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FDA Declares Form of Vitamin B6 a Drug

The FDA has effectively banned a naturally-occurring form of vitamin B6 called pyridoxamine by declaring it to be a drug, reports the American Association for Health Freedom. Responding to a petition filed by a drug company, the FDA declared pyridoxamine to be "a new drug."

Now, any nutritional supplements containing pyridoxamine will be considered adulterated and illegal by the FDA, which may raid vitamin companies and seize such products. See the history of FDA raids on vitamin companies here:

Pyridoxamine occurs naturally in fish, chicken and other foods (, putting the FDA in the strange position of banning a substance from dietary supplements even though it is already present in the food supply.

The FDA's war on Mother Nature
It's not the first time the FDA has declared a natural molecule to be a


Added: Feb-15-2009 Occurred On: Feb-15-2009
By: tomtomtim
Tags: fda, drug, b6, vitamins, illegal, nutritional, supplements, pyridoxamine
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