Center for Medical Freedom

(a project of CLDEF)

There is no provision in the U.S. Constitution which authorizes the federal government to have any role in healthcare. Further, the lack of Constitutional authority has not discouraged the Federal Trade Commission, often working with the Food and Drug Administration, and even the Securities Exchange Commission, from attempting to narrow the healthcare choices of the American public. Healthcare choices are personal choices. There are a variety of schools of medicine, and each American should have the right to decide for himself which type of treatment he would desire. However, with billions of dollars at stake, establishment medical interests, led by the pharmaceutical industry, have worked for decades to convince those in government to restrict the choices available to Americans to those that enrich the clients of the lobbyists. Healthcare policy should be governed by the wise counsel of Thomas Jefferson: “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.” T. Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, p. 266 (1787 edt,).

FDA Bureaucrats Seek to Restrict Access to Homeopathic Medicines

… And what we can do to STOP THEM.

MARCH 9, 2018  By Patricia Feijo
Summary:   Guidelines now being proposed by the FDA would restrict the public’s access to Homeopathic remedies, benefitting BIG PHARMA, but  harming Americans who should continue to have unregulated access to these healing products. Federal law does not give the FDA the authority to apply the rules designed only for toxic pharmaceuticals to nontoxic Homeopathic remedies. The FDA’s only job is to ensure that products are manufactured according to legal standards and are properly labeled. The rules and regulations governing Homeopathic remedies that have been in place for most of the last century are more than adequate to protect the public.
Late last year, the FDA proposed new guidelines for Drug Products Labeled as Homeopathic (Draft Guidance Dec. 2017), disregarding federal law and usurping the right of American people to use historically available health-enhancing products of their choosing. Rather than promote the public welfare, these guidelines, if implemented, will injure countless individuals and the nation’s health. At the end of this article, I delineate the specific threats posed by these proposed guidelines and explain how greater regulation would place unnecessary restrictions on safe and beneficial Homeopathic products. Lastly, I explain how to file comments on-line with the FDA, where comments were due by March 20, 2018.  This deadline has been extended to midnight May 21, 2018.
If you don’t have the time to read this entire article, but you understand the importance of continued access to Homeopathic Remedies — please go right to the end of this article and file your comments with the FDA.
The FDA is claiming that it is Homeopathy’s rise in popularity that has forced it to focus attention on Homeopathy, and to take a fresh look at restricting access to Homeopathic remedies and products. Is that a good enough reason to clamp down on Homeopathy? While there have been charges made about the safety of a few Homeopathic products (e.g., Belladonna and Homeopathic teething tablets), these charges have been shown to be baseless, and can usually be tracked back to Big Pharma and its minions. Absolutely no evidence has been presented that any of these charges against these products are true, and significant proof should be demanded before such charges are believed and acted upon. The few specific complaints the FDA points to must be carefully analyzed for other causative factors. Some of those could include whether the babies that reportedly developed seizures had recently been vaccinated, or were given other drug products, or were nursing mothers taking dangerous, but FDA-approved, pharmaceutical drugs.

One has to question the FDA’s recent assertions that some Homeopathic remedies pose “risk” requiring additional regulation, considering the 200-plus year track record of safety of Homeopathy. Moreover, it should be understood that the FDA receives three-quarters of its funding from pharmaceutical drug companies and has a known history of corruption. (See, e.g.,FDA Depends on Industry Funding; Money Comes with “Strings Attached.”)

Homeopathic product sales have been surging, not due to consumer ignorance, as the FDA assumes, but the opposite – more informed consumers are opting for safer, gentler medicine over pharmaceutical chemicals. A survey done by Mass. General Hospital, as reported in the American Journal of Public Health (Feb 18, 2016), found that users of Homeopathic products were more likely to be “highly educated.” For 200 years, Homeopathic remedies have survived attempts by proponents of pharmaceutical drugs to suppress Homeopathy time and again, but the threat here is real and must be taken seriously.

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Comments filed Opposing FDA’s New “Draft Guidance” about Dietary Supplements

CMF filed these comments on December 12, 2016, with the FDA on December criticizing the FDA’s new “Draft Guidance” with respect to dietary supplements.
In our comments, we noted that while federal law requires that manufacturers dietary supplements give “notice” to the FDA before they introduce a “new dietary ingredient” into the marketplace. The FDA, however, has adopted an approach which requires manufacturers to submit separate notices every time they introduce a “new dietary supplement” which uses the “new dietary ingredient” in a different way. This compounds the notice requirement for the supplements industry far beyond what Congress permitted.

Comments filed Opposing FDA ban on sale of Vinpocitine as a Dietary Supplement

CMF filed these comments with the FDA on November 7, 2016, opposing the FDA’s “tentative conclusion that Vinpocetine is not a dietary ingredient and is excluded from the definition of dietary supplement.”

Comments filed Opposing Unnecessary Additional Restrictions on Compounding Pharmacists

CMF filed these comments with the FDA on October 26, 2016 opposing new and unnecessary restrictions on Compounding Pharmacists.

Comments filed Opposing Repeal of Religious Exemption for Vaccines in Virginia

CMF filed these comments with the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care on Friday, September 2, 2016.
The Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care summarized the comments it received on its proposal to abolish the Religious Exemption to vaccines, and discussed our comments on page 7 of this summary.

Comments filed Defending Homeopathy Against FTC Attack

CMF filed comments with the FTC on November 20, 2015, opposing the FTC ‘s plans to clamp down on advertising for over-the-counter homeopathic remedies.

Article Published Defending Homeopathy Against Joint Attack by FDA and FTC

Bill Olson and Jeremiah Morgan published an article on “More Government than America Needs or Wants” in the September 2015 issue of the Hpathy Ezine (Homeopathy 4 Everyone).

Both the FDA and the FTC are working overtime to deprive the American people of access to homeopathic remedies, which have been used safely around the world for centuries. We are working to preserve the right of Americans to make our own choices about our own healthcare, and to preserve the medical freedom.

Center for Medical Freedom/CLDEF — Amicus Briefs

King v. Burwell (December 29, 2014)
Department of Health & Human Services v. Florida (February 13, 2012)
Virginia v. Sebelius [SCOTUS] (November 3, 2011)
Daniel Chapter One v. Federal Trade Commission (May 13, 2011)
Virginia v. Sebelius [Fourth Circuit] (April 4, 2011)

Medical Freedom Bible Verses

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”
Plants were created to be used as medicines
Ezekiel. 47:12 (KJV)
“The fruit thereof shall be for meat and the leaf thereof for medicine.”
Isaiah 38:21 (KJV)
“For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay [it] for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.”
FDA/FTC Regulation of Healthcare is based on Science, so-called:
I Timothy 6:20 (KJV)
“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called.” (Emphasis added.)

Medical Freedom Resources

William J. Olson & Herbert W. Titus, “Federal Trade Commission v. Daniel Chapter One: A Story of Government Suppression of Alternative Medicine,” March 2011.
Herbert W. Titus, “The Right to Medical Care Within a Biblical Worldview: The Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution.” Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 1.
Herbert W. Titus, “Medical Licensure: Rendering to Caesar What is God’s”
Gary Null, “Death by Medicine” – the Movie

Medical Freedom News — General

Paul Driessen, “The Crisis of Integrity-Deficient Science”, July 8, 2017

Medical Freedom News — Big Pharma

Vicki Batts, “Drug company created massive network of fake cancer patients to sell lucrative prescriptions while bribing doctors”, September 11, 2017

Medical Freedom News — Government

Toni Clarke, “Trump chooses Gottlieb to run FDA; Pharma breathes sigh of relief”, March 10, 2017

Medical Freedom News — Vaccines

ANH-USA, “Vaccines May Cause Brain Disorders”, March 14, 2017

Reliability of “Scientific” Studies

Sharyl Attkisson, “Fake Science” (video), August 6, 2017
Claire Robinson, “Uncovered: Monsanto campaign to get Séralini study retracted”, August 2, 2017
Tom Feilden, “Most scientists ‘can’t replicate studies by their peers'”, February 22, 2017
“Science is facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’ where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests.”
Paul E. Smaldino, Richard McElreath, “The natural selection of bad science”, September 21, 2016
Michael Kirsch, M.D., “Watch out for sleight of hand in deceptive medical statistics”, June 13, 2016
“[T]he claim — that industry influence led to the concealing of data — carries echoes, some experts said, of an earlier era of drug marketing, when crucial clinical data went missing from journal articles, leading to high-profile corrections and a wave of ethics policies to limit the influence of drug companies on medical literature.”
D. Sarewitz, “Saving Science: Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing.”, Spring/Summer 2016
“From metastatic cancer to climate change to growth economics to dietary standards, science that is supposed to yield clarity and solutions is in many instances leading instead to contradiction, controversy, and confusion. Along the way it is also undermining the four-hundred-year-old idea that wise human action can be built on a foundation of independently verifiable truths. Science is trapped in a self-destructive vortex; to escape, it will have to abdicate its protected political status and embrace both its limits and its accountability to the rest of society. The story of how things got to this state is difficult to unravel, in no small part because the scientific enterprise is so well-defended by walls of hype, myth, and
Katie Thomas, “Document Claims Drug Makers Deceived a Top Medical Journal”, March 1, 2016
“Massaging numbers is raised to an art form by the pharmaceutical companies who will engage in numerical gymnastics to shine a favorable light on their product”
Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, “Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma?” The Lancet, vol. 385, April 11, 2015
“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue.”
John P. A. Ioannidis, “An Epidemic of False Claims”, June 1, 2011
“False positives and exaggerated results in peer-reviewed scientific studies have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The problem is … particularly egregious in biomedicine. Many studies that claim some drug or treatment is beneficial have turned out not to be true.”
Marcus R. Munafò, Jonathan Flint, “How reliable are scientific studies?”, September, 2010
“There is growing concern that a substantial proportion of scientific research may in fact be false. A number of factors have been proposed as contributing to the presence of a large number of false-positive results in the literature, one of which is publication bias.”
Daniele Fanelli, “How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data”, May 29, 2009
“Increasing evidence … suggests that known frauds are just the “tip of the iceberg”, and that many cases are never discovered. The debate, therefore, has moved on to defining the forms, causes and frequency of scientific misconduct.”
Dr. Joseph Mercola, “A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies”, April 4, 2009
“Scott S. Reuben, a prominent Massachusetts anesthesiologist, allegedly fabricated 21 medical studies that claimed to show benefits from painkillers like Vioxx and Celebrex.”
Marcia Angell, former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, “Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption” The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009
“Breaking the dependence of the medical profession on the pharmaceutical industry … will take a sharp break from an extremely lucrative pattern of behavior. But if the medical profession does not put an end to this corruption voluntarily, it will lose the confidence of the public, and the government ….”
John P. A. Ioannidis, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False” PLOS, August 30, 2005
“There is increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims. However, this should not be surprising. It can be proven that most claimed research findings are false.”

Health Resources

The Joy of Food: “The Alkaline Way Guide”

Vaccine Information

Notice re Adverse Event Reporting
If your child suffers an adverse reaction from a vaccine, please report it to the Federal Government. Very few adverse results are reported, since neither doctors nor hospitals advise parents of this website. Based on that under-reporting the government claims them to be safe. Please report all adverse results.
Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
Gary Null testimony on Vaccines before New York State Assembly Hearing, October 13, 2009
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
“Silent Epidemic” – the Movie
“Vaxxed” – the Movie
“Trace Amounts” – the Movie
“The Greater Good” – the Movie
Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE, and the Alliance for Natural Health USA, “Vaccine Science is Not Settled: A Critical Review of the Literature,”, October, August 2, 2016
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Video on Vaccines
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part One
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part Two
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part Three
Suzanne Humphries, M.D., Lecture on Vaccines, Part Four
Joseph Mercola, M.D., Interview of Suzanne Humphries re Vaccines
Dr. Mark Geier, PhD discusses alarming aspects of the flu vaccine safety, efficacy & mercury.
Alliance for Natural Health USA The Herd Immunity Myth  

Vaccine Risk Found in Numerous “Scientific” Studies

Sharyl Attkisson, What the News Isn’t Saying About Vaccine-Autism Studies,, November 27, 2016
Sharyl Attkisson, CDC: “Possibility” that vaccines rarely trigger autism (AUDIO),, January 25, 2015
Lawrence Solomon, Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims,, November 27, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson, CDC Responds to Allegation it Omitted Vaccine-Autism Study Link,, August 28, 2014
Sharyl Attkisson, Researcher who dispelled vaccine-autism link: “Most-wanted fugitive”,, August 16, 2014
Sharpe MA, Gist TL, Baskin DS, B-lymphocytes from a population of children with autism spectrum disorder and their unaffected siblings exhibit hypersensitivity to thimerosal.,, June 9, 2013
Zhang Y, Xu Q, Liu J, Li SC, Xu X, Risk factors for autistic regression: results of an ambispective cohort study.,, August, 2012
FDA, FDA List of Vaccines Containing Mercury,, June 20, 2012
Duszczyk-Budhathoki M, Olczak M, Lehner M, Majewska MD, Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate.,, February, 2012
Olczak M, Duszczyk M, Mierzejewski P, Meyza K, Majewska MD, Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats.,, September, 2011
Lucija Tomljenovic, Christopher A. Shaw, Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?,, August 14, 2011
Shandley K, Austin DW, Ancestry of pink disease (infantile acrodynia) identified as a risk factor for autism spectrum disorders.,, 2011
Delong G, A positive association found between autism prevalence and childhood vaccination uptake across the U.S. population.,, 2011
Helen V. Ratajczak, Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes—A review,, December 1, 2010
Sharyl Attkisson, Family to Receive $1.5m+ in First-ever Vaccine-autism Court Award,, September 10, 2010
Laura Hewitson, Brian J. Lopresti, Carol Stott, N. Scott Mason, and Jaime Tomko1, Influence of pediatric vaccines on amygdala growth and opioid ligand binding in rhesus macaque infants: A pilot study ,, June 30, 2010
Carolyn M. Gallagher, Melody S. Goodman, Hepatitis B Vaccination Of Male Neonates And Autism Diagnosis,NHIS 1997-2002,, April 10, 2010
Minami T, Miyata E, Sakamoto Y, Yamazaki H, Ichida S, Induction of metallothionein in mouse cerebellum and cerebrum with low-dose thimerosal injection.,, April 2010
Olczak M, Duszczyk M, Mierzejewski P, Wierzba-Bobrowicz T, Majewska MD, Lasting neuropathological changes in rat brain after intermittent neonatal administration of thimerosal.,, 2010
Carolyn M. Gallagher, Melody S. Goodman,, Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1–9 years,, November 13, 2008
Sharyl Attkisson, The “Open Question” On Vaccines and Autism,, May 12, 2008
M. Catherine DeSoto, PhD Robert T. Hitlan, PhD, Blood Levels of Mercury Are Related to Diagnosis of Autism: A Reanalysis of an Important Data Set,, November 1, 2007
Kawashti MI, Amin OR, Rowehy NG, Possible immunological disorders in autism: concomitant autoimmunity and immune tolerance,, 2006
Raksha Shetty, Vaccine Links To Autism?,, June 22, 2004
Singh VK, Lin SX, Newell E, Nelson C, Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.,, July-August 2002
Singh VK, Lin SX, Yang VC, Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus-6 with brain autoantibodies in autism,, October, 1998

Lessons from History

Ralph Nurnerger, How “Modern Medicine” killed James Garfield — not his Assassin’s Bullet, American History TV, April 27, 2015

Other Health Freedom Organizations, Publications and Websites

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom
Alliance for National Health
Homeopathy 4 Everyone

Jonathan V. Wright, M.D. — Videos on Common Health Problems

Menstrual Difficulties/Natural Remedies
Why is there so much Wax in my Ear?
Pro & Anti Carcinogenic Metabolites of Estrogen
What is Trigger Finger?
Eliminating Toxemia of Pregnancy
Four Things Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About High Blood Pressure!
They Won’t Tell You, But This Can Cut Heart Attack Risk By 75%!
Reduce Your Risk of Cardio-Vascular Disease
Cataracts/Natural Treatment
What Can I Do About Those Floaters in My Eyes?
The Two Most Basic Vitamins, Part I, Vitamin C
The Two Most Basic Vitamins, Part 2, Vitamin D
Osteoarthritis: a Basic Vitamin Treatment (Niacinamide)
(William Kaufman, M.D. — The Common Form of Joint Dysfunction: Its Incidence and Treatment – 1949)
(Niacinamide (B3) — 1,500 mg Time Release — Source Naturals)
Low Stomach Acid
The Hidden Meaning of Strep Throat
Natural Hormone Replacement for Women, Part 1
Natural Hormone Replacement for Women, Part 2
Best Applications for Estriol Creams
Diabetes Treatment
Gestational Diabetes — Natural Cause & Cure
Purple Potatoes Prevent Colon Cancer
Let’s not get skin cancer, okay?
Eggplant Cancer Cure (Dr. Bill Elliot Cham)

Health Quotations

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
goodreads.comHippocratic Oath (excerpt):
I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel; and in like manner I will not give to a woman a pessary to produce abortion. With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my Art. I will not cut persons laboring under the stone, but will leave this to be done by men who are practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter, I will go into them for the benefit of the sick, and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and, further from the seduction of females or males, of freemen and slaves. Whatever, in connection with my professional practice or not, in connection with it, I see or hear, in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret. While I continue to keep this Oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men, in all times! But should I trespass and violate this Oath, may the reverse be my lot!
Thomas Jefferson
“Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.”
T. Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, p. 266 (1787 edt,)
Henri Frederic Amiel
“In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.”
Benjamin Rush
“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.”
William Broome
“A doctor is a man who writes prescriptions till the patient either dies or is cured by nature.”
Dr. Abram Hoffer
“Drugs make a well person sick. Why would they make a sick person well?”

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