03-23-2011, 10:41 AM
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Mar 22nd 2011 at 1:30PM
Scam artists follow the news, the FTC warns, and are always quick to take advantage of any public health scare to defraud fearful consumers. When it comes to potassium iodide, the FTC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, urge consumers to:
Consult doctors before buying: Some people are allergic to iodine and shouldn't take potassium iodide. Those who are unsure should consult their doctors. People with certain skin conditions (such as dermatitis herpetiformis or hypocomplementemic vasculitis), as well as people with nodular thyroid with heart disease, should not take potassium iodide.
Understand that taking potassium iodide cannot:
* Prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body. It only protects the thyroid from radioactive iodine.
* Reverse the health effects caused by radioactive iodine once damage to the thyroid has occurred.
* Protect the body from radioactive elements other than radioactive iodine.
If you decide to buy potassium iodide, buy it only from a reputable source. ThyroSafe, ThyroShield and Iosat are the only FDA-approved potassium iodide products that can be legally marketed and sold in the United States. For more information on these products, contact:
* ThyroSafe Tablets (65 mg) at 1-866-849-7672 or http://www.thyrosafe.com/recip.html
* Fleming & Company, Pharmaceuticals for ThyroShield Solution at 636-343-8200 or http://www.flemingcompany.com or http://www.thyroshield.com
* Anbex, Inc. for Iosat Tablets (130 mg) at 212-580-2810 (M-F 9am-5pm EST), at 1-866-463-6754 (other times), or http://www.anbex.com
Follow dosing instructions carefully. More isn't necessarily better. Taking a higher dose of potassium iodide – or taking it more often than recommended – doesn't offer any additional protection, although it can cause severe illness and even death.
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Among the scammers we have Alex Jones and Natural News (Truth Publishing Inc. - based in Taiwan) hocking (and hoarding?) pills at double the price.
There are fake and cut pills too. Buyer beware!
Older related thread on the topic:
Those Living Near Nuclear Plants To Get Pills
.. from back when they were cheap (September 2009).