FDA DISCLAIMER on HCG
Role of the FDA
The FDA [Federal Drug Administration] is responsible for:
- Regulating prescription and non-prescription drugs
- Review & evaluation of submitted clinical research reports on drugs
- And generally to protect public health
The FDA is not in the medical or research business. Therefore, as long as a medication or drug is determined to be safe for use, it is up to the discretion of the Physician or Nurse Practitioner to prescribe or not prescribe a drug for various situations that they are “trained to understand and know the application for”. A Physician has the right, by law, to treat a patient under their care in a manner that they feel is appropriate for the circumstances and for the condition to which they are treating the patient.
HCG is a human byproduct that exists in a pregnant woman’s body and has been known and safely used by the world wide medical community to treat various health issues and for testing to determine if a women is pregnant. Even so, the FDA has not approved HCG therapy for the specific treatment of obesity. To this date, no research documentation, from a recognized testing agency, has been presented to the FDA proving or disproving that HCG has been or has not been successful in reducing obesity.
Recently the FDA & the FTC [Federal Trade Commission] have declared Homeopathic HCG to be illegal for sale in stores or over the internet. Homeopathic HCG consists of vitamins and minerals and DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY REAL HUMAN HCG. This declaration DOES NOT include natural or Human HCG which must be Prescribed by a Licensed Medical Doctor and provided through a U.S. Licensed Pharmacy. New Beginnings only uses Approved human HCG.
HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie- restricted diets.