Tag: Fluoride Supplements
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The case for eliminating the use of dietary fluoride supplements among young children.
Overview of the history and current status of fluoride supplementation schedules.
Not Approved by FDA
UPDATE (May 2016): FAN has filed a Citizen Petition to FDA calling on the Agency to remove all fluoride supplements from the market. Read the Petition here, and show your support by signing this online letter to FDA! ——————————————— Fluoride Supplements Have Never Been Approved Fluoride supplements were designed to provide children living in non-fluoridated […]
FDA’s Contradictory Explanations
As documented elsewhere in this section, the FDA has never approved prescription fluoride drugs (“supplements”) as safe or effective and has, in fact, rejected the fluoride drugs that it was asked to consider. When asked to explain why it continues to allow prescription fluoride supplements to remain on the market, the FDA has provided a series of contradictory explanations, […]
Ban Proposed on Fluoride Supplements
Tablets and chewing gum that contain fluoride are to be banned in Belgium over fears they might increase the risk of brittle bone disease. The Belgian health ministry confirmed on Tuesday it was considering the plan – thought to be the first such ban in the European Union. However, a spokesman said there was no […]
Are Fluoride Supplements Good for Children?
Fluoride supplements do not reduce tooth decay in baby teeth and the health risks of the supplements have not been adequately studied, according to a new study. The Cochrane Oral Health Group said Monday fluoride supplements significantly increase the risk of dental fluorosis. The condition is a change in appearance of the tooth’s enamel caused […]
The FDA and Fluoride Supplements: A History by John Kelly
The FDA has been aware that systemic fluoride products have been prescribed in violation of federal law since at least 1966. By ignoring the law for 35 years, the FDA has made it clear that their concern is the well being of industry, not the public.
FDA Responds to Assemblyman Kelly’s Petition to Remove Unapproved Fluoride Supplements
Fluoride supplements, which are currently being prescribed to millions of American children, have NEVER been approved by the FDA as either safe or effective. According to New Jersey Assemblyman John Kelly, who has brought much of this information to light: “I was stunned when I was advised by the FDA that fluoride supplements were not approved by the FDA. Incredibly, in fifty years, no one has ever bothered submitting a petition to the FDA to have these products approved!”
FDA Attacks Prenatal Fluorides
October 24, 1966: The Food and Drug Administration last week moved to strike from the market fluoride-containing vitamin and mineral prescription preparations for prenatal use.
Kelly calls Kids Fluoride Supplements “Fluorosis Risk” – Asks FDA to take action
Assemblyman John V. Kelly (R-36) today petitioned FDA Commissioner Jane Henney to take regulatory action against children’s fluoride supplements. In his letter to FDA Commissioner Henney, Kelly wrote “the manufacturers of fluoride supplements have had fifty years to conduct clinical trials and toxicology studies to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness and submit them for FDA approval. They have not done so. Fifty years is a long time – even for the FDA”.