posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 05:56 PM
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
The reason why I posted this is BAN is to show how useful the FDA is.
I'm not sure why you're associating this with the FDA.
Aspirin is one of our older drugs available -- and has been available and in use since ancient
. Purified forms of acetylsalicylic acid (standardized strength) were first manufactured by chemists in the late 1890's. The FDA
didn't begin regulating drugs until after 1900
People always say, what if the FDA didn't exist?
What about all the drugs today that have insane side effects like Celebrex but are still being sold?
If you think those are bad, you should read about the treatment methods for syphilis (basically they killed you by giving you mercury) and other
Big Govt. only auctions off big powers.
Aspirin is a generic drug... anyone can make it. Nobody bid for it, but you do have to prove that it's a certain strength and purity (you can't mix
it with other stuff or sell .001 mg aspirin (homeopathic "aspirin") as real 75 mg aspirin.)
The article you cite has been both praised and criticized -- one of the problems with the study is that it doesn't ask if they took aspirin for other
reasons (such as arthritis, where they'd be taking other drugs that could add to the problem.) It's also pointed out that the people in the study
were self-reporting (relying on remembering when they started using aspirin and how often and how much and what else they took over a 5 year period.
While we SHOULD keep those records, most of us don't.)
It's certainly something for people to note who have eye problems. I have a friend with macular degeneration and I will advise her to be careful in
her aspirin usage.