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Click on the link below to read story © 2007 James Lembeck HEALTH CARE CRISIS -TRANS FATS-CDC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FLU SHOTS AND WARNINGS- ARE THE DRUGS YOU ARE TAKING SAFE?ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE GOES MAIN STREAM- ARE SPLENDA (SUCRALOSE) AND ASPARTAME TOXIC?BISPHENOL - A (BPA) IS TOXIC TO INFANTS, NEW RESEARCH FURTHER VALIDATES WHAT IS KNOWN- THE CHEMICAL BBP IS TOXIC TO YOUR CHILDREN AND ADULTS RESEARCH SHOWS- WHAT IS BIOFEEDBACK AND HOW CAN IT CHANGE MY LIFE ?LIGHT AND SOUND TECHNOLOGY CHANGES LIVES-IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY DRUG PRICES ARE SO HIGH, READ THIS - THE INDUSTRY - Before we get into any discussion on the subject of products and the nutrition business in general lets look at some safety facts. There are literally thousands of products that are being sold into the market today that would be considered natural health products. They range in origin from amino acids to herbs and everything in between. The industry as a whole has a very good safety record in terms of products causing negative reactions, and what is amazing is that even with the marketing companies that sell bogus products, the record for safety is still very good. With that said, and in response to those who have only negative things to say about herbal medicine and nutritional intervention, you need to be better educated on a subject such as this before you trash an entire industry. Take a look at the below information that is taken directly from the CDC (government) website with regard to people dying from taking drugs: The CDC analyzed the most current data from the National Vital Statistics System. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which determined that poisoning mortality rates in the United States increased each year from 1999 to 2004, rising 62.5% during the 5-year period. The largest increases were among females (103.0%), whites (75.8%), persons living in the southern United States (113.6%), and persons aged 15--24 years (113.3%). Larger rate increases occurred in states with mostly rural populations. Rates for drug poisoning deaths increased 68.3%, and mortality rates for poisonings by other substances increased 1.3%. The largest increases were in the "other and unspecified," psychotherapeutic, and narcotic drug categories. The results suggest that more aggressive regulatory, educational, and treatment measures are necessary to address the increase in fatal drug overdoses. The above clip discusses the fact that there is a definite rise in the number of those who are dying from taking drugs that have been prescribed and by those who have taken drugs for what ever reason, and have died. What the public needs to see is that this is a distinct pattern that seems to get worse every year. What is utterly amazing is that thousands of people die each year due to any number of reasons that are drug related, and that seems to be OK with our government. But if one person dies or gets sick from taking a supplement, then the media and some agenda driven medical professionals who only want (in most cases) to tear the nutrition industry down because it is unsafe, is pathetic. It is terrible when anyone dies from taking any product, whether it be natural or pharmaceutical, and truth be known that if a fatality occurs because of a natural product, it is usually because that product was taken in an unsafe manner with something else that it wasnt suppose to be taken with. The pharmaceutical industry can provide some wonderful tools, there is no doubt that some drugs help to keep some people alive. But if you have seen a commercial for a drug on TV lately and heard the side affects, or read about the recalls of some drugs that have damaged and ruined thousands of peoples lives, then maybe it is time to look for an alternative like natural medicine. Natural cures are not a cure all, simply because there are many reasons why an illness can occur. The bottom line is that what all this really comes down to for most companies is money. The natural foods industry isnt any different in this respect, however there is one huge difference...natural medicine is empowering and in most cases treats the disease state instead of treating symptoms like drugs do at a huge cost. Health is a God given right that we all deserve to have, and in pursuit of this. This section of the site is dedicated to discussions on health issues and products that are being sold into the market that may, or may not have any research to back up their claim for use. If you have heard of a product that you want to know more about let us know and we will do our best to assist you in finding out more about the product. In the mean time here are some topics that deserve discussion... [Back to top] THE HEALTH CARE CRISIS GETTING WORSE - Recent statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau shows a rise in the number of Americans lacking health insurance. The number of U.S. citizens without health care insurance has climbed to 47 million people where as the number was at 44.8 million in 2005. This is a travesty and an absolute disgrace. What makes it even worse is that the number of children who do not have coverage is now at 8.7 million children, thats more than one in ten that were uninsured in 2006, which is also up from eight million. Access to health care is critical, especially for children. These statistics are a reflection of the way that our society and government deal with such situations, if this were a priority for the public they would be screaming for change, and whats the governments excuse? Our children are at risk, and our elected officials need to get with the program. The up coming election will be the best way possible to get the point across that change needs to be made! This severe lack of main stream health care is great reason to be preemptive in treating your family using natural medicines. Statistically, if the public did take better care of themselves there would be less illness and a decrease in the need for main stream medicine. [Back to top] TRANS FATS - Trans fats have a significantly negative affect on health, and it appears that some government intervention is on its way. It is unfortunate that it has to come to this, because the food industry almost never does anything that is in the publics best interests until they are forced to. But as the public becomes more educated on the subject and they begin to realize that rancid fat and trans fats are literally killing them, they begin to demand that the food companies produce better quality foods. [Back to top] FROM THE CDC WEB SITE (EDITED): CDC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING FLU SHOTS- When is comes to main stream medicine the primary strategy for preventing complications of influenza virus infections, antiviral medications with activity against influenza viruses can be effective in the treatment of influenza for some. There are a number factors that determine if these drugs will be affective, some of them include, but are not limited to age and over all health immune system health.There are four licensed Flu antiviral agents are available for sale in the United States they are: amantadine, rimantadine, zanamivir, and oseltamivir. Most doctors do not disseminate between viral types before giving the vaccine. It would be too costly and time consuming to test everyone before administration. So, it is basically up to the discretion of the practitioner as to which to provide. For example as stated on the CDC site -Influenza A virus resistance to amantadine and rimantadine can emerge rapidly during treatment. On the basis of antiviral testing results conducted at CDC and in Canada they indicate that resistance are high, CDC and ACIP recommend that neither amantadine nor rimantadine be used for the treatment or chemoprophylaxis of influenza A in the United States until susceptibility to these antiviral medications has been re-established among circulating influenza A viruses. So you can see this isnt an exact science. They break the treatment levels down like this, but do not mention the affects on the elderly or infirmed. Oseltamivir or zanamivir can be prescribed if antiviral treatment of influenza is indicated. Oseltamivir is approved for treatment of persons aged >1 year, and zanamivir is approved for treatment of persons aged >7 years. Oseltamivir and zanamivir can be used for chemoprophylaxis of influenza; oseltamivir is licensed for use in persons aged >1 year, and zanamivir is licensed for use in persons aged >5 years.NOTE: The has FDA approved a labeling supplement for Roche Laboratories’ Tamiflu (Oseltamivir Phosphate) to include a precaution about neuropsychiatric events. The revision is based on post marketing reports (mostly from Japan) of self-injury and delirium with the use of Tamiflu in patients with influenza. The reports were primarily among pediatric patients. The relative contribution of the drug to these events is not known. However, people with the flu, particularly children, may be at an increased risk of self-injury and confusion shortly after taking Tamiflu and should be closely monitored for signs of unusual behavior. A health care professional should be contacted immediately if the patient taking Tamiflu shows any signs of unusual behavior. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2006/safety06.htm#tamiflu for more information. [Back to top] ARE THE DRUGS YOU ARE TAKING SAFE?You have to ask yourself, "Whose is watching out for the publics best interests, that is when it comes to the drug companies"? This is a sensitive subject for some in that recently the FDA has taken a big hit from the watch dog organizations as to how poor their record is on the subject of protecting the public against the damage that some drugs do.Yes it is a big business, in fact it is huge... the drug companies literally make billion off of the misery of the public and they have some very powerful influence on capital hill. I am sure that you have heard of products like Vioxx, Fenfluramine (Fen-Phen) and Astemizole (Hismanal), they have all been implicated in some sort of recall due to the damage that they have caused to the public. It is really appalling that this situation continues with little hope for any change in the future. The agency says that it is doing the best that it can with the resources it has been given. Well, from the publics standpoint this really isnt good enough, at least not when we know that there is so much waste in the government that could be channeled toward providing the FDA the funds it needs to do a better job. Right now the FDA gets funding from the government but also wants to take money from the drug companies themselves to make up the deficit of what they need to run at optimum. This is kind of conflict of interest isnt it, the FDA taking money from the very people it is supposed to be watching...The point of the story is that we as a society are ultimately responsible for taking care of each other, it would be nice if we could trust the government to do this, but it appears that this may be a bit much to ask with so much at stake. Enter the health food industry...which is, if you look at it a broad spectrum opportunity to take care of each other and yourself. The natural foods industry and the products it provides gives you the ability to do for yourself what the medical and drug industries fall short on. Think about it, if the drugs we are being provided arent safe, and the overseer isnt able to do its job, then the responsibility to determine what is right for us...falls on us. The more you educate yourself about your health, the more power you have to treat and take care of yourself. It is just that simple, it requires some work but that is what taking control is all about. The key to your survival and over all health is knowledge, the information provided here about the drug companies is not provided out of spite. It is provided as an eye opener, and to help the public take their power back. There is room for everyone in the health field, whether it be allopathic or holistic because they both certainly do their share of healing. Just remember, there are two ways to live your life...you can either take control or give control to someone else to dictate to you what is best for you. If you are educated, the second way becomes a collaborative effort instead of dictatorship.[Back to top] ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE GOES MAIN STREAM - New market research is showing that “alternative medicine” is now almost to the point where it could be considered as relevant as “mainstream medicine”. The latest market research of American households shows that about 40% of U.S. households use some form of alternative medicine to treat themselves. Apparently as these forms of treatment are showing results, the word is spreading and treatment of the whole body is taking center stage. Alternative medicine treatments that are the most popular are the ones that treat blood sugar issues, headaches, weight loss, cardiovascular disease, digestive problems, sleep issues, cancer and much more! Not only are these forms of treatment less expensive, but if taken properly and regularly they have been shown to reduce medical bills, prevent and treat diseases with less side affects than drugs. And according to statistics from the CDC there are considerably less adverse event reports compared to that of drugs. Every income class is participating in the surge and growth of this movement. And with more and more doctors becoming aware of the alternative treatments that are available and with the growing demand for them, they really have no choice but to keep up. With that said, the latest research shows that because more and more people are demanding alternative treatments, the insurance companies are being forced to offer coverage for at least some of the costs. In the next few years you will see even greater changes…the people have spoken![Back to top] ARE SPLENDA (SUCRALOS E) AND ASPARTAME TOXIC? There will be more on this subject right here in this spot soon, but for now please look at our links page for this subject, click on the link and it will take you to a page that will provide you with some very interesting information. [Back to top] BISPHENOL-A IS TOXIC TO INFANTS NEW RESEARCH STATES-New research is validating the concerns the watch dog groups have been bringing to the public for some time. What has been written about on this site in the past regarding Bisphenol A (BPA) appears to be getting more and more support. BPA or as it is also known as the gender bender chemical leaches into liquid baby formula from the linings of cans at levels that are dangerous to infant health. This is according to a newly published article by a US environmental group known as the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This research states that BPA, which is in the plastic that lines nearly all infant formula cans was also found in the formula at levels that was much higher than is acceptable. The EWG states infants fed canned liquid formulas are exposed to BPA at doses that far exceed those that caused behavioral changes such as increased aggression and significant changes in testosterone levels in lab tests. It appears that the public isnt taking this problem very seriously, or just isnt aware of the danger that it presents.More and more research is mounting that shows as consumers are educated, the fears over products packaged in containers that contain the chemical increases. But due to cost factors and the lack of public out cry major food processors are resisting making a change. It is believed that as parents who have babies are educated, and presented with research showing that the packaging chemical leaches from plastic baby bottles and cans into food, that they will switch to BPA-free cans and bottles. Please be aware that this issue isnt just one that relates to canned baby foods, it is also a problem with the plastic baby bottles that parents heat before giving the formula to their children. This is a health issue that needs to be addressed now, and if you know a would be mom, or parents that have just had children please forward this info to them for them to further look into. NOTE: Since in some cases the chemical industry reviews regarding the potential toxic affects of BPA could be slanted due to their vested interest in the outcome of the research that they present as proof of safety. It is best to keep an open mind and if you have any concerns as to the well fair of your new born, it would be best to err on the side of caution and buy products that are BPA free. \ Also please go to this link for further information, read their summary on the right side of the page.http://www.bodyburden.org/chemicals/chemical.php?chemid=100357 [Back to top] IS THE CHEMICAL BBP SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT, THE RESEARCH IS SAYING IT IS TOXIC- In line with other chemical toxins that are being found to have adverse affects on all age groups, here is another common chemical that is used in many house hold products and building materials (including the carpeting that children crawl all over everyday), that is proving itself to be toxic to humans, especially females. Recent research has highlighted the fact that the chemical butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) a chemical commonly found in household pipe fittings has an adverse affect on the development of the mammary glands of test subjects (now that this is known the research needs to go further to determine if the presence of this chemical could lead to breast cancer). The research performed at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, in conjunction with the University of Alabama in Birmingham shows that this chemical can affect breast tissue. Lactating test subjects were fed a diet laced with BBP, which their offspring then absorbed via the breast milk. The amount of chemical that offspring ingested were levels that were estimated to be nearly equivalent to the EPAs safe dose limit of BBP for humans.What the research revealed was that BBP had an effect on certain characteristics of the female offspring of the test subjects (ratio of uterine weight to body weight and the mammary glands). What needs to be understood here is that fetuss and infants are very susceptible to environmental toxins such as the heavy metals lead, cadmium, mercury, aluminum and other toxic materials. These toxins have various detrimental systemic affects on their developing bodies that can cause damage to their DNA and cause neurological and hormonal imbalances. That means that the above mentioned safe limit for adults would be much less for fetuses and infants. The affects seem to be transient based on the amount of exposure, and the immediate affects seem to wear off once exposure to the BBP is removed. This obviously would not be the case for a home where exposure would be daily and constant. Even with this transient affect, the subtle long term changes in that can occur in the mammary tissue may have an effect later in life in the way of reduced sperm counts and neurological problems.This kind of chemical is known as an endocrine disruptor; and so that people understand what it is...BBP is widely used as a plasticizer, an additive used to soften polymers (plastics). It is found in household fittings such as pipes, vinyl floor tiles, carpeting and many other items that are used commonly in the home. This chemical affects far more that just those near and dear to us, this class of compounds also has a profound affect on the environment because they are known to have a detrimental affect on wildlife.Would be moms and dads and those who have children now, need to be careful what they let their fetuses, infants and children get exposed to. It is a very different world out there from when the baby boomers were growing up. It is a definite that they were also exposed to chemicals back in those days because the government didnt have the regulations they have today. With that said, just because the government is supposed to be watching out for your best interests, it doesnt mean that it is happening. All you have to do is look at the huge lead in toys crisis and the thousands of recalls that are in the headlines today. Environmental toxins are a much bigger problem that many people know, only most folks dont pay attention until the affects impact their lives directly. [Back to top] WHAT IS BIOFEEDBACK AND HOW CAN IT CHANGE MY LIFE ? Biofeedback has been around for many years, and may be one of the most under utilized tools for personal transformation that there is today. Almost everyone deals with a mental issue at one time or another in their life that will define who they are, and could potentially affect their body in a negative way; that is when it comes to physical health issues. Many people feel that physical illness is just that, only physical, when in fact in most cases the problem didnt start in the physical realm, it started in the psychological. And since this is the case, you need to address the issue where it began, in the mind! There are literally hundreds of products being sold today that the manufacturer says will change your life and that address what is called negative mental scripting. That may be true for some, however if you dont educate yourself first as to what products are beneficial, what techniques and equipment work, you will not be satisfied with the outcome. Writing about this subject would take volumes to do it justice, so let it be known that when you are dealing with the mind you have to know what products you are looking for and what will be required to get the results you want to get. If you have ever heard the saying that "health begins in the mind", and by the way who ever said that first is an absolute genius, he/she was right! Each of us develops what are known as life scripts that are in most cases instilled in us from when we are children. This is when you hear from significant others in your life that "YOU ARE NO GOOD, YOU"LL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING" over and over and over, year after year. What eventually happens is that you start to believe this and it becomes who you are. There are millions of folks out there that have self esteem issues, for example that revolve around being over weight, or not being smart enough or not being as good looking as such and such etc. Eventually because of this negative feedback over time they talk themselves into poverty, debt, ill health and a standard of living that is less than what they deserve, in all aspects and at every level. And since this type of thought process creates electrical patterns in the brain that become definitive over time, this is what we need to change to regain control of our lives. And this is where biofeedback come into play. What needs to be done is to rewire the brain and to rescript it? Well, it really comes down to being educated as to how your brain and body function, this knowledge empowers you to start the process. Then, if you have the right tools and the willingness to make the effort, you could rescript your thought patterns and there wouldnt be any reason why you could not be the next great motivational speaker, and or have a life that is filled with joy and all the good things that you deserve! NOTE: Please keep in mind that we typically do not endorse products, that is unless we think the product is exceptional and or by doing so would reduce the readers learning curve to zero. We have no vested interest in the sale of this product (below); the information presented here is done so in an effort to expedite the learning process, please feel free to pursue this subject matter further in your own way and time. How it works-Taken from the website (http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/np/index.php) - Your brain is made up of billions of brain cells called neurons, which use electricity to communicate with each other. The combination of millions of neurons sending signals all at once produces an enormous amount of electrical activity in the brain, which can be detected using sensitive medical equipment (such as an EEG), measuring electricity levels over areas of the scalp.The electrical activity in the brain is commonly called a Brain Wave pattern , because of its cyclic, "wave-like" nature. These brain waves show what state the brain is in, certain patterns (or states) offer greater receptivity to suggestion than others, and you can learn how to control these states using certain techniques. Below is one of the first recordings of brain activity. Here is a more modern EEG recording: One such product that entrains the brain to be more receptive to change, and will help to transform your life is a product called the Neroprogrammer 2, it can be found on this website - http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/np/ http://www.transparentcorp.com/products/np/features.php - This URL will describe what features the product has to offer in a simplified format. The bottom line is that the right tools are now available in a much more advanced format than they ever have been, all you have to do is to take advantage of them, use them, and incorporate into your life the new affirmations and lessons that these new thought patterns will offer you, and they will change your life forever! Remember, health begins in the mind! Other links that provide further information: http://health-compendium.com/content/view/33/ [Back to top]LIGHT AND SOUND TECHNOLOGY CHANGES LIVES -If you are not familiar with the newest technology for helping people to transform their lives, then you need to read up on light and sound technology. Please refer to this link for more information. But in short, this technology will essentially help to support physical and psychological change in ones life, by helping you to effortlessly access the inner mind, which is where true change occurs. It is a non-invasive subliminal technological approach to affecting change on many levels. THE TECHNOLOGY: This is accomplished through the use of hand held devices called light and sound machines. Light and sound are used to help place, or gently coax (entrain) your brain into a receptive state. When in this state you can enter into a profound state of relaxation. It is difficult for most people to consciously get into this state without the use of some external support e.g. alcohol or drugs. There is only one other natural way to get into this state of mind and that is through meditation, which requires many years of practice. Even though meditation is an excellent way to obtain an altered state of mind, the new technology doesnt require the time and effort to learn that meditation requires; it is all done for you passively. In a relaxed state of mind you can accomplish several different goals that you will read more about on the various links we have provided. You can affectively change behaviors, tune up the brain and feel more relaxed than you have in years, all in fifteen to thirty minutes per day!What we are trying to do for you with this educational material is to reduce your learning curve to zero. Please feel free to take the time to go out on the Web and do further research on your own. But to expedite the learning process we have found a few companies that really make or sell quality products, and have been in the market for years. They will be able to give you the support and educational materials that you will need to pursue this subject matter further. And buying equipment from a quality company that offers you great support will make all the difference in the world in your experience!Other links that provide further information: http://health-compendium.com/content/view/33/Each of these sites has a wealth of research information on them for you to browse. http://www.photosonix.com/index.htm www.elixa.com/mental/Sirius.htm or www.elixa.com [Back to top] IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY DRUG PRICES ARE SO HIGH, READ THIS -Here is another reason why medical costs are so high, there many of you that this information may not pertain to because you are not taking medications…yet. However it proves why the system is dysfunctional and is skewed toward EXTREMES in profit making. Know one is saying that the big Pharmaceutical companies should not make a profit, what is being said is that there should be some semblance of reality in terms of a pricing structure that can benefit as many people as possible, and so they can also make a profit. When it costs an individual $1000 per month for medications, and they are living on $700 per month in social security, well…you do the math. We can’t validate that the information below is exact and to the penny in terms of accuracy, however the information was obtained in good faith from an investigative report done by a reporter by the name of Steve Wilson, who works for Channel 7 News in Detroit. His report also found that there is even generic drug price gouging going on at pharmacies. He found that some of these generic drugs were marked up as much as 3,000% or more! A pharmacist might tell you that you can get the generic equivalent of a drug that would normally cost $100 for $80. You think that is a ‘good deal’, and you think that you are saving $20 in the process, but in reality what the pharmacist is not telling you is that the 100 generic pills that he is selling you only cost him $10! Most of the active materials that drugs are made from come from countries such as China and India, where they can be made at a fraction of the cost it would take to make them here. So, let’s say a pill contains about six cents worth of actives, and the drug company sells that pill to you for $6, you can see the kind of mark up and margin these companies are working on! It is worse than what is happening at the gas pump, with the kind of profits that the gas companies are making! Yes, it is understood that there are costs involved when a product is sold at retail, there are the marketing and lobbyist pay and governmental outs that have to be taken care of, and then there are the law suits against the drug companies that are being filed every day because of the deaths and injuries that some drugs cause. Yes, this kind of activity will drive costs up.A report that just appeared on the Web states that Costco’s pharmacy does not perpetuate this price gouging mentality. Although every State is different and you will only be able to verify this information yourself by going there, it appears that Costco offers the most cost affective way to by medications. Costco for the most part seems to consistently charge just over their ‘cost’, for the same generic drugs everyone else is gouging you for. FOR EXAMPLE: (This statement was taken from the report) “I used the generic equivalent, which cost $54.99 for 60 pills at CVS. I checked the price at Costco, and I could have bought 100 pills for $19.89. For 145 of my pain pills, I paid $72.57. I could have got 150 at Costco $28.08.”IMPORTANT NOTE: Although Costco is a membership type store, you do NOT have to be a member to buy prescriptions there, as they are federally regulated substances. You just tell them at the door that you wish to use the pharmacy, and they should let you in. You also need to keep in mind that prices will vary depending on where you live, and shop, so the below average prices are listed to make a point. We have no vested interest in your going to this store chain to make any purchase, we make nothing for passing on this information, it is done so only as a public service. REVIEW THE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING DRUG PRICE MARKUPS:Celebrex: 100mg Consumer price (100 tablets): $130.27Cost of general active ingredients: $0.60Percent markup: 21,712%Claritin: 10mgConsumer Price (100 tablets): $215.17Cost of general active ingredients: $0.71Percent markup: 30,306% Keflex: 250 mgConsumer Price (100 tablets): $157.39Cost of general active ingredients: $1.88Percent markup: 8,372% Lipitor: 20 mgConsumer Price (100 tablets): $272.37Cost of general active ingredients: $5.80Percent markup: 4,696% Norvasc: 10 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $188.29Cost of general active ingredients: $0.14Percent markup: 134,493% Paxil: 20 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $220.27Cost of general active ingredients: $7.60Percent markup: 2,898% Prevacid: 30 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $44.77Cost of general active ingredients: $1.01Percent markup: 34,136% Prilosec 20 Consumer price (100 tablets): $360.97Cost of general active ingredients $0.52Percent markup: 69,417% Prozac: 20 mgConsumer price (100 tablets) : $247.47Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11Percent markup: 224,973% Tenormin: 50 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $104.47Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13Percent markup: 80,362% Vasotec: 10 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $102.37Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20Percent markup: 5 1,185% Xanax: 1 mgConsumer price (100 tablets) : $136.79Cost of general active ingredients: $0.024Percent markup: 569,958% Zestril: 20 mgConsumer price (100 tablets) $89.89Cost of general active ingredients $3.20Percent markup: 2,809 Zithromax: 600 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $1,482.19Cost of general active ingredients: $18.78Percent markup: 7,892% Zocor: 40 mgConsumer price (100 tablets): $350.27Cost of general active ingredients: $8.63Percent markup: 4,059%Zoloft: 50 mgConsumer price: $206.87Cost of general active ingredients: $1.75Percent markup: 11,821% For further information on this subject you can contact:Sharon L. DavisBudget AnalystU.S. Department of CommerceRoom 6839 Office Ph: 202-482-4458Office Fax: 202-482-5480E-mail Address:
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