Avid Bioservices (formerly Peregrine Pharmaceuticals), online contact form
Bayer AG, @Bayer
Bayer Crop Science, Germany, @Bayer4Crops
Bayer Crop Science, US, @Bayer4CropsUS
Bayer Pharmaceuticals, @BayerPharma
Bayer US, @BayerUS
Boston Scientific, Boston, MA, @bostonsci
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, online contact form
Pfizer, @pfizer, @PfizerCongress
Sanofi Pasteur, France, @sanofipasteur
Following is the message I shared with the pharmaceutical companies:
"Urgent Appeal on Behalf of the Corn Allergy Population / Emerging Corn Allergy Crisis
THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR A COMPOUNDING PHARMACIST TO TELL A CORN-ALLERGIC PATIENT THAT CORNSTARCH IS NOT REALLY CORN!
As a corn allergy advocate, I read thousands of corn allergy testimonies on a daily basis. I just read a personal testimony stating that a pharmacist from a compounding pharmacy told a corn-allergic patient that cornstarch is not really corn! The critical lack of knowledge by this pharmacist could endanger this patient's life. It is for this reason that I am submitting this urgent appeal to all pharmaceutical companies for your assistance in educating medical professionals about the dangers of NMIs (non-medicinal ingredients) in drugs.
I continue to read personal testimonies of physicians insisting upon administering dextrose IV fluid to corn-allergic patients in direct violation of the contraindication warning on the package insert. It is clear that too many medical professionals do not understand the critical difference between dextrose and corn-derived dextrose, citric acid and corn-derived citric acid, ascorbic acid and corn-derived ascorbic acid, etc. Anything derived from corn can prove fatal to the anaphylactic corn-allergic patient. The most heartbreaking testimonies are from parents of corn-allergic infants, many of whom have been diagnosed with "failure to thrive" due to the lack of corn-free infant formulas. Hospitals have NO alternative safe sources of corn-free nutrition to feed to these struggling babies, and their pediatricians/dietitians cannot offer any assistance to the parents of corn-allergic infants.
In summary, the corn allergy population can consume very few processed foods; and no commercially-processed meat, poultry, seafood, produce, or fruit due to government-authorized corn-derived antimicrobial chemical washes. Many corn-allergic patients must have their medications compounded to exclude corn; and since tap water may contain corn due to corn-derived purification chemicals, many are forced to purchase other sources of corn-free water.
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