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FDA informed consumers and healthcare professionals that the Agency has completed its review of information regarding the safety of over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines in children under 2 years of age and recommends that these drugs not be used to treat children in this age group because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur. FDA's recommendation is based on both the review of the information the Agency received about serious side effects in children in the referenced age group and the discussion and recommendations made at the October 18 -19, 2007, public advisory committee meeting at which this issue was discussed. FDA has not completed its review of information about the safety of OTC cough and cold medicines in children 2 through 11 years of age. See the FDA Public Health Advisory for Agency recommendations regarding this issue.   

Read the complete 2008 MedWatch Safety Summary including a link to the FDA Public Health Advisory and a previous MedWatch alert dated January 12, 2007, regarding this issue.


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The Truth About Cancer in America

U.S. Annual Cancer Deaths to Surpass 200 Year Total Deaths From War

  In all ten wars waged by the United States, from its inception to the present, there were approximately 575,000 battle deaths. If we include as American deaths those in the armed forces of the Confederate States (about 75,000) the total battlefield deaths in all American wars are approximately 650,000! Within a very few years, the number of deaths from cancer each year in the United States will likely surpass the total number o1 battle field deaths from the inception of our country to the present time. In the same way deaths due to war beyond the immediate field of battle often exceed the number of deaths in the actual battle, so the number of deaths of those who die from intervening diseases exceed those certified as dying from (rather than with) cancer.

Unless the morbidity and mortality rates for cancer in the United States show an immediate and dramatic decrease in the rate of escalation that has marked them in the past 50 years, cancer will account for many more deaths, a higher morbidity rate, more human suffering and a greater economic loss, by far-each and every year-than all of the wars in which the United States has ever engaged!

Despite the BILLIONS of dollars spent on cancer research, early diagnosis, attempted prophylaxis, the incredible resources of surgery, the revolutionary advances in the physics of radiation, the development of toxic chemotherapy (excellent poisons that in virulence put the Medics to shame), and the most advanced hospitals in the world, at this very moment, more people of all ages are dying from cancer than at any other time or place in the history of the human race!

In the May 6,1986 edition of the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, a study titled, "Progress Against Cancer", authored by Bailar of Harvard- and Smith of the University of Iowa concluded, "In the past 50 years, there has been no progress in the treatment of cancer and the billions of dollars spent on cancer research over the past 50 years have been totally wasted. Also, in the last 20 years, the death rate has increased substantially, because patients now die from the treatment, in addition to the condition."

According to Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D., one of America's most trusted and respected authors and personal physicians, "Cancer has reached epidemic proportions, especially among people over 50. Every 45 seconds, someone dies of cancer-over 500,000 per year. Truth be told, we're losing ground. Over the past several de- cades, breast and colon cancer have shot up 60%... prostate cancer up 100%... and testicular cancer up 300%. Even lung cancer has risen by 262%, at the very time when the number of smokers has been dropping from 50% to 25%." Think of it... half the number of smokers and double the incidents of cancer!

Death on the battle field, as well as death in the Oncology ward, are not all natural or intrinsic exactions of our mortality. Traditionally, our attempts at avoiding both revolve around knife or sword, fire or radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Sadly, the five-year survival rate for people who've received conventional cancer treatments has remained the same since 1950, nearly 50 years!

Dr. Whitaker states the reason this is so is that "For nearly 50 years, our weapons for fighting cancer have remained the same: surgery, a variety of cellular poisonings called 'chemotherapy', plus a host of techniques for blasting the body with toxic radiation." History will, in time, conclude they never really worked, however we find many courageous healthcare professionals who are speaking to this carnage, even now.

Mardin Jones, medical researcher from the University of California, Berkley, has stated, "For a typical cancer, people who refuse traditional medical treatment live an average of 12.5 years, whereas those who accept surgery and other kinds of treatment live an average of only 3 years." In 1987, Dr. Dana Levi of the University of California wrote/'Most cancer patients in this country die from the chemotherapy- it does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancer. This fact has been known for over a decade-women with breast cancer are likely to die faster with chemotherapy than without it."

Retrospectively, such deaths may well be viewed as grisly anachronisms, testifying to our less enlightened past as a tendency of our species to shoot ourselves in the foot when challenged by our need to think. Others may conclude the woeful lack of real progress may have more than a tot to do with vested interests and political intrigue. It has been estimated that the "cancer business" is an 80 -100 BILLION DOLLAR business, annually! We also know that from the beginning of their training, most doctors are taught that toxic medicines, invasive surgeries, and high-tech gadgets only doctors can use are the only solutions to all illnesses.

Whatever the reasons. Dr. Whitaker says, "Never in the history of medicine have such toxic therapies been so widely-used with such futility. These 'cut, bum and poison' treatments have been pitifully ineffective for one simple reason: they assume the body's own immune system cannot be galvanized to heal itself. The assumption in the medical establishment for the past 100 years has been that cancer must be purged from the body by outside means, i.e. surgery, chemotherapy or radiation (cut, poison or bum). Chemotherapy and radiation, however, can actually wipe out your greatest hope of recovery-your immune system. This approach is an abject failure, and it's time we went back to the drawing board."

Besides Dr. Whitaker, other progressive medical doctors, like Dr's. Robert Atkins, Douglas Campbell, Alex Duarte, William R. Kellas, David Williams, Earl Mindell (R.Ph.), and others too numerous to mention, have come to believe in battling cancer the same way they battle arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure and other maladies. Instead of destroying the immune system's awesome power to heal, they harness it by incorporating changes in life style and diet, and utilizing powerful nutritional supplementation.

Cancer remains a powerful foe, but anyone can dramatically raise their chances of winning when they build their immune system and give it everything it needs to battle the cancer. It is now pretty well accepted that the often-referred-to "spontaneous remission " among cancer patients is nothing more than the return of a healthy immune function. For the "remission" to maintain a vibrant immune function, and to remove the cause of the cancer condition. The trillion+ cells that comprise the human immune system exhibit three essential properties: I) the ability to recognize abnormal, alien (foreign) substances such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites; 2) the ability to react to each invading pathogen as an individual; and 3) the ability to remember that foreign substance in future confrontations, once it has encountered it.

The response to any attack is two-fold; producing antibodies that are targeted against bacteria and viruses themselves, and the ce// mediated immunity response which depends on interactions between immune system cells called lymphocytes. This response is directed mainly against cancerous cells and cells infected by viruses. When lymphocytes are armed and sensitized, they are ready to be mobilized, and infections can be aborted before you even get sick. For a myriad of reasons, as we get older our immune systems become compromised and desensitized, and incapable of overcoming the pathogens we encounter, leading to sickness, disease and death.
There is virtually no hope of defending against or permanent recovery from cancer without the benefit of a healthy immune system!

In 1998, an amazing and exciting breakthrough in immunology occurred, and Transfer Factor™, the immunity-boosting "super vaccine" was introduced. Since it's introduction. Transfer Factor's inducer, suppressor and memory functions have greatly enhanced the health of tens of thousands of Americans. More recently, Transfer Factors Plus™, the next generation of powerful immune system support, combining the power of Transfer Factor™ with a glyconutrients complex developed through research and breakthrough studies. This is great news for anyone diagnosed with cancer, or with a history of cancer in their family.

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