Is that a DRUG you just ate or drank?

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:    So,  we have already established that you are practicing medicine without a license and are,  actually, therefore a criminal.  (see http://weeksmd.com/?p=3641)

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Now,  let’s see if you are a habitual “DRUG” user.  What is the legal definition of a drug?  Go to  www.fda.gov and see if you can find a definition of a drug there (I couldn’t so I wrote the FDA asking how they defined a “drug” – no response…)

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Is water a drug?   How about Coffee?   Perhaps the act of massage?  Are  pepper and salt drugs?   Even sunglasses?  Can Make-up legally be applied without a prescription or defoliating agents for acne or oily skin?   How illegal is ” comfort” food?


The term “drug” means

(A) articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopoeia, official Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and

(B) articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and

(C) articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; and

(D) articles intended for use as a component of any article specified in clause (A), (B), or (C). A food or dietary supplement for which a claim, subject to sections 403(r)(1)(B) and 403(r)(3) or sections 403(r)(1)(B) and 403(r)(5)(D), is made in accordance with the requirements of section 403(r) is not a drug solely because the label or the labeling contains such a claim.

A food, dietary ingredient, or dietary supplement for which a truthful and not misleading statement is made in accordance with section 403(r)(6) is not a drug under clause (C) solely because the label or the labeling contains such a statement.

SOURCE: http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Legislation/FederalFoodDrugandCosmeticActFDCAct/FDCActChaptersIandIIShortTitleandDefinitions/ucm086297.htm

BUT who will please define a “disease”?


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