The FDA’s Peramivir H1N1 Swine Flu Experiment

By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

The FDA has now opened the door for widespread human experimentation during this year’s flu season, allowing an antiviral drug called Peramivir to be used even though it has not passed traditional standards of safety testing.  Ever since the FDA crafted its Critical Path agenda it has been looking for excuses to expose vulnerable Americans to toxic drugs under the false pretense of the greater good for all.  The H1N1 Swine Flu fear-mongering is providing the cover that the FDA needs to unleash an experiment.  The new Obama FDA administration has accepted the baton pass from the recently departed Bush FDA management team (von Eschenbach, et al.).

Hypocrisy at the FDA runs deep in their culture.  The organization fails to warn the public of the known immunosuppressive effects of commonly used drugs such as antacids and statins – drugs that have been shown to increase the risk for infection.  At the same time, the FDA has branded all nutrition as fraud.  What right does the FDA have to brand nutrition as fraud?  Nutrition has been battling influenza since humans have been around.  Without nutrition humans would have never survived any flu pandemic.  Nutrition is harmless to human health and invaluable to survival.  In the FDA’s mind it is illegal.  Rather, human experimentation is now deemed legal by the FDA.  It’s all about protecting and expanding the profits of Big Pharma and Big Biotech.

Like Tamiflu and Relenza, Peramivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor.  Neuraminidase (the N part of H1N1) is a viral protein that must be active in order for new viruses to emerge from a virally infected cell.  If it can be blocked, then viral spreading can be reduced.

Tamiflu and Relenza only bind to neuraminidase for a brief period of time, limiting their biological activity against a virus.  In contrast, Peramivir binds very tightly to neuraminidase and is longer lasting – meaning it is a much more potent drug.  The FDA has approved it for use in advanced Swine Flu cases that are not responding to Tamiflu or Relenza. 

On the one hand, this sounds like a reasonable approach to helping people with extreme Swine Flu.  What is likely to happen in actual practice is another matter entirely.  Doctors will hear on the grapevine how well Peramivir seems to work and it will be used on more and more patients.  And what’s wrong with that?

It is a human experiment.  Human experiments are against the Nuremberg code, which has been agreed to by the world following the atrocities of Nazi Germany.  Human experiments run counter to the basic decency and morality of any culture – except the culture of the FDA and its profit-driven pharmaceutical allies.

The problem with neuraminidase blocking is that there are four known human genes that utilize neuraminidase for normal and healthy cell function (NEU1, NEU2, NEU3, NEU4).  The next problem is that these genes are not passive and secondary in cellular function.  They regulate carbohydrate-related communication taking place on human cell membranes (glyconutrition and glycobiology).  In other words, they are instrumentally involved in how cells talk to each other, as well as in many processes of a cell’s internal communication.  Any neuraminidase blocking drug runs the risk of interfering with general communication needed for healthy cell function.

The adverse side effects of Tamiflu are in many cases rather extreme and include panic attacks, delusions, delirium, convulsions, depression, loss of consciousness, and even suicide.  Oxford researchers have publicly warned that Tamiflu is not for children.  Tamiflu is a relatively weak binder of neuraminidase. 

What is going to happen when a strong binder of neuraminidase, Peramivir, latches on to the human cellular communication system based on neuraminidase genes?  The FDA has no idea, but their unelected bureaucratic management team has decided in their infinite wisdom that the benefits outweigh the risks, even though they have no way of knowing.  The era of sanctioned human experimentation is upon us. 

What if there was a substance that blocked neuraminidase regarding viral activity and left human neuraminidase alone?  Wow, what a breakthrough that would be.  Welcome to the world of nutrition.  The real fraud can be found in the management team of the FDA.


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