The pharmaceutical companies have taken over the FDA by proxy of their having the money required to get approval. It’s ridiculous.
They approve poisons and disprove the very nutrients (smart drugs) that would heal the nation of the modern times.
The fact is the FDA is actually requiring anyone who wants a new drug approved to pay for the entire staffing of doctors, testing (blind and double blind, including what you pay the participants) and all that jazz to the sum of over 220 million dollars.
This means that the big pharmaceutical companies have the monopoly over ANY new drug as no small business will ever be able to afford that and honestly- if they could they'd just keep the money and live life in the fast lane wouldn't they?
How ridiculous is this rule? It's not only not fair at all, it means that in the USA there is a terrorist far worse than Bin Laden, the FDA.
They are making it impossible for REAL healing drugs to hit the shelves equally, while approving dangerous drugs and giving the pharmaceutical companies the power to corrupt America at it's root- the people.
If we're all too dumb and deteriorating at the rate we are due to trusting prescription drugs- we'll be wiped out in 50 years.
Smart drugs are 98% approved for import legally into the USA (meaning only 2% of them are not allowed but are due to them being prescription strength effects and not true nootripics but rather stimulants (modafinil for one, but a legal import is Adrafinil).
Many have tried to get smart drugs approved but none have been able to. Why? Because it's not to treat an illness, it's to enhance intelligence, and if you believe that the decline in our modern diet nutrition and stress constantly making us sick is not a good reason for smart drugs being in dire need- you can join the FDA's position.
The FDA is irony incarnate. Under the guise of "helping protect people" they are actually corrupting them.
They aren't helping anyone in fact I can see the FDA as being fully responsible for the decline of Americans health. They also set the "RDA" which is ridiculously too low to help anyone.
Centrum, for example doesn't have enough multivitamin power to even make it through your stomach. You pretty much have to take twice the RDA just to get the RDA amount to absorb!
Don't get me started on these guys- just thought I'd mention it. A book called "brain boosters", goes into intricate detail naming names- it's a fascinating and eye opening story.
People have fought back and what used to be impossible is now possible.
The book was written in the late 80's and many of the things we now find on our health store and grocery store vitamin aisles shelves was "banned" for no reason by the FDA in the 80's but has been released along with the ability to legally purchase and have shipped in from another country most of the smart drugs that still can't be sold here but can be imported none the less. They are in the Grey area of "not approved by the FDA" but also "not disproved".