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Selected Newsletter Editorials

These editorials appear in chronological order.

Cognitive Enhancement: This inaugural editorial about smart drugs by Steven Wm. Fowkes defines the concept of “smart” drugs, its meaning to different people, and the scope of CERI and Smart Drug News (now Smart Life News).

The Nutrition Police, by Steven Wm. Fowkes describes the scope of the inherent bias at the FDA regarding patentable substances (new-chemical-entity drugs) and generic substances (herbs and nutrients, and even off-patent drugs like aspirin), misregulation of which ultimately led to Congressional reform of the Food Drug and Cosmetics Act to establish dietary supplements as a category of “food.” and restrict the FDA from arbitrarily applying drug regulations, as they were at the time of the editorial.

Somerset Lawyers Threaten Liquid-Deprenyl Users, by Steven Wm. Fowkes discusses the use of questionable legal tactics by Lawyers of Somerset Pharmaceuticals (makers of Eldepryl-brand deprenyl) to gain control of the US deprenyl (selegiline) market.

Vitamin C, RDAs and Politics, by Steven Wm. Fowkes is about Linus Pauling, the recommended daily allowance (RDS) for vitamin C, and recent scientific findings about vitamin C metabolism. It discusses the impact of political elements within scientific institutions that corrupt the scientific process.

The Biological Evolution of Energy Systems, by Steven Wm. Fowkes discusses the evolutionary development of biological systems that produce cellular energy and the ecological consequences of photosynthesis. It follows the mitochondrial nutrition article that appeared in the previous issue.

The Health Interests of Millions are at Stake, this open letter to Chancellor Kohl and the German Bundestag by Dr. Matthias Rath covers the impact of proposed Codex Alimentarius Commission regulations that would severely restrict the continued availability of over-the-counter dietary supplements on a world-wide basis.

Kessler’s Legacy to the FDA, by Steven Wm. Fowkes discusses the contributions of FDA Commissioner Dr. David Kessler, Esq. to the illegal and unconstitutional activities of the FDA in light of his recent resignation due to allegations of improper reimbursement billings.

GHB Madness, by Ward Dean, M.D. and Steven Wm. Fowkes deals with the incredible political machinations behind the FDA’s and DEA’s campaign to discredit gamma-hydroxybutyrate, a carbohydrate dietary substance which plays a vital role in human brain neurochemistry.

GHB Madness, Two Years Later, by Steven Wm. Fowkes and Ward Dean, M.D. deals with recent legal, political and media developments in Texas regarding the case of Hilory Farias, the poster child for the war on GHB. For a comprehensive menu of additional selections relating to GHB, go to the GHB Page.

Truth and Misleadingness, by Steven Wm. Fowkes, deals with the legal and regulatory consequences of the Pearson vs Shalala decision, which declared the FDA’s significant-scientific-agreement standard for restraint of health claims to be in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Self Care and Cognitive Enhancement, by Steven Wm. Fowkes, is his millenium editorial dealing with the rising significance of brain function in our evolving modern economy, the distortion of medical science by archaic and dysfunctional regulatory institutions, and the resulting implications towards personal empowerment and human achievement.