- Federal Trade Commission
- Bureau of Consumer Protection
- Washington, D.C. 20500
- Dear Commissions and Bureau of Consumer Protection Officials:
- This open letter is in response to the e-mailed notice
that you sent to our customer service representative at <http://www.cureforSARS.net>www.cureforSARS.net
wherein you wrote:
- "The Federal Trade Comission staff has reviewed
marketing claims on your web site . . ." and that "we remind
you that the FTC Act requires that health-related claims, . . . [for] SARS
must be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence at the
time the claims are made."
- This provides you with notice of three health-related
claims that we are making regarding SARS and our Internet communications:
1) The scientific evidence supporting our justifiable claims regarding
the utility of a plant-based formula for SARS is available on our website--www.cureforSARS.net-based
on the scientific publication by Towers, et al.(1995) from the Journal
of Ethnopharmacology; 2) We do not recognize the FDA, or your "commission"
in collaboration with them, pursuant to this notice, as anything other
than irresponsible, misplaced, and misdirected authority; and 3) The insidious
economic motive behind your political notice is transparent among well-educated
consumers and natural healthcare investigators and providers.
- Such commercial interference, allegedly on behalf of
American consumers and public health, is rooted in the advancing Anglo-American
global Codex Alimentarious legislation that seeks to control all non-patent-protected
natural cures and treatments on behalf of multinational drug companies
(best termed the "global petrochemical-pharmaceutical cartel").
- In other words, we view the FDA's widely publicized persuasion
campaign attacking natural healing practitioners and formula manufacturers
as a real life enactment of the "Wizard of Oz." Pull back the
curtain and behold who profits pulling strings on your commission and the
FDA overstepped authority.
- We notice that responsibility for your electronic notification
was signed, not by a person, but by your non-human organization/entity.
For your information and official notification, we only respect and respond
to real people.
- As sovereign individuals subservient to only one Creator,
we rebuke any and all misplaced authority in your "commission."
We do this cognizant of rapidly advancing multinational corporate efforts
increasingly administered through the World Health Organization (WHO),
affecting global drug sales, healthcare policies, and contrived declarations
of urgencies directed against nation states to compel compliance with neocolonialistic
politics, policies, and interventions inconsistent with personal freedoms
and democratic governments.
- Your transparent efforts may be effective in deceiving
the general population, but most of us in the natural healing arts and
sciences are not fooled or frightened by your threats.
- Most members of our allied organizations view as inexcusable,
if not despicable, increasing German-American political efforts to suppress
natural healing methods and materials. This includes new SARS treatments
and potential cures at a time of global urgency when, in fact, government
health officials in the hardest hit nations, including China, Hong Kong,
Singapore, and Taiwan, have been embracing herbal and plant-derived natural
medicines for the prevention and treatment of SARS.
- We notice your commission and the FDA turns a blind eye
to the promotion and use of the experimental, expensive, and highly toxic
drug Ribaviron, never tested against the SARS-associated coronavirus, yet
widely promoted as the standard for SARS patient care since before anyone
knew the illness was linked to a coronavirus. Reflecting on the FDA's and
your commission's official tolerance of this harmful, if not lethal, practice
by the mainstream media and medical doctors treating SARS patients adequately
exposes your hypocrisy.
- American tax dollars would be far better spent having
your commission and the FDA address the third leading cause of death in
the United States-iatrogenesis, that is, physician-induced illnesses and
lethal drug side effects. How do you have the audacity to virtually disregard
this pervasive public health threat, yet proclaim throughout the media
our natural healthcare industry's shortcomings?
- What is most sad is your organizations' manipulation
of the average American who does not comprehend this joint FDA/FCC attack
for what it really is-simply a promotion to facilitate a form of nutritional
and pharmacological slavery through a political and economic drug agenda
called Codex Alimentarious. In recent years the global drug cartel has
sought to pirate and patent anything uncontrolled in nature's bounty. Examples
of this, in recent months, include further violations of freedom of choice
with declared restraints on ginseng production and the classification and
labeling of stevia-the natural therapeutic sugar substitute-as a regulated
"nutritional supplement" rather than a food.
- Beyond these reasons for our disregard of your authority,
there are many more egregious violations of human rights perpetrated by
those with whom you are associated. One example involves the origin of
HIV/AIDS and the FDA's apparent role, in collaboration with the Merck pharmaceutical
company and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having
cooperatively produced the 1974 hepatitis B vaccines tested on gay men
in New York City and Central African Black women. According to the most
recent scientific evidence cited and discussed at <http://www.originofAIDS.com>www.originofAIDS.com,
this collaboration played a major role in triggering the international
- In conclusion, we will not be intimidated, coerced, or
corrupted by your drug company collaborating administration and/or commission.
We understand that mostly well-meaning persons within your ranks have been
persuaded, largely by deception, to act as agents on behalf of the above
named global menaces. We simply rebuke your misdirected, politically contrived
authority, yet remain open to serving your policy-makers by sharing, in
every way possible, the uncommon intelligence required to expose and arrest
the "Wizard of Oz behind the curtain" for the sake of world health
and the public's protection.
- Very truly yours,
- By: Leonard G. Horowitz, D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H., Managing
- -----Original Message-----
- From: CUREALL [mailto:email@example.com]
- Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 7:30 AM
- To: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
- Subject: NOTICE OF POTENTIAL ILLEGAL MARKETING OF PRODUCTS
- FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
- BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION
- WASHINGTON, DC 20580
- VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
- TO: <http://www.cureforsars.net>www.cureforsars.net
- RE: NOTICE OF POTENTIAL ILLEGAL MARKETING OF PRODUCTS
OR THERAPIES TO PREVENT, TREAT, OR CURE SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME
- DATE: MAY 12, 2003
- Federal Trade Commission staff has reviewed marketing
claims on your web site relating to the prevention, treatment or cure of
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). We remind you that the FTC Act
requires that health-related claims, such as claims that a dietary supplement
will prevent, treat or cure SARS, or claims that an air filtration device
or cleaning agent can kill or eliminate the virus thought to cause SARS,
must be supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence at the
time the claims are made. In other words, it is against the law to make
health claims, whether directly or indirectly through the use of a product
name, web site name, metatags, or any other means, without scientific support
or to exaggerate the benefits of products or services you are promoting.
Violations of the FTC Act may result in legal action in the form of Federal
District Court injunction or Administrative Order. An order also may require
that you pay money back to consumers.
- In addition, claims that a product is intended to prevent,
diagnose, mitigate, treat, or cure SARS may cause the product to be an
unapproved new drug or device under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic
Act (Act). The Act prohibits the introduction into interstate commerce
of unapproved new drugs and certain devices.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), SARS is an infectious respiratory illness that appears to be spread
primarily by close person-to-person contact by cough or sneeze allowing
droplets containing infectious virus to reach the respiratory tract of
persons in close proximity. SARS may also be spread by touching objects
contaminated with infectious droplets and then touching one's eye(s), nose,
or mouth. Although federal and world health authorities are investigating
possible vaccines to prevent SARS and drugs to treat the illness, there
are currently no medicines proven to prevent, treat or cure SARS or the
coronavirus believed to be the cause of SARS.
- If you are marketing a dietary supplement for SARS, you
should also be aware that a broad coalition of representatives of the dietary
supplement industry has issued a joint statement indicating that no dietary
supplement has been shown to prevent or treat SARS and advising against
the marketing of dietary supplements as a remedy for SARS. The joint statement
of the American Herbal Products Association, Consumer Healthcare Products
Association, Council for Responsible Nutrition, National Nutritional Foods
Association, and Utah Natural Products Alliance is available through those
organizations' web sites.
- Action Requested
- The FTC staff strongly urges you to review all claims
you are making for your products, particularly claims that your products
can prevent, mitigate, treat or cure SARS. If your claims are not supported
by competent and reliable scientific evidence they should be deleted or
- FTC investigators have copied and preserved the pages
of your online promotional materials and will be revisiting your website
- Please notify us via electronic mail to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com
within 7 days of the specific actions you have taken to address the
- agency's concerns.
- Federal Trade Commission
- Bureau of Consumer Protection
- Washington, DC 20580
- IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM:
- WORLD NATURAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION
- World Natural Health Organization founding member, Dr.
Joseph Puleo, leading naturopathic physician, spearheads research finding
natural treatment for SARS.
- MAY 6, 2003
- DOCTORS MAKE NATURAL TREATMENT FOR SARS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
- SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - A team of Doctors well-known
for their research in alternative medicine and emerging diseases has developed
an effective treatment for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) utilizing
a little-known antidote to coronavirus. According to the Doctors, coronavirus
can be successfully treated with methanolic extracts of two berry bushes
common to British Columbia and the northwestern states - Amelanchier alnifolia
and Rosa nutkana both members of the Rosaceae family of plants.
- Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a Harvard-trained, internationally
known expert in public health and emerging diseases and Dr. Joseph Puleo,
a leading naturopathic physician and a founding member of the World Natural
Health Organization (http://www.wnho.net) developed the treatment from
findings originally made in 1995. Esteemed Canadian botanist Dr. Neil Towers,
Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, pioneered the
decade-old study that proved Rosacaea plants could overcome coronavirus
infections in cell cultures, a system far more sensitive to toxicity than
- Doctors Horowitz and Puleo advanced Dr. Towers' studies
by adding two additional natural ingredients and have named the new treatment
the "Urbani SARS Formula." The name recognizes Italian communicable
disease expert Dr. Carlo Urbani, one of the disease's earliest victims.
Dr Urbani, who received a Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work with
Doctors Without Borders, died in Thailand after contracting the disease
while caring for patients.
- While the Doctors cannot make "cure" claims
due to variations between individuals and FDA restrictions, they profess
that the ingredients in the Urbani SARS Formula are time-tested, inexpensive,
readily available and well proven against the bovine coronavirus and other
respiratory pathogens. Dr. Puleo saw rapid improvement among patients who
presented in March with SARS-like symptoms at the Natural Health Research
Clinic he directs in Sandpoint, Idaho.
- The primary ingredients in the proprietary Urbani SARS
Formula are extremely hard to acquire in freshly harvested lots, which
are required for maximum strength and effectiveness. The ingredients
- Lomatium dissectum root extract. This has been known
for centuries to have potent anti-microbial uses and to be useful as an
immuno-stimulant. It also protects cells from another pathogen, the Rotavirus,
which is a common cause of dysentery. SARS has been linked to symptoms
of dysentery in a significant number of cases. It was used by Native Americans
as a food and as a medicine for treatment of Tuberculosis and other lung
infections. It has been used effectively in the treatment of bronchitis
- Devil's Club (Oplopanax horridus). This is best known
as an immune-boosting "adaptogen" that mitigates the effect of
stress throughout the body. It also functions as an expectorant and mucous
secretion stimulator when prescribed for respiratory infections. Native
Americans have long used Devil's Club to help heal insulin-resistant type
II diabetes. Dr. Puleo explains that most SARS victims have ongoing blood
sugar and immune-suppressive problems that give viral infections the edge
over natural immunity.
- The Rosaceae (Amelanchier ainifolia and Rosa nutkana
or Saskatoons). These berries are a naturally-occurring edible fruit once
used by Native Americans for stomach problems and for maternal recovery
after childbirth. In 1995 it was demonstrated that extracts from these
berries were very active against coronaviruses.
- Xylitol Sugar. Xylitol is a relatively new weapon in
the war against infectious diseases. This five-carbon sugar was largely
unappreciated before WW II sugar shortages brought it to attention. Researchers
in Finland determined that a 5% solution of Xylitol reduced 68% of Strep
and Pneumonia bacteria attachments and 50% of flu viruses. Small amounts
of Xylitol are made naturally in the body, which means it does not have
the problems associated with man-made antibiotics. Bacteria do not develop
a resistance to Xylitol and cannot introduce mutating strains to overcome
- The Doctors Horowitz and Puleo have granted worldwide
distribution rights of the Urbani SARS Formula to World Natural Cures,
LLC, a firm directed by Mr. John Mills. Mr. Mills can be contacted at 1-800-336-9266
or via e-mail at <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>email@example.com.
The product is available in four formulations, including the Extra Strength
Tincture, the Standard Urbani SARS Formula, the Extra Strength Homeopathic,
and a nasal spray. The first three are prescribed the same way: "Apply
nine drops under the tongue three times per day for up to nine days."
- Because the proprietary formulas are not toxic in the
manufactured amounts, the dosage does not have to be reduced for children,
although the homeopathic remedy is especially recommended for young children
and infants. Costs for the two-ounce bottles are extremely reasonable compared
to the risky antiviral drugs and steroids currently prescribed for SARS.
- The products may be ordered at:
- http://www.HealthyWorldDistributing.com or by calling
toll-free at 1-888-508-4787