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WHO Privatised the Regulator?
A three Part Feature Article on who was behind the world's largest
Filed May 12, 2003 By Eve Hillary
April 29th, 2003 was a cool autumn day in Australia. To the average
Aussie it seemed a day like any other. Most tuned into the 6 o'clock
news, aware that history was being made in other countries with
SARS and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. But few were aware that something
of historical importance was unfolding in the "Lucky Country".
To seasoned observers who saw it coming it was nothing short of
breathtaking when the near mortal blow to health freedom was finally
struck, and for a while, dissenting voices were stunned into silence.
Many pundits expected other countries to be the more likely targets
but like any interesting social experiment, there was an elegant
logic behind the choice. Australians were historically spared the
great upheavals of the twentieth century. They seemed more trusting,
less suspicious of political and corporate agendas than their counterparts
in the northern hemisphere or in Europe where entire populations
still recall the spin-doctoring of totalitarian governments under
the guise of this or that benefit for the public good.
The largest, quickest and most comprehensive recall of health care
products in world history occurred in Australia following an announcement
on Monday April 29th by the TGA that they had served Pan Pharmaceuticals
with an order to suspend its operations for a six month period.
The company supplied 75% of Australia's complementary healthcare
products such as nutritional supplements in the form of vitamins,
minerals, omega oils, and herbal products. Pan also supplied a range
of over-the-counter and other drugs, which were sold under various
brand names by other companies. Jim Selim, the founder and CEO of
Pan is an Egyptian born pharmacist who by all accounts has a passionate
belief in natural products and expert knowledge of herbs and supplements.
Selim had single handedly built up his company and within 20 years
was the largest supplier of complementary health products in Australia.
His astonishing success catapulted him onto the world stage as the
fourth largest manufacturer of natural health products. Along with
this distinction came some unwanted attention from the multi-national
pharmaceutical industry, which had been lobbying against natural
health supplements and products because of the significant erosion
they made into drug company profits.
Studies show that 60% of consumers have spent some of their health
dollars on supplements and natural remedies. Many use natural products
to maintain good health or facilitate recovery from various conditions
after orthodox medicine has failed, as it often does in the case
of chronic illness. Doctors trained in nutritional medicine as well
as qualified naturopaths, use supplements therapeutically as an
adjunct to orthodox treatments or as wholistic treatments. The science
behind natural medicine has been widely denied by orthodox medicine
and is largely kept out of medical student's curricula. However
nutrients have been used and studied for thousands of years and
there is a large body of valid scientific evidence that shows therapeutic
nutrients are highly effective in treating a wide range of conditions.
Most health consumers take supplements because they perceive a health
benefit and are not even aware that there is solid science behind
nutritional therapies. This research is little mentioned in the
media, which nearly always portrays nutritional therapies as being
solely practiced by unqualified quacks. Media disinformation is
issued directly from pharmaceutical company public relations departments
on a daily basis through journalists and industry-sponsored doctors
embedded in the media and other key positions. (8) This has been
occurring for over 40 years and is well documented in the chemical
industry archives, documents released through litigation. (7)
Much of the public confusion on the issue results from drug industry
misinformation, which frequently refers to nutrient supplements
as medicines or even drugs. Nutrients are not drugs. Humans require
dozens of essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals and
antioxidants to stay alive and healthy. The body knows how to use
these and eliminates the excess as it has done for millions of years.
The need for supplements has increased recently, after it has been
shown that plant-based foods are now grown on barren and demineralised
soils, which do not supply plants with optimum nutrients. Humans
then eat nutritionally deficient plants. Orthodox doctors claim
the standard western diet contains all we need and additional supplements
are 'flushed down the toilet'. This view appears to be myopic or
at least poorly informed, given that 75% of all Australian deaths
are a result of lifestyle factors. This includes poor diet and the
resulting nutritional deficiencies.
On the other hand, drugs are mostly synthetic chemicals. There are
many drugs that are life saving and beneficial when prescribed responsibly.
But the massive proliferation of drugs has given rise to a statistic,
which the multi-national pharmaceutical industry attempts to hide.
Dangerous or inappropriate pharmaceutical drug treatments and medical
interventions have now become the third leading cause of death.
The "problem" for the pharmaceutical industry is twofold.
Healthy people avoid consuming pharmaceuticals. Illness generates
profits to drug companies, mainly through their exclusive sale of
patented drugs. Wellness and preventative medicine has been less
profitable for the multinational drug industry because smaller companies
like Pan and many other vitamin companies formulate and sell most
of the world's nutritional and vitamin products. Nutrients and herbs
are naturally occurring substances and therefore cannot be patented
unless their structure is changed through genetic engineering or
chemical processes. Pharmaceutical industry PR departments and industry-funded
scientists have been behind unnecessary herb and vitamin scares,
citing lack of uniformity or actual danger to persons who take supplements.
Subsequently some natural products have been withdrawn from sale
while massive drug and biotech multi-nationals work behind the scenes
to chemically alter and patent natural substances as pharmaceuticals.
In Australia alone the increasing popularity of natural products
has deprived the global pharmaceutical market of 2 billion dollars
annually. This has brought in its wake an accelerating clampdown
on complementary medicine (using natural products). The drug industry
is worth trillions of dollars worldwide and it has some powerful
In January 2003, the TGA moved to recall Travacalm, Pan's over-the-counter
travel sickness tablet when it was tested and found to be defective.
After the January recall, Pan discovered a problem with one of its
analysts whom the company claimed was responsible for the lapse
in quality control over the defective product. The company dismissed
the analyst, and set out to correct the problem with its recalled
product, while continuing to manufacture its other unaffected product
lines. So far the protocol followed normal procedure for a recall,
a commonplace occurrence even in the multi-national pharmaceutical
However, neither Jim Selim nor Pan's board members anticipated the
special attention they were about to receive from the TGA. The company
had become used to the regular TGA inspections in the previous few
years and neither Pan nor the TGA found any serious cause for concern.
In fact, Pan's vitamin and herb factory had been inspected more
often and more rigorously than the Australian-based operations of
multi-national pharmaceutical drug companies. However, after January
the TGA conducted a number of audit raids on Pan which foreshadowed
trouble. In April, the TGA shut down Pan's entire operation and
slapped a class 1 recall over 1369 Pan products which were unrelated
to Travacalm. This involved mostly vitamins, minerals and herbal
products, which the company supplied to over 75% of the complementary
health care market.
The regulator cited serious concerns as to the quality, safety
or effectiveness of these natural remedies. Class 1 recalls are
only issued when it has been shown that the product is likely to
cause serious, irreversible health damage or death. By its extreme
action of issuing a class 1 recall, the TGA indicated to the general
public that the calcium tablet or vitamin C or Echinacea or chamomile
or any other of the 1369 natural products they had been taking without
any problems, are now expected to cause death or irreversible health
damage. Many consumers questioned this logic when they had experienced
no adverse health effects from the supplements they had already
taken. Those whose suspicions were aroused were even more surprised
that the TGA had not given specific information about the nature
of the problem with the products. Then Mayne Health, a large health
care company whom Pan supplied with health care products, stated
that their company had regularly conducted their own rigorous testing
of Pan's product and had not found a cause for concern. The TGA
offered no explanation as to why an independent distributor of Pan's
products could find no problem on testing when the regulator claimed
there was a life-threatening problem.
During the week of the shock announcement, the TGA left its responsibilities
as a provider of accurate and useful public information, to the
daily tabloids who rushed to fill the information vacuum with headlines
such as; Honeymoon Ruined, Babies in Danger, It's a Sick Business,
Bad Medicine. By the end of the week the TGA had still not explained
the specific problem and which of the vitamin company's products
were affected and in what way. Instead they stood by as the press
had a field day whipping up the story while the more vulnerable
consumers of health care products, elderly people and young mothers,
panicked and imagined all types of horrific scenarios. The interim
week saw a run on 5000 health food stores which reported an influx
of panicked customers demanding refunds for all manner of products,
even those they'd fully consumed, and those that were out of date.
Some demanded money for taxi fares. The TGA remained tight lipped
about the offending substance that had allegedly rendered these
supplements life threatening overnight. Instead, the regulator issued
numerous public announcements stating that; "drugs and pharmaceuticals
are perfectly safe and persons should keep on taking them".
The NSW State Premier chimed in with his own message to that effect.
By the end of the week the dailies continued running weekend feature
stories about the grave dangers of taking vitamins. The conundrum
sent freelance and independent researchers scurrying to their computers
to research product recalls. A short search of the FDA drug recall
list and medico-legal websites, list thousands of recalls, adverse
events and warnings pertaining to drug and chemical products manufactured
by multi-national drug and chemical companies. Many of the listed
products are known to be either dangerous or toxic to humans and
Multi-national drug company recalls are rarely given much press,
and have never been given as much negative media attention as Pan
had received. Even more incredibly, no large multi-national company
has ever been shut down by a government regulator after one of its
products has been recalled, even if deaths have occurred as a result
of using the drug or chemical. This discovery was guaranteed to
make any independent journalist even more curious about the TGA
and the vitamin company.
In the second week, Pan stocks plummeted and other companies scrambled
to fill the manufacturing gap while their share prices surfed a
rising wave. The mainstream media had settled into the role of investigators
and de-facto TGA spokespersons, breathlessly informing the public
of the "facts" behind the "vitamin scandal".
"Snake Oil Jim Quits.." screamed the tabloids, while the
"prestigious" Sydney Morning Herald ran the story; "Tangled
Tale of Lucky Jim", a vicious little expose` of Selim's daughter
and her 1997 battle with drugs. Any parent would consider it a tragedy
to watch their child suffer from the disease of addiction, let alone
have it published in the newspaper. The journalists Mercer and Stevenson
used a psychologist's report to speculate on Jim Selim's shortcomings
as a parent. Hardly a need-to-know issue for the Australian public
who had still not been informed as to the results of the regulator's
testing of the 1369 urgently recalled products. Not surprisingly,
Jim Selim voluntarily resigned as CEO from his own company, amidst
one of the most vicious tabloid vilification campaigns in the history
of the Australian press.
While grannies thought they had been poisoned, Australia's investigative
journalists wrote about interviews with disgruntled employees who
thought they should have had longer breaks and the production should
have been slower at the vitamin factory. The dailies stated opinion
as gospel while offering no real facts from the TGA. While the thinking
public waited for the facts, young mothers still thought they had
poisoned their babies. The tabloids made fun of Jim Selim and columnists
wrote ditties about vitamins and herbs being "eye of newt".
Embedded industry-sponsored TV journalists worked feverishly behind
the scenes to spin horror exposés about herbs and vitamins
that were screened within a week of the breaking news. And still
no one had suffered any adverse effects from having taken vitamins.
Embedded "experts" emerged from the closet with their
editorials, published under the guise of objective articles. Still
the TGA remained silent about the exact reason why the natural products
were classed as being capable of causing death. Pundits assumed
TGA was checking all recalled products just as they had checked
Travacalm and made public the exact nature of the problem.
By the end of the week Jim Selim, once a man with a zest for life,
had been forced to leave his home after journalists crawled all
over his garden by day and night. They interviewed his neighbours,
one of whom complained that the Selim family had visitors who banged
the gate when they left. The other complaint was about the noise
when the family swam in their pool. The facts gleaned by the reader
from this in-depth investigative journalism were that the Selims
had friends and they indulged in occasional exercise. By week's
end the Selim family retreated to parts unknown, amidst Jim's friend's
concerns that "he is in a very bad way."
While the media was beating itself to death with the vitamin factory
story, a little known posting appeared in an obscure place on the
TGA website. The regulator is also in charge of being a public watchdog
with respect to food, chemicals and consumer items. On the same
day as the TGA recalled Pan products, they also issued another recall.
A smallgoods company packaged a large quantity of ham, which was
found to be contaminated with bacteria known to cause serious food
poisoning, which sometimes results in death. The media never mentioned
this, and there were no public press releases issued by the TGA.
At the end of the second week following the world's largest recall,
the TGA had still released no results of their product testing to
Australian consumers or the thousands of businesses that relied
on accurate information. But many of the 5000 or so Australian health
food store proprietors were about to start the cascade into insolvency.
To hasten the process, they were forced by the consumer watchdog
ACCC to issue consumer refunds when they had no guarantee of reimbursement
by the now ailing manufacturer. Health food shops were left saddled
with the difference between the wholesale and retail price, which
they had to find out of their own pockets. With their backs to the
wall they still had precious little by way of an explanation. However,
TGA did issue clear instructions to clear shelves of recalled product.
Now, virtually overnight natural products disappeared leaving many
The largest mountain of vitamins, minerals, oils and herbs in the
world was hurriedly designated for destruction by the Australian
Government in a special location and using a special process usually
reserved for toxic waste. The evidence is destined for destruction.
The TGA has still not informed the public as to why their natural
products were classified as being deadly, when no one had previously
suffered adverse effects. The regulator has released no test results.
It is not known if tests were ever conducted. When the mountain
of vitamins finally rests in its mass grave, incinerated and entombed
as the remains of what the Australian government regards as toxic
waste, we will never know. And the epitaph on the headstone could
well read; "Here Lies Health Freedom".
Among the mystery and intrigue surrounding this historical event,
one thing appears to be certain. Had any test shown a lethal toxicity
supporting a class 1 recall, the TGA would have told us by now.
Unlike some issues that rest in peace, the ghost of this recall
will haunt the government for years to come. The story of the recall
started years ago in a bustling European city. But first, a little
more about the regulator.
TGA "Protecting the Health and Safety of All Australians"
Like its US FDA counterpart, the Australian TGA states that it "is
obligated to take action where there is concern in relation to the
quality, safety and effectiveness of medicines." The regulator
also oversees the safety of food and chemical products as well as
consumer items and medicines. The TGA states its role is to " protect
the health and safety of all Australians." However, an audit
of the regulator's performance reveals an astonishing picture.
TGA Regulating Chemicals
In 1999 a woman lodged a complaint with the TGA about a chemical
product that she had used, as directed on the label. Using this
product had caused her to be violently ill and she required hospital
treatment. She was pregnant at the time of the toxic exposure. Serious
health effects became apparent as a result of the poisoning, affecting
both the woman and her child for many years. Both were subsequently
diagnosed with chemical poisoning by two Australian doctors and
one U.S. specialist physician. She reported this to the then director
of the Chemicals and Non-prescription Medicines Branch of the TGA,
Mr. Graham Peachey. The director replied to her complaint, claiming
that all chemicals are rigorously tested and regulated by Australian
government departments. He maintained that her claim that this chemical
product had caused serious illness was a result of "a strong
interaction with personal belief factors". By this, he dismissed
her complaint, alleging that she was imagining the (medically diagnosed)
serious effects the chemical exposure had on herself and her child.
The woman wrote back enquiring as to what kind of testing is done
by the regulators on toxic chemicals that are manufactured by large
multi-national companies and that stream directly onto the Australian
market. She received no reply. She later found out that no independent
testing of any kind is done on these products before they reach
the consumer. Meanwhile she encountered others who'd had similar
experiences with the same chemical and other toxic consumer products.
She discovered that they too had written letters of complaint to
the TGA, and they had received the same response. She joined a support
group for chemically injured persons, and became the group's newsletter
Soon she was inundated with letters from persons who related the
identical or similar responses from the TGA after they had lodged
complaints to the regulator about harmful effects from toxic chemicals
in consumer products. Intrigued, she investigated these allegations
and found that the TGA had dismissed all of them. None of these
dozens (and possibly thousands) of complaints alleging serious and
sometimes life threatening effects on consumers by various chemical
products were ever investigated by the TGA. The multi-national chemical
manufacturers were never held accountable and the TGA never co-operated
with calls to start an adverse events register for chemical products
despite years of lobbying by individuals, advocates and support
TGA Regulating Drugs
Like its U.S. FDA counterpart, the TGA regulates and approves drugs.
Ten years ago in 1994 there were 157.5 million prescriptions issued
annually. That figure has now increased exponentially as hundreds
of new drugs have come on line. It would be reasonable to assume
that a large part of the huge modern TGA building in Canberra would
be devoted to ensuring public safety through monitoring of potent
pharmaceutical drugs. However more oversight committees and manpower
is devoted to herbs and vitamins. Why? A quick overview of just
one drug regulating example will yield some disturbing answers and
raise even more questions.
In the mid 1980's GlaxoSmithKline marketed buproprion as an antidepressant,
released under the brand name of Wellbutrin and later Zyban. In
1986 bupropion was briefly withdrawn due to the high rate of convulsions
associated with its use, and later inexplicably returned to the
marketplace. By 2002 bupropion was recognised as the third most
common cause of drug related seizures with cocaine found to be the
number one cause (2). Buproprion is often placed in the same category
as Prozac type drugs, but its exact mode of action remains unclear
after many years of study. Since 1998, statistics indicated some
serious adverse effects were occurring among patients taking the
drug. Complaints were flowing in to Health Canada, to the UK regulator
and to the manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline. The company had received
1127 adverse reports about the drug from Canada alone between May
1998 and May 28, 2001. This included 19 deaths. Meanwhile the Medicines
Control Agency, UK's version of the FDA/TGA, reported 3,457 adverse
reaction reports to the drug including 18 deaths. Since then there
have been 7,500 adverse reactions and 58 deaths in the UK up to
In 2000, GlaxoSmithKline lodged an application to the TGA to approve
bupropion, to be marketed in its new guise, not as an antidepressant,
but as an anti smoking drug called Zyban. By then the drug had collected
a number of skeletons in its closet. The drug had enjoyed another
life as a weight loss pill, and was written up in an Obesity Journal
as being a fat buster, since loss of appetite had been determined
in 3% of the side effects reported while in use as an antidepressant.
However, the "research" was far from ethical, as it was
commissioned and paid for by the drug's manufacturer. (3,4) Shortly
after the pharmaceutical giant lodged its drug application to the
TGA in Canberra the regulator commenced its stringent "pre-market
evaluation" of bupropion, now known as Zyban. The registration
process involved an in depth assessment of the drug, its efficacy,
and safety. The regulator was required to review the adverse effects
including convulsions and death associated with the drug's use overseas,
figures that were by then readily available. While the TGA was still
busy "protecting the health and safety of all Australians"
with its rigorous safety assessment of the drug, the global death
toll was still escalating. By mid 2002 the manufacturer had already
received reports of 245 deaths associated with the use of this drug.
After the TGA experts finished their stringent review of bupropion,
now marketed Zyban, the drug enjoyed the approval of the Australian
regulator. It was introduced into Australia late in 2000, and extensively
promoted to doctors as an anti smoking drug (1).
The Australian Zyban experience proved to be tragically identical
to the reported overseas experience. Not long after TGA approved
its use in Australia serious reports of adverse reactions started
to pour into the TGA's adverse drug reactions advisory committee
ADRAC. Since Zyban's approval, 1237 reports of adverse reactions
linked to Zyban, have been reported to the TGA, including: 74 episodes
of convulsions/twitching, psychiatric effects such as depression
and anxiety, serious skin rashes including a serum sickness type
syndrome, impotence, chest pain. And 18 Australians died. (1)
When complaints came into the adverse drug advisory committee about
Pan's Travacalm after persons experienced sedative and other side
effects from the product, the TGA perhaps understandably applied
a class 1 recall, even though there were no irreversible effects
or deaths. (Class 2 recall is in case of adverse events that are
reversible or mild, and class 3 recalls are reserved when no serious
adverse events are expected to occur) Oddly the vitamins included
in this recent haul attracted a Class 1 recall when no effects at
all had been reported.
However, despite the high numbers of adverse events and deaths,
the TGA has no serious concerns about the safety of Zyban. To protect
the health and safety of all Australians the regulator will review
"each report with a fatal outcome" through its ADRAC (adverse
drug reactions advisory committee), which meets every six to seven
weeks and "is keeping the drug's safety under close review."
The committee's experts are not certain as to whether the deaths
and serious side effects are caused by the drug or are "coincidental."
While the TGA is still "reviewing" and "monitoring"
the ever-increasing death toll linked to an apparently dangerous
drug, it has acted immediately to affect a class 1 recall of a calcium
supplement, which it recalls "Due to serious concerns".
Calcium is a naturally occurring mineral that is required for good
health on a daily basis, and no one has ever died from it. Closely
followed by a class 1 recall of 1369 other natural supplements.
The regulator has no plans to withdraw Zyban from the Australian
market. It is not the only dangerous drug widely prescribed and
approved by the TGA. 10,000 fatal events occur annually in Australia,
attributed to medical procedures and drug associated deaths. Most
of these deaths could have been avoided if the regulator recalled
the drugs that caused deaths and left the vitamins and nutrients
essential to life available to the public.
The disturbing questions raised by this paradox must now be answered.
WHO owns the TGA?
Each year delegates gather in a European city to convene the Codex
Alimentarius Commission. The first commission was convened in 1963
as a joint effort between the UN and the WHO (world health organization).
Since that time the Codex delegates have overwhelmingly represented
large multi national pharmaceutical companies and government regulating
authorities including the FDA and TGA. The delegates are determining
an eight-step guideline that is already being implemented in many
countries of the world. The Codex guidelines are intended to prevent
the further sale of supplements and herbs and to regulate them as
drugs to be manufactured solely by drug companies. In accord with
the Codex guidelines, supplements are being slowly withdrawn from
the public domain.
There are no representatives of small vitamin manufacturers and
retailers at Codex meetings and health supplement consumers are
not represented, as they are not eligible to attend. There is no
press allowed during these meetings. Each successive meeting at
the Codex commission advances the coming agenda to set worldwide
guidelines on vitamins, supplements and herbs. The full restriction
of supplements and herbs is enacted as an eight-step process and
begins with seemingly innocent changes that the regulator adopts
at first. Finally each country is brought closer to full harmonisation
when the consumer can no longer access supplements or herbs.
The guidelines include the setting of recommended daily intake (RDI)
levels of supplements, which are set so low as to make therapeutic
doses or prophylactic doses of supplements impossible and technically
illegal. Iceland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark have already harmonised
to step 5. Once harmonised, the codex 'recommendation' becomes enshrined
in that country's statutes and laws are strictly observed. One Scandinavian
vitamin supplier was chased by the federal police for supplying
vitamin C tablets that exceeded 200 mg. The amount of vitamin C
contained in three oranges had made this man a criminal. Canada
has recently harmonised with Codex, with its regulator withdrawing
nearly half of the stocks in health food stores overnight. Possession
of one popular supplement DHEA in Canada now attracts the same penalties
as crack cocaine. The Canadian regulator is empowered to classify
any substance as a drug and it makes no difference if that substance
is a food that has been consumed for millions of years and is perfectly
safe. That product can be recalled or removed from the market.
As Codex continues its march, herbs are increasingly classed as
drugs with restricted access. Germany has already complied fully
by regulating all supplements and herbs as drugs. In a country with
an age-old tradition of natural medicine, no one can freely access
these products now. This is designed to assist drug companies in
their technology of PharmaPrinting, which produces versions of herbs
that will be standardised and patented by drug companies and approved
by government regulators as drugs. In a press release six years
ago, the WHO has announced its collaboration with PharmaPrint, a
California based Biotech Company, which has already started to standardise
useful herbs such as Gingko, St. John's Wart, Valerian and many
Once patented, useful Herbs will then be banned and removed from
the public domain, even for garden use. There has already been a
Federal police raid carried out on a couple in northern NSW who
planted a Chinese herb in their garden to use as tea. (10)
For the time being, all herbs and supplements have now been allocated
DIN (drug identification numbers) which many regulators have now
adopted and implemented in their respective countries as they gradually
harmonise with the codex "recommendations". Australian
TGA officials have distributed much of this DIN software to other
countries. The TGA is in the process of pressuring New Zealand to
adopt similar restrictive standards as are currently in Australia.
Graham Peachey, the one time director of the chemicals and non-prescription
medicines branch of the TGA has taken over the task of persuading
NZ to harmonise to the same level as Australia. That includes the
prohibition of any therapeutic claim made with respect to nutritional
supplements, even if there exist medical studies to support those
claims. So far NZ has resisted moves in that direction, placing
value on health freedom for its citizens. However, failure to implement
these Codex standards will result in sanctions against governments
by the WTO.
There is a fortune to be made by multinational drug companies solely
controlling the manufacture and sale of all life sustaining natural
products. Many doctors and health freedom advocates are deeply disturbed
by these events. Dr. Matthias Rath, a medical specialist in nutritional
medicine demonstrated that nutritional supplements reversed many
conditions including heart disease. He states. "If the Codex
Commission is allowed to obstruct the eradication of heart disease
by restricting access to nutritional supplements, more than 12 million
people world-wide will continue to die every year from premature
heart attacks and strokes. Within the next generation alone, this
would result in over 300 million premature deaths, more than in
all the wars of mankind together."
Codex has been a well-kept secret for many years. However, lately
word has spread and thousands of health conscious and informed people
are protesting against the disappearance of health freedom. People
are demanding their right to stay healthy in open demonstrations
around the world. For countries that have already harmonised, it
is too late to reverse this blow to health freedom in the near future.
However, greater awareness is gathering strength globally and those
with agendas are running out of time to implement their total control
over God's garden and over the citizens of those countries that
haven't yet fully harmonised.
Back to Pan
It seems an extraordinary stroke of luck for the TGA that half the
supplement stocks have been swept away into a toxic waste incinerator
while the media manufactures public consent for the regulator to
clamp down on the vitamin industry with tighter controls. "Clean
up the industry" the public demands. "Standardise herbs".
"Tighten up the regulations", demand those who know nothing
of the global agenda, and the same cry is heard from those who know
the plan. Many senior TGA officials have deep ties to WHO. News
of Pan travels fast. It was posted in Geneva the day after it was
announced to Australians.
We would be well advised to watch the developments from now on.
And to speak up while we still can. We are nearing midnight, just
a few short steps away from "harmonising" with the needs
of a very powerful cadre of individuals. It was Benito Mussolini
who said, "Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism
because it is a merger of state and corporate power. "
In the lucky country people still believe Benito lived a long time
ago in a land far away.
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About Eve Hillary
Eve Hillary is based in Sydney. She a medical writer and researcher
into issues pertaining to the health care industry and environmental
health. She specializes in documenting the human impact of the politics
of multinational medical and biotech corporations, covering issues
such as emerging epidemics, gene pollution, chemical pollution,
government regulators and the role of the media.
She is the author of Children of a Toxic Harvest: An Environmental
Autobiography, and numerous articles relating to environmental health
issues. Her most recent book is Health Betrayal; Staying away from
the sickness industry. She is also a public speaker.
Eve has spent 25 years in health care where she has observed the
medical industry at first hand from the inside.
Knowledge is power, and Eve's primary objective is to return this
power to the individuals whose lives depend on it. She uncompromisingly
believes that knowing the facts about health care is a right that
belongs to the public.
Anyone wanting to inform themselves of these issues should access
the website of John Hammell, a prominent health freedom advocate,
founder of the International Advocates for Health Freedom, www.iahf.com