Fired Quebec Scientist Blew the Whistle on Pesticide Lobby Influence, National Observer

Rebel superheroes walk among us. In this March 21, 2019 article (9 minute read), “Fired Quebec Scientist Blew the Whistle on Pesticide Lobby Influence”, government censorship silenced former public servant Louis Robert. He was fired after being threatened for attempting to educate superiors and the public about pesticide and fertilizer use. Robert’s story reminds us of our friend Shiv Chopra who blew the whistle on Health Canada for pressuring him to approve a series of drugs including Bovine Growth Hormone for use in animal farming.

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Charter of Health Freedom Petition Update Oct 26/19

4,543 more! While Canada was busy counting votes at the polls, NHPPA was busy counting signatures. The Charter of Health Freedom petition broke 100,000 signatures just a few months ago, in July 2019. By September 2019, the growing momentum of this movement was clear. The resulting envelopes full of petition pages arriving in our mailbox in rapid succession necessitated another petition count not even three months after the last one. The Charter of Health Freedom petition now carries 105,950 signatures!

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& That Term Is Theft. Write A Letter.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve listened to Shawn Buckley on Brett Hawes’ Holistic Health Masterclass podcast several times. Each time, something new jumps out as a resonant point. When you communicate your concern over dwindling health freedom to your returning or newly-elected MP, short and straight-to-the-point statements like the ones in this podcast can really drive the message home.

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You Made It Happen

Congratulate yourselves. It worked. Those of you who were part of the campaign that saw 320,000 election-issue postcards sent across Canada held a belief that we would be heard. We had four names on NHPPA’s “Do You Want My Vote” MP postcards. We’d like to draw your attention to number 3—Mr. Pierre Sabourin. He is, of course, one of the four bureaucrats at Health Canada responsible for the creation of the Self-Care Framework and the current program head. 

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Monday October 21, 2019

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Germany and Luxembourg Uphold the Status Quo of Homeopathic Medicines, ECHAMP

NHPPA joins ECHAMP (European Coalition on Homeopathic and Anthroposophic Medicinal Products) to celebrate Germany’s ongoing commitment to health freedom. German health minister Jens Spahn announced that due to its relatively low cost and high demand, homeopathic medicines will continue to be reimbursed by insurance companies. While homeopathic remedies are not publicly funded in Germany, they are reimbursed by 70% of health insurance companies. This decision echoes those recently made by the health minister in Luxembourg, another country that recognizes the validity and power of homeopathic medicines.

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MedEffect e-Notice from Health Canada | Pregabalin & Gabapentin Associated with Risk of Opioid Overdose

On September 17, 2019 Health Canada released a MedEffect Notice advising of a risk associated with the combination of gabapentin or pregabalin drugs with opioids. The notice links the use of these drugs in combination to opioid overdose and other serious side effects like respiratory depression (slowed breathing), increased sedation (sleepiness), dizziness, fainting, and death.

Gabapentin is commonly known as Neurontin and is prescribed to treat epilepsy, while the related drug pregabalin is commonly known as Lyrica and is prescribed to treat nerve pain.

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Our Shortest Pep Talk on Record

There’s more than one reason to cheer NHPPA’s president Shawn Buckley on. These three words of encouragement showed up in one of the latest petition count submissions. NHPPA’s mission is filled with pushback and detractors, so notes that accompany filled petition pages highlight your magnanimous and collaborative character! We’ll dig deeper and climb higher for, and because of, you.

PRINT YOUR PETITION, FILL IT OUT, SEND IT IN.

(Personal Note Optional!)

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“Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Drug Amid Probe into Impurities”, CBC

We can’t imagine that your reaction was any different than ours. Widely used Zantac, marketed as an over-the-counter heartburn medication, is under a distribution halt in Canada. The September 18, 2019 article by Thomson Reuters for CBC, “Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Drug Amid Probe into Impurities” (3 minute read) outlines the reason for the halt. Ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac, has been found to be contaminated with NDMA (N-nitrosodimethylamine), a probable human carcinogen. 

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