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The FDA banned vitamin B17 years ago
Actually in the 1980's when World Without Cancer was published
Although it is banned, it is not illegal
You Ask: What's the Difference
What it means is that ~ If any hospital uses laetrile the law says that they jeopardize any grants from the government as well as any monies from Medicaid and other hospital insurance originating from the government. Since nearly all of hospital revenues come from patient insurance, not one hospital in the U.S. will take the chance and use any banned substance including, Amygdalin (also called vitamin B17 and Laetrile.)
Any Doctor that wants to use the substance from apricot pits, must have their patient fill out a form and then the doctor must submit the form to the FDA... Again, doctors don't want to get involved in this and would rather keep their names off of the FDA lists. Additionally, the doctor's malpractice insurance will not be valid if they prescribe laetrile (B17, amygdalin) to a patient. The Americcan Medical Association (AMA) treats any Doctor that prescribes laetrile to be a renegade (traitorous) and that he has violated the AMA's membership policies and will be subject to membership termination. Therefore any Doctor that prescribes laetrile may destroy his carreer as a Doctor.
Any individual that sells laetrile must not claim that it does anything in his place of business. Many health food stores in the past were raided and had to give up their supplies of B17 because the B17 was near books that claimed that the B17 was the answer to cancer...In other words the books were near the B17 in the stores and was therefore considered "labeling" which is a term used by the FDA. Labeling according to the FDA is against the law and can be prosecuted.
Originally posted by Byrd
A bit more information for you:
There is no such thing as "Vitamin B-17." This is a name that was made up for a substance that is NOT a vitamin. It is, in fact, an arsenic compound.
You can search for it and find the experiments where it was tried and found to be dangerous/fatal... look for it under its REAL name, though -- the one that the "vitamin B-17" manufacturers aren't going to tell you:
Originally posted by TrueLies
The Rise and Fall of Laetrile
Benjamin Wilson, M.D.
Laetrile is the trade name for laevo-mandelonitrile-beta-glucuronoside, a substance allegedly synthesized by Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., and registered with the U.S. Patent Office for the treatment of "disorders of intestinal fermentation." This compound is chemically related to amygdalin, a substance found naturally in the pits of apricots and various other fruits. Most proponents of Laetrile for the treatment of cancer use the terms "Laetrile" and amygdalin interchangeably.
......... Its place in history is assured, however, as a focus of political activities intended to abolish the laws protecting Americans from quackery.
Originally posted by Byrd
Believe me, if ANY of those therapies worked, you'd see the scientists and doctors using them and NOT dying of cancer. Scientists in particular -- there's not always a lot of money in those, and we do gossip around. If there was something that was excessively cheap, we'd be all over it in a flash.
Quackwatch is an excellent site.
Originally posted by floppy
Whats your poison,sir?
apricot seeds or chemotherapy????!!!!!
Either way youll lose your hair.....
eating fruit stones are not good for you in any way ,NEVER NEVER NEVER do this. it will make you sick....You WILL experience hair loss....Its a very stupid thing to do... you will be nauseous and your doctor will be highly pissed it wont kill you but its not good....
hmmm maybe chemo is made from laterille?????