The FDA, (Food & Drug Administration) has been petitioned by Medicure Pharma, Inc. to ban the sale of Vitamin B6. Pyridoxal phosphate, Vitamin B6, is found naturally in many vegetables, nuts, and grains. Hemoglobin within red blood cells carries oxygen to tissues. Your body needs vitamin B6 to make hemoglobin. Vitamin B6 also helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin. A vitamin B6 deficiency can result in a form of anemia that is similar to iron deficiency anemia.
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin that exists in three major chemical forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine. It performs a wide variety of functions in your body and is essential for your good health. For example, vitamin B6 is needed for more than 100 enzymes involved in protein metabolism. It is also essential for red blood cell metabolism. The nervous and immune systems need vitamin B6 to function efficiently, and it is also needed for the conversion of tryptophan (an amino acid) to niacin (a vitamin). Vitamin B6 helps heal carpal tunnel syndrome.
The financial interest of Medicure Pharma, Inc. to receive FDA approval for their “MC-1” as a drug, will result in pricing of their ingredients to range in the 500,000% of actual cost.
Contact: MedWatch, Office Of The Commissioner, Office of Scientific and Medical Programs, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12B05, Rockville, MD 20857, 1-888-463-6332 or your state representative.
Let the share holders of Medicure Pharma, Inc. find other avenues for profit that enhance human life, and inform the FDA that they work for, and are paid by the tax paying citizens of the United States. They need not accept under the table gratuities from profiteering entities.
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