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But first senator Dick Durbin has reintroduced his bill to give essentially complete control to the FDA.
To -- supplements for the marketplace and remove them at their own discretion.
The FDA has -- for forty years to gain power of the supplement industry to get them off the over the counter market.
And turning to prescription items owned by drug companies.
-- -- than usual terms of consumer protection this.
Nothing more than a power or.
Will this -- the price of supplements go up.
And will -- offer any more protection than we have now.
To debate this topic.
It doctor -- decurtis and internist at NYU medical center.
And anesthesiologists and author of pharmacology and amnesties -- practice acting in Iraq could.
Doctor -- -- I'd like to start with video viewer for.
Prescription supplements tell me why absolutely.
Under most circumstances regulation is a four letter word no what he wants to be regulated that in this sense it's about patients see he's not a right for patients to choose.
Between having a Coke and a Pepsi.
It's about a patient's right to be not injured to not be harmed but -- -- you tell me people are dying from vitamin C I don't get it.
Not I didn't feel we're cutting that the world supplements.
You're not talking about.
Vitamins and minerals -- say what you're talking about is.
Say you want to build your muscles are becomes thinner or whatever you do those kind of things that the products have multiple.
Ingredients -- let me -- it's all natural it's a great marketing tool because who doesn't wanna be own actual war equalled that with being healthy don't want to say we have something chemically made and that's good for you.
Doctor -- I -- as you you're you're against the supplements becoming a prescription item tell me why what is -- what is doctor -- saying that you disagree with.
Well what I disagree with us they're really not that dangerous Carol and we had to just say act in 1994.
And that's an FDA act.
I -- and what that -- is at the FDA at any time can shut down a company.
And they record I supplement off the shelf -- is supplement off the shelf and they're gonna make the manufacturers.
Responsible for what's in those supplements so in what they also make them responsible for the titles that they call their products I think what I'm hearing from doctor Ratcliffe -- That they're saying this is an all natural product when it's not so may be doctor -- with this is more about.
Labeling practices then actually.
Giving -- description over to supplement crack.
-- different -- just because something's label says ten milligrams says ten -- and there's no way to know there's a poor reporting system because we don't have to report to the FDA.
I think that 150 million Americans -- take supplements of some form.
Called on a second I am.
One of -- My goodness okay what -- -- patient this isn't me.
This cost me 14100.
Dollars a month to do this if this is taken over to prescription I am not able to afford being healthy what what I need to stay healthy.
So what is going to happen to other people I mean I save my pennies since I started working a lot -- at the birth dollar -- ever earned.
I'm at times and look it says this isn't name plate so what am I going to do the cost is gonna -- 300 vs 300% part of -- when you don't.
Regularly something people don't think that it's dangerous some -- supplements are sold next to pack of gum.
Is that safety and gun safe but we don't know what's in some of these supplements and the problem isn't that that there's not a dirty dozen of being that we should just avoid part of the prompting some of these are safe -- not patients with certain medical conditions were taken certain types of drugs.
X-Factor like a physician really has to advice his or her patient that is really important and today unfortunately your average physician practicing.
Really doesn't know that much about these things they're so used to prescribing big pharma drugs.
And when I started specializing in medical weight loss and anti -- I have to go really back to medical school.
And learn all of these things so there's a lot out -- the positions need to know and I hope that the public becomes educated.
And asked their physician look what -- -- really need to take because if you're patient turning and tell you about that how are we supposed to act now of course I -- but many positions down but now look at the case in Germany where everything is regulated all durable so regulated.
It's fine quality but you know how expensive those things are you'd really have to be wealthy to afford any of those things.
We need to do something before hand that doesn't raise the price for people.
But at the same trend in my testing metallic gray yes what randomized testing to see and how all of the companies that are good B -- but see that's part of the promise right now that their dietary supplement health that.
It doesn't require able to be shown that it's effective or safe but recommend that that will it get -- you can and say -- -- have to be safe.
It ended up and a safe and that and -- trial that it doesn't have to prove that it's effective.
And that's where I disagree.
You know we're never going to settle this year all are going to be able to do is bring this to agree public's awareness -- Thank you doctor red -- doctor Dakotas.
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