Citizens for health

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19 Sep: Tribute to Jim Turner

By James Gormley I was pleasantly surprised, in 2004, when Ana Micka reached out to me at the suggestion of Jim Turner. The CUNY Graduate Center was holding a symposium on globalism and Citizens needed somebody to talk about the EU Supplements Directive and Codex, and about how common ground could be found between consumers and industry. Finding common ground…

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28 May: Supplements Access in Jeopardy – ACTION ALERT

More evidence that the FDA is working with Sen. Durbin to eliminate your supplements access. Action Alert! The dominoes continue to line up for Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and his plan to restrict your supplement access. Last week, the FDA issued a policy designed to get companies to comply with its troublesome “new supplement” guidance that threatens over 41,000 supplements….

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25 Apr: ACTION ALERT: Virus-Smashing Supplement Combo

ACTION ALERT: Our fellow health-freedom fighters at the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA) have optimistically and correctly emphasized that evidence continues to mount for the power of natural medicine to keep us healthy during this and future viral pandemics. That is why we share in their confusion and frustration about continuing threats to access from the FDA, Congress, and…

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23 Feb: ACTION ALERT: The Guidance Clarity Act of 2021

ACTION ALERT: We are in agreement with our fellow health-freedom fighters at the Alliance for Natural Health USA (ANH-USA), who have correctly noted that Americans are increasingly subject to rules and decrees that are undemocratically issued from federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We at CFH support passage of The Guidance Clarity Act of 2021, which would…

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14 Feb: Retraction and Flagging: The ‘Misinformation’ Machine Goes into Full Throttle

Journal sidelines ‘critical voices’ on covid shot risks, while Biden administration finds First Amendment work-around to muzzle ‘misinformation’ By Linda Bonvie   Just what is “misinformation?” It’s a popular term these days bandied about by reporters, aging musicians and anyone who wants to get into a social-media argument. But finally, a definition has been found! It was discovered in a…

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02 Feb: In Memoriam

IN MEMORY OF JAMES S. TURNER 1940 — 2022 James S. Turner, an attorney and consumer advocate who was an original “Nader’s Raider,” passed away suddenly at his Washington, D.C. home on January 25. He was 81. While working with Ralph Nader, Mr. Turner wrote the 1970 book, The Chemical Feast: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on the Food and Drug Administration.  Time Magazine commented at…

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17 Nov: Federal Program for Covid Vaccine Injuries Goes from “Black Hole” to Quicksand

By Linda Bonvie Despite the rush to vaccinate every single person in the U.S. of age five and older with one of the Covid-19 shots, little effort has been made to revamp what a vaccine litigation expert calls a “terrible program” established in 2005 that provides sweeping liability protection from pandemic vaccine and treatment injuries. Dubbed the Countermeasures Injury Compensation…

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22 Oct: Hysterectomy, Pt V

Hysterectomy Part V Dear Dr. God by Debbie Braaten You performed a hysterectomy on me November 11, 1996. Little did I know that would be the saddest day of my life. That surgery would create emotional grief and pain like I had never known could exist. My father’s death didn’t even come close to the grief and pain my hysterectomy…

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21 Oct: Hysterectomy, Pt IV

Hysterectomy Part IV More Answers and Questions by Debbie Braaten THE REMOVAL OF ADDITIONAL ORGANS Dr. Burke’s response to the question “can other organs be removed at the time of hysterectomy?” went straight to the point: yes. Most surgical consent forms contain language that permits other organs to be removed in order to control bleeding, complete the planned procedure, or…

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20 Oct: Hysterectomy, Pt III

  Hysterectomy Part III Answers and Questions by Debbie Braaten “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie; deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth; persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without…