The government bureaucracy, like the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) says they want to help.
Don’t believe it.
In the name of protecting us, the FDA is once again taking away consumer choice …
… And helping big money pharmaceutical companies (and donors).
Crony capitalists use bureaucracies like the (FDA). They intervene to create a monopoly, which benefits a few well-connected corporations at the expense of small business owners, individual taxpayers, and the consumers.
The FDA has been trying for a long time to pull dietary supplements off the market.
Ronald Reagan summed up government intervention best:
“The nine most dangerous words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help!’”
Here is the latest assault on our health and freedom:
Vinpocetine: this dietary supplement is based on an extraction from the Periwinkle flower, and helps blood circulation in the brain.
The FDA wants to take it off the market. Why? To help major pharmaceutical companies make an exclusive patent for the drug and get rich ripping off customers through a government-backed monopoly.
So far, attorneys in defense of the supplemental market have fought back, reminding the FDA that they do not have the power to regulate products based on extracts from plants.
Under the Trump Administration, there will be substantial reform of the FDA, so that abuses like the ones against Vinpocetine don’t happen.
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