"Eye Drops from Hell" – here’s your recipe.
By Nurse Mark
Your FDA – ever vigilant, ever determined to protect you from… yourself.
No natural substance is so inconsequential as to escape the watchful eye of the Mighty FDA – at least not as long as there is any evidence that such a substance actually works (and might represent competition to a patented drug).
You see, the substance DMSA, long available without a prescription due to its record of safety and effectiveness, represented unwanted competition to a patented drug – so (we presume) the FDA heeded the calls of the patented drug’s manufacturer and declared the natural substance DMSA to be an “unapproved drug.” Presto! What was once legal to sell without prescription is now a prescription drug!
But wait – it gets better! It seems that the FDA doesn’t even have to go to all the trouble of declaring something to be a drug: they have been known to simply send out a letter of “advice” to a supplement manufacturer suggesting that since a substance is being used by a number of people to relieve, or correct or improve some ailment it could be considered to be a drug and the manufacturer could be in deep trouble for selling it. Thus, the “advice” is to voluntarily remove that substance from the marketplace or face some very unpleasant FDA attention. Why am I suddenly reminded of Marlon Brando as the Mafia boss in The Godfather saying “I’m gonna make him an offer he cannot refuse…”
According to the FDA and the language of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 anything that is intended to treat any medical or health condition is considered a drug. There are no specific regulations for many therapies or treatments other than the catch-all wording “if it is intended to treat any condition it is a drug”. Relieving stress, relieving nasal congestion, relieving constipation, relieving dry eyes, relieving aches, pains, or stiffness; all can be considered treatments and thus anything that does those things is a drug in the eyes of the FDA. Wow! Who knew?
Ah, but it gets even better yet! It seems that the reach and power of the FDA has no limit. They can declare anything to be anything else, as it suits them. Here is an example:
Most readers will be familiar with the Avon product called “Skin So Soft” – a hand and body lotion popular for, well, keeping skin soft – just like the name says. But Avon ran into a problem: it seems that a number of people came to believe that this nice, benign hand and body lotion was also effective at preventing insect bites – that bugs don’t like the scent or some such. That may or may not be, but the FDA ruled that because some people were using this skin lotion as a bug repellent it now must be registered with the FDA as an insect repellent.
Huh? you say; why would they do that – what’s in it for the FDA?
Easy – fees, and lots of them. Money.
As you know, almost every interaction that we have with our government involves giving them money for something, and the FDA is no exception. The fees involved in registering something with the FDA are enormous and the FDA relies upon those fees to fund it’s operations “in the manner to which they have become accustomed.” That is to say, lavishly.
So, that brings us to the whole point of this article:
Some time ago we were forced to stop selling Dr. Myatt’s Eye Drops From Hell – a product that had a very loyal following of satisfied users who loved the way it stimulated circulation and left their eyes feeling refreshed and clean.
The company that mixed and bottled this formulation for Dr. Myatt was told by the FDA in very certain terms that because this product was intended for use in the eyes it was considered to be a drug and unless the company wanted to risk being raided (at gunpoint) and to have people sent to jail for selling “unapproved drugs” they had better stop making it.
So, stop making it they did. And Dr. Myatt has been unable to find anyone else willing to risk the wrath of the FDA by making the formula for her.
What to do? We have customers begging us for Eye Drops From Hell, pleading, asking when it will be available again. The short answer is it’s not ever going to be available again, as long as the FDA has it’s way.
But all is not lost. While the mighty FDA can indeed ban substances and products like this, they cannot ban information, knowledge, and speech.
For those who miss Eye Drops From Hell and want to try making their own, Dr. Myatt has revealed the ingredients and the exact proportions needed to re-create this formula. We do not sell Eye Drops From Hell, and we do not sell the ingredients needed to make the formula. But we will give you, for free, the recipe. Please see Dr. Myatt’s Eye Drops From Hell page for the information that you can use to make this beloved formula yourself.
Folks, this is what happens when we let politicians get involved in our health….
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