The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is designed to regulate the medications and food products in America. By testing and regulating these consumable goods, the FDA controls which products enter the marketplace and which pharmaceuticals doctors can prescribe for patients. Originally designed to help protect the health of the consumer base, the FDA has become a larger entity in a federal government heavily influenced by large, wealthy corporations who constantly lobby government officials to protect their interests. Since the FDA regulates pharmaceuticals, one of the most profitable products in America, drug companies have spent millions of dollars to push their products into the marketplace. Since the FDA can only regulate drugs and cures that originate from controlled areas (and not nature), they have passed into law a statement that only drugs and surgery can prevent and cure disease. As stated in the book Natural Cures by Kevin Trudeau, by attempting to control the consumption of pharmaceuticals, the FDA has managed to suppress any and all natural remedies and cures.
Although the FDA has a stated focus of protecting the citizens, it manages to disregard any alternative natural remedies and cures due to the management and regulation of natural remedies. Cures and remedies found in nature can neither be regulated nor patented and the FDA can therefore control neither the production value nor the consumption of the products. Because of this, the FDA cannot clear natural cures for use by the population to cure or treat diseases or conditions. Only pharmaceutical companies have the capacity to regulate the production of drugs and create a consistent product. By creating a homogenized product, the FDA can then regulate its use in the marketplace and approve these drugs for use by the general population. In this regard, the FDA manages to regulate the drug distribution, but also fails to recognize the potential of natural remedies and cures. As explained in Kevin Trudeau’s book Natural Cures, the neglect of natural remedies and cures manages to protect only the pharmaceutical industries instead of providing consumers with the best possible cure for their condition.
As one of the largest and most wealthy industries in America, drug companies create conditions in the FDA that protect only the pharmaceutical industries instead of the public. Big drug companies spend millions of dollars creating products to channel into the hands of consumers through the doors of the FDA. Whether these products are prescription grade or not, these companies are interested in profits, not necessarily the health of the consumer. Pharmaceutical companies, after all, are for-profit businesses that profit primarily from the sale of their patented drugs. By influencing the FDA and government officials through lobbyists and drug research, these companies have managed to create an environment that allows only patented drugs to enter the fields of medical science and hospitals for use on patients. As a result, the FDA ends up protecting the profits of the drug companies instead of the health of the consumer. Kevin Trudeau explains in his book Natural Cures that the FDA is only interested in the regulation of pharmaceuticals, leaving the consumer to defend his or her health. He further explains that, since the FDA does not regulate consumer health, each individual is free to choose a cure and remedy that suits the individual’s need.