Fluoride Action Network

FAN Investigation Reveals Pharmacies are Breaking Federal & State Laws

Fluoride Action Network | Bulletin | May 17, 2016

In only 48-hours over 6,700 supporters have signed our petition to the FDA demanding they prohibit companies, including the nation’s largest pharmacies, from selling unapproved fluoride drugs.  Can we collect 3,200 more signatures within the next 24-hours to get to 10,000?  With your help I’m confident we can.  If you haven’t already done so, please sign and share this petition:

This Change.org campaign is in support of the Citizen Petition to the FDA that was submitted yesterday by Attorney/FAN Executive Director Michael Connett, on behalf of both FAN and the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT).  I urge you to read and share this document as it provides a wealth of information about fluoride that every parent, grandparent, and future parent ought to know.  In clear terms, it describes why fluoride supplements are not only unlawful, but unnecessary, ineffective, and dangerous.


 New Fluoride Awareness Week Article

This morning Mercola.com published the second new article for Fluoride Awareness Week entitled, “Fluoride, the Only Drug Intentionally Added to Your Tap Water.” The article provides additional details about the FDA’s enforcement action against a fluoride supplement manufacturer, and reveals the shocking results of FAN’s investigation into the violation of federal and state law by the largest pharmacies in the U.S.

So far, this investigation has revealed that the largest pharmacies continue to sell unapproved fluoride drugs, which not only violates the federal prohibition on introducing unapproved drugs into interstate commerce, but violates the laws of at least 17 states which prohibit the sale of any drug not approved by the FDA.

Not only are the nation’s largest pharmacies systemically violating these laws, our investigation found that their pharmacists are providing false information to inquiring customers and concerned parents about the FDA approval status of these drugs.

Listen to our audiotaped conversations with the pharmacists to hear the extent of misinformation being provided

Michael Connett recently wrote letters to the big four pharmacies disclosing the findings of FAN’s investigation, calling on them to immediately remove these unapproved drugs from their shelves.  You can read Connett’s letters to Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart here.

In the coming days FAN will be issuing a press release on this campaign, which we hope you will share with your local media outlets.  We’ll also be sharing additional information and action campaigns throughout the week on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Mercola.com Promotion & How You Can Contribute

Finally, we are happy to announce that Dr. Mercola has pledged to match all donations to FAN during Fluoride Awareness Week.  He believes a $25,000 match is “the right thing to do.” To this end, Mercola has launched a promotional deal for his online store. He will donate up to $25,000 in profits from the sales from his store during Awareness week.

If you support FAN’s ongoing work to raise public awareness about the hazards of fluoride and end fluoridation, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution this week. You can do this…

•       By using our secure online server, or

•       By check (payable to Fluoride Action Network) and send to:

FAN, 104 Walnut Street, Binghamton NY 13905

Stuart Cooper
Campaign Director
Fluoride Action Network

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