(Natural News) An online pharmacy company known as Valisure, which is currently licensed to operate in 37 states, has issued an urgent warning to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a cancer-causing chemical found in valsartan, a popular blood pressure pharmaceutical manufactured by Novartis and several other drug companies.
As it turns out, valsartan contains high levels of dimethylformamide, or DMF, which the World Health Organization (WHO) classifies as a “probable human carcinogen” – just like glyphosate, the primary active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide.
For the safety of patients, Valisure is calling on the FDA to immediately recall valsartan and perform an in-depth review of the drug, as the FDA currently allows up to 8,800,000 nanograms of DMF to be present in valsartan. Valisure is petitioning the federal agency to reduce this “acceptable” threshold to 1,000 nanograms – or 1/8,800th the current level.
After testing the drug itself with its own high-tech equipment, Valisure identified the presence of DMF in valsartan drugs produced by five different drug companies. This means that the tens of millions of Americans who currently take this FDA-approved blood pressure medication have a greatly increased risk of developing cancer – and Valisure wants to protect them from this.
FDA says, No Worries! Keep taking your valsartan, pharma slaves
But the FDA, as usual, couldn’t care less about patient safety. In an announcement, the federal agency said it will “evaluate” Valisure’s findings and eventually issue a response – but in the meantime, FDA spokesman Jeremy Kahn says that all valsartan users should continue taking the drug as usual no matter what, even if it ends up being recalled.
Several other blood pressure drugs also contain cancer-causing DMF, it turns out. As we recently reported, both losartan and irbesartan have been found to be tainted with DMF, yet continue to be prescribed with the FDA’s blessing to untold millions of patients.
It’s a criminal racket that’s generating tens of billions of dollars for the Big Pharma cartel, all at the expense of patient health. In fact, the pharma drug lords prefer that their drugs contain cancer-causing chemicals like DMF, because this means that they then have more cancer patients to “treat” later on down the road with high-cost chemotherapy and radiation.
“Is it any surprise that once you start taking prescription medications for one condition, you quickly develop another condition that also requires treatment? In this case, blood pressure drugs cause cancer,” warns Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, revealing how this criminal racket works.
“Many diabetes drugs cause liver disease, and cancer drugs promote more cancer tumors. Statin drugs cause metabolic disorders, hormone drugs cause cancer, and osteoporosis drugs actually cause skeletal disorders. In fact, repeat business is the entire business model of the pharma cartels: Not only do their drugs almost never solve the underlying condition they claim to ‘treat,’ they actually cause your body to develop entirely new health problems that require additional (high-profit) prescription medications.”
By the way, Valisure deserves credit for taking the bold initiative to protect its customers by doing in-house testing of pharmaceuticals – testing that the corrupt FDA, which is basically an extension of Big Pharma, refuses to do. Just like Natural News is doing with supplements and other natural products, Valisure wants to ensure that the FDA-approved drugs it sells are actually safe.
“We’re the only pharmacy that chemically tests every batch of every medication we sell, at no additional cost,” Valisure explains about the high standards of its business model.
“Truth be told, even though I don’t take any medications at all, if I did, I would buy through Valisure.com just because I know they’re testing for contaminants,” says Adams, giving credit where credit is due.
“This is the first pharmacy I actually applaud for their efforts to use good science to confirm clean products. (A ‘clean’ pharmaceutical doesn’t necessarily mean it’s 100 percent safe, of course, since the drug itself can be quite toxic depending on what it is).”
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