recent regulations that tighten federal control over compounding pharmacies,
the price of injectable vitamin B12 has skyrocketed.
rising cost of the methyl form of B12 previously available from compounding
pharmacies has in turn given drug companies a green light to start price-gouging
on their manufactured B12 (cyanocobalamin). This has led to a 700% price
increase for what is actually an inferior product compared to the methyl form.
is currently an effort in the House of Representatives to withhold funding from
the FDA until the agency fixes the problems it has created in the compounding
industry, restricting consumer access to natural medicine. Ask your representative
to support FY 2017 appropriations language that would withhold funding from the
FDA until the agency states how it will allow “office use” of compounded
medicines to continue, and how the compounding of supplements will move
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