Red Flags on Drug Approval Methods!

Yet another reason to choose time-tested, natural therapies over prescription pharmaceuticals. Two new studies have raised huge red flags about how drugs are tested and approved, including one just published in the May 4th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

According to, " only about half of the new prescription medications pushed onto the market over the last decade had the proper data together for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - yet the FDA approved them anyhow."

Physicians make the decision of who and when to prescribe new medications based on information the FDA and drug companies give them. Without complete data, patients could be prescribed medications that are not safe or not suited for them.  So, basically complete data comes from patients who think they are taking well-tested, thoroughly researched drugs. What they don't realize is that it is up to them to report possibly unknown  reactions and side effects.

It is a good thing there are other options.  Acupuncture and Chinese herbs have been prescribed and safely treating patients for thousands of years. At Garden Acupuncture, we go the extra mile to be sure the herbal formulas we prescribe are free of heavy metals and other unwanted ingredients by using Evergreen Herbs. All of their herbs must pass an average of 15 quality control tests before being approved for sale.

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Alex Goldberg