CBC News: “Health Canada Requires Doctor to Sign Confidentiality Agreement to See Drug Data” Oct 14/15

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DESTROY AFTER READING, HEALTH CANADA TELLS DOCTOR

Kelly Crowe, CBC’s medical sciences correspondent who specializes in health and biomedical research, reports today that Dr. Navindra Persaud is required to sign a confidentiality agreement by Health Canada, which prevents him from discussing unpublished clinical trial data.

“Dr. Navindra Persaud has been fighting for four years to get access to thousands of pages of drug industry documents being held by Health Canada. He finally received the material a few weeks ago, but now he’s being prevented from revealing what he has discovered.”

He says in Crowe’s interview, “I’m trying to find out if the medication is safe and effective and Health Canada is the regulator. So they might actually want to facilitate this sort of research that I am doing. Instead, Health Canada has threatened me with legal action if I share the information.”

Read the full report here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/health-canada-drug-confidentiality-data-1.3269107

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ANH (USA) Action Alert: “Tell Federal Regulators that Kombucha Is Food, Not Liquor!” Oct 13/15

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FEDS TAKING KOMBUCHA OFF SHELVES?

Our friends at the ever vigilant Alliance for Natural Health (USA) posted this Action Alert on their website for American activists earlier today, “Tell Federal Regulators that Kombucha Is Food, Not Liquor!”

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently sent letters to several producers of kombucha tea, warning them that since their beverages supposedly exceeded the allowable alcohol limit, they must be labeled as alcoholic beverages and be subject to alcohol regulation or face hefty fines and legal action.

Full Action Alert: http://www.anh-usa.org/action-alert-protect-kombucha/

Read the full blog post here: http://tiny.cc/inyo4x

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Update Oct 6/15

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Oct 6 Website 500x500YESTERDAY MORNING THE NEWS REPORTED THAT A DEAL WAS REACHED ON THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP OR “TPP”. 

Like the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (“CETA”) that was negotiated with the European Union, the TPP talks have been ongoing for some time. Also like CETA, the text of the agreement has been kept secret.

For people that follow the alternative media, there have been reports of concern over the TPP over-riding national sovereignty on trade disputes. We at the NHPPA cannot speak to this, the text still being kept secret. Nor can we speak to whether the TPP will have an effect on Natural Health Products. What we can say is that we are concerned and will examine the agreement once text is released. This could be some time.

With the announcement of an agreement, Mr. Shawn Buckley on behalf of the NHPPA participated in a conference call hosted by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada on October 5, 2015. Speaking was Kristen Hillman, Canada’s chief negotiator, and two Ministers. The first part of the conference was prepared statements which were not helpful. All participants were limited to one question. Mr. Buckley was able to ask the first question to Ms. Hillman. Mr. Buckley’s question concerned whether foreign companies would have to comply with our Natural Health Products Regulations to be able to sell in Canada under the TPP (as otherwise it would be unfair for Canadian companies which must comply). Ms. Hillman replied that any product will be required to comply with our regulations.

On the face of it, the answer is reassuring. We cannot know, however, without reading the actual agreement, whether we should be reassured. We will keep you posted once the agreement is released.

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Raid on Michael Schmidt and Farmshare Member’s Farm Stopped Oct 2/15

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A SMALL AND RESOLUTE GROUP OF ONTARIO CITIZENS CAME TOGETHER YESTERDAY TO STOP A FULL RAID ON GLENCOLTON FARM: A RAW DAIRY FARM WHOSE CARETAKER IS MICHAEL SCHMIDT.

This link http://tiny.cc/33273x has the full story outlining the events, commentary by those present, interviews with Michael Schmidt and a CTV News report. Visit The Bovine website for excellent information on the decade long raw milk saga that should be a handbook for activists (both leaders and followers) battling authorities to protect their rights and freedoms.

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