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Step 2: Help us by contacting your legislators!
Here are the facts:
- Recently, Congress passed the Drug Quality and Security Act.
- This law may allow FDA to regulate interstate compounded medications.
- Your prescription could be affected if it is filled in a state other than your own.
- The FDA is restricting you from necessary compounded medications if you don't live in the same state as the pharmacy you have chosen.
Protect your right to choose where and when you fill
and send a message to your legislators.
|A New Organ Has Been Identified!
Written by Carol Petersen, RPh, CNP - Women's International Pharmacy
That's right. It has been there all along, but we are just now getting around to noticing it. This organ weighs about 3 pounds and by weight, it is the largest organ in the human body. The organ is a collection of microbes or single celled organisms that live on and in your body and it has been named the human microbiome.
Our bodies are made up of about 10 trillion cells, but we host approximately 100 trillion microbe cells. To put a trillion in perspective, if we were to live for one trillion seconds, our life span would exceed 32,000 years. Based on the math, we are only 10% human!
It was surprising to the scientific community when the Human Genome Project was completely finished earlier than anyone predicted. It turns out that human beings only have about 20 thousand genes. We have significantly fewer genes than rice or corn! However, we also carry and use two to twenty million genes from the vast number of microbes we host. If we compare the number of human genes to microbe genes rather than the number of human to microbe cells in our body, we are 99% microbe!