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Schedule II? Cannabis threatens to disrupt the pharmaceutical industry

Here's the kicker: the hardcore killer, Fentanyl, is a Schedule II drug, meaning doctors can prescribe it through pharmacies. Cannabis, on the other hand, which has never killed a soul, is a Schedule I, right up there with heroin.

The DOJ Now Using Bankers to Block Online Purchasing of Dietary Supplements

Department of Justice enters war against dietary supplements
What is happening here is part of the Department of Justice’s clamp down on dietary supplement companies that do business online. Cloaked as a consumer protection plan, in reality, the online supplement industry is being dismantled one vendor at a time. New online supplement companies are scrambling to find merchant account services that will accept their business.

Ignoring Consumer Protests, FDA Throttles Medical Foods

Want your doctor to help you manage your diabetes with specially formulated foods? The FDA says no way. Action Alert!
What does your doctor know about nutrition and its ability to heal illness? That’s a good question for many conventional doctors, but most integrative doctors actually know a lot about it. And the FDA has no business telling them what to do.
Recently, the FDA issued its final guidance on medical foods. In doing so, the agency completely ignored the many passionate comments from ANH-USA members and our allies. The agency has decided to severely restrict consumer access to medical foods—and is banning medical foods for diabetes patients.

FDA Takes New Steps and Bans E-cigarettes and Cigars to Minors

health freedom alliance, 6 May 2016
The U.S. government on Thursday took wide-ranging steps to crack down for the first time on e-cigarettes and cigars, growing in popularity among teens, and banned sales to anyone under age 18 in hopes of sparing a new generation from nicotine addiction.

FDA Pulls Approval of Niacin, Fibrate in Combo with Statins

Patrice Wendling, April 15, 2016
Citing a lack of cardiovascular benefit, the FDA is taking the unusual step of withdrawing approvals it had previously given for use of niacin and fenofibric acid with statins to treat high cholesterol

Will Hemp CBD Be a Drug or a Dietary Supplement Ingredient? - See more at: http://www.nutritionaloutlook.com/regulatory/finding-home-hemp#sthash.AGAdwsvC.dpuf

Michael Crane, August 21, 2015
For an ingredient that isn’t officially approved for use in the United States, hemp CBD is quickly gaining ground in the dietary supplement market

Justice Department and Federal Partners Announce Enforcement Actions of Dietary Supplement Cases

Department of Justice, November 17, 2015
Criminal Charges Brought against Bestselling Supplement Manufacturer

FDA has known processed meat causes cancer since the 1970s, but continues to cover up truth to protect meat industry

Ethan A. Huff, January 6 2016
They're added to nearly every processed meat product sold in the U.S. today – nitrites and other synthetic curing chemicals that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says are safe to use for keeping meat products from spoiling too quickly.