercial for a new prescription drug, Lovaza. Lovaza is Omega-3 Fish Oil --- and is NOW the ONLY FDA Approved Omega-3 Fish Oil Medication made for lowering triglycerides. OM f'n G!

Here are some initial facts about this...

Lovaza (500 mg) is about $1.00 per capsule on the low side and $2.17/capsule on the high side...
Futurebiotics Omega-3 Fish Oil is $0.0339/capsule...
Natrol Omega-3 Fish Oil -- 1000 mg is $0.0339/capsule...
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega -- 1280 mg is $0.33/capsule... (this one is on the high end)

This truly helps to show that Big Pharma is out to rape the American People! This should be a crime!

Now... even more troubling information about the Big Pharma and Lovaza & their attack on natural supplements!!! From their website at:

Why Do I Need a Prescription for LOVAZA?
Studies show that omega-3 essential fatty acids are "good" fats that:

Contain natural substances your body needs for good health but can't produce on its own
Lower levels of "bad" fats like triglycerides
So, it is common for people to ask why they need a prescription for LOVAZA if it is also made from a natural ingredient ? omega-3 fish oil. It's time to get the facts about LOVAZA. Learn why LOVAZA is different from dietary supplements you can buy at a store.

LOVAZA Is an FDA-Approved Medication
LOVAZA is the only FDA-approved medicine made from omega-3 fish oil that's proven, along with diet, to reduce very high triglycerides?
The FDA has standards in place to make sure that prescription medications like LOVAZA are safe, effective, and quality controlled
The way LOVAZA is manufactured is reviewed and approved by the FDA
LOVAZA Is Purified and Concentrated
LOVAZA uses a 5-step purification process that helps remove mercury and other environmental toxins that can be present in fish oil

Each 1-gram capsule of LOVAZA contains 465 mg EPA and 375 mg DHA. EPA and DHA are the active fatty acids proven to lower very high triglycerides
The FDA-approved dose of LOVAZA is 4 capsules per day. It could take up to 14 capsules per day of an omega-3 supplement to provide the same amount of active ingredients proven to lower very high triglycerides

What Else You Should Know about Omega-3 Dietary Supplements
Omega-3 dietary supplements have not been approved by the FDA to treat any specific disease like very high triglycerides
Dietary supplements don't have specific dosing information; they have a food label
The content of omega-3 dietary supplements varies from brand to brand
Omega-3 dietary supplements do not go through an FDA-approved manufacturing process
Talk to Your Doctor About LOVAZA
If you have very high triglycerides, you may need a prescription medicine, along with diet, to treat your condition. Talk to your doctor about LOVAZA. Print a trial offer to use on your first prescription of LOVAZA.

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