Did you know that India currently supplies about 40 percent of over-the-counter and generic prescription drugs to the US? The drug industry of India is an important part of their economy (it would be for ours too!). In fact, India exports $14 billion in products annually. However, in a new study done by the World Health Organization it is revealed that 20 percent of drugs manufactured in India are fakes.
The recent monitoring and subsequent enforcement by FDA has cost several Indian companies a lot of money. Ranbaxy, the largest drug manufacturer in the country paid $500 million in fines last year alone. Great job FDA! You managed to bring $500 million back into your pockets BUT did you bother to assure that we’re getting safe (authentic) meds in the long run? I seriously doubt it. After all, the FDA isn’t known for looking out for the best interest of Americans. There are dozens and dozens of harmful things that the FDA “overlooks” (and approves of) that are banned in other countries because they have been proven to be unsafe for humans. I don’t want to live anywhere outside of the U.S. but it sure would be nice if our government cared as much about our health and wellness! Sadly, in the U.S. it all comes down to economics.
I lost a lot of faith in the FDA when I starting focusing more on what they AREN’T doing than what they are. They aren’t banning GMO’s, high fructose corn syrup and harmful pesticides, (to name a few) in spite of the havoc that these things are wreaking on the health of Americans. They don’t even bother testing bottled water sold in the U.S. Oh well…I guess since they’re already acutely aware of the harm being done to Americans from the plastics alone, it doesn’t really matter what’s in the bottle! It can’t get any worse…or can it?
There is a false sense of security surrounding the FDA that boggles the mind. If I were you I’d get serious about taking control of my own health. You don’t need the FDA stamp of approval to do that. At least not yet, you don’t.
CHANGING THE WAY THE WORLD LOOKS AT WATER…
ONE LIFE AT A TIME!