Should the FDA issue more warnings on chelation and autism?

14 Oct

The FDA recently issued warning letters to a small group of companies which market chelators for, amongst other dubious reasons, the treatment of autism. As an example, one of these groups is selling sodium EDTA (with statements like, “Thus, there are no harmful side effects with Kids Chelat”).

I am not sure of the logic which led the FDA to target this small group for the first warning letters.

Why not warn, say:

Defeat Autism Now doctors? (a list of which can be found on the website)

DAN is a part of the Autism Research Institute, which claims that chelation is safe and effective in the treatment of autism.

Dr. Rashid Buttar is well known for his treatment of many conditions, including autism, with chelation.

Of course, one need only enter autism and chelation into google and watch what ads pop up.

Lee Silsby (a compounding pharmacy) is one of those ads. They list chelators like DMPS, EDTA and DMSA under “autism treatments”, with a links to “Read a patient’s inspiring story about our Transdermal DMSA.” and “View NBC new’s coverage of a patient’s amazing Lee Silsby Transdermal DMSA “story.

We can go on and on. The question is, why didn’t the FDA? Why stop at only eight warning letters?

4 Responses to “Should the FDA issue more warnings on chelation and autism?”

  1. FreeSpeakercs October 15, 2010 at 12:08 #

    Absolutely? Chelation for autism and atherosclerosis is useless and dangerous. Who provides it is irrelevant.

    The FDA should develop a spine and put these quacks out of business.

  2. Melanie Strudwick February 23, 2013 at 14:50 #

    There are definitely lots of particulars like that to take into consideration. That could be a great level to bring up. I offer the ideas above as general inspiration however clearly there are questions like the one you bring up the place the most important factor will probably be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round things like that, however I am sure that your job is clearly recognized as a fair game. Each boys and girls really feel the influence of just a second’s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

    • Lara Lohne February 23, 2013 at 20:27 #

      Uhh, what?? Is this spam?


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