On 14th June 2010, Health Canada, RCMP and the BC College of Pharmacists attacked Marigold Natural Compounding Pharmacy of Courtney BC, arriving with a UHaul type Van and just removed anything they wanted and closed down the pharmacy. The BC college of pharmacists apparenly has control over the compounding side of the pharmacy.
Thus I was prompted to write this letter to see what proof Health Canada had obtained to justify their invasion, and in essence destruction, of a legitimate business concerned with wellness.
Ms. Glenda Yeates,
Deputy Minister of Health,
I am writing to ask for some information about Marigold Natural Pharmacy of Courtney BC. I have tried phoning several times and get shunted from one extension to another until I eventually get a voice mail. I have left messages but not surprisingly I have not receiving a call back.
This is from your release of 23rd July 2010
Unauthorized health products manufactured and sold by Marigold Natural Pharmacy Ltd. may pose a risk to health and safety of Canadians. These products were made available to Canadians via the company’s pharmacy in Courtenay, British Columbia and via their website. Marigold Natural Pharmacy Ltd. is not authorized to manufacture, package, label or import any drugs or natural health products in Canada.
A number of the unauthorized products (listed below) pose specific risks to the health and safety of Canadians: one unauthorized health product indicates that it contains Kava Kava. Kava Kava products contain kava lactones which have been associated with severe liver damage. In addition, two unauthorized health products indicate that they contain ingredients that legally require that they be sold with a prescription because they are used to treat serious diseases or may have side effects that require monitoring by a health care practitioner.
What Health Canada is doing
Health Canada has taken steps to mitigate the risk posed by these products and will continue to monitor Marigold Natural Pharmacy Ltd. Should Health Canada become aware that the company is continuing to sell unauthorized health products that may pose a risk to the health and safety of Canadians, Health Canada will take immediate and appropriate action.
My questions about all this now you have had almost 6 months to examine what has been done are these:
Exactly how many customers of Marigold Natural Pharmacy have been damaged in any way by the products they purchased from the compounding side of the business?
You claim that one health product contains Kava Kava, which MAY cause severe liver damage. How many of Marigolds clients have actually suffered with this damage as a result of Marigolds products?
How many of Marigolds concoctions do you have sitting on a shelf somewhere waiting for a DIN # which you have no intention of supplying?
How can a company get authorization when you will not even look at the products?
Do you have any proof that Marigold deliberately set out to hurt anyone?
Do you accept and agree that Marigold’s business should rely on the permission of the BC College of Pharmacists whose training in natural remedies is nil?
Do you accept that an immediate health problem can ONLY be treated by dangerous and toxic drugs with the possibility of multiple side effects or death and to which you have given your approval, rather than being allowed to be treated with a mixture of natural products created with knowledge, loving care and real wellness in mind?
How can you allow such toxic unproven and untested vaccines such as Gardasil and H1N1 to be administered to the people of Canada when you know very well that they both have side effects and even deaths related directly to them, and yet you ban natural products which you think may perhaps cause some damage?
Are you really interested in the health of Canadians or the wealth of the Pharmaceutical companies?
This is also from your web site:
Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.
How can you claim this to be your role when you are doing the exact opposite??
Health Canada is part of the Ministry of Health which is a Federal Ministry of the Government of Canada. The Government of Canada is employed by and elected by the people of Canada, as is the opposition. The purpose of the government of Canada is to serve the people of Canada and act in the best interests of their employers, those same people of Canada.
When Health Canada acts in the interests of the pharmaceutical companies rather than the interests of the people of Canada, then they are betraying the people of Canada.
If that is allowed to continue then are not both the Minister of Health, the Cabinet and Prime Minister equally responsible for that betrayal?
I await you answers to my questions with interest.