What the FDA has doneI'm sure that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had the best of intentions when he decided to regulate an ordinary over-the-counter medicine used for diarrhea:
loperamide, or more commonly known by it's brand name of Imodium.
He claims that opioid addicts are using the drug to get high, and thinks it needs to be regulated. Here are 2 FDA links on the matter:
The side effect of the FDA's actions
Living with IBS-D
Some of the things I've learned
- You have your yes foods, maybe foods, and no foods. These are foods you can always eat, sometimes eat, and never eat.
- You always have to take medicine daily to be able to eat normally.
- Stress will make your symptoms worse.
- Other things can make your symptoms worse.
- Keeping a medicine log can really help you figure out what medicines work and what ones don't, and what to take, and how often to take it, and how much to take.
Me and IBS-D
How you can help
- Write to the President, your senators, and your congressman about this.
- Contact the Imodium and the Johnson and Johnson people about this.
- Write your own post about this.
- Email FDA Commission Gottlieb - CommissionerFDA@fda.hhs.gov
- Contact any news and media outlets about this.
- Post about it anywhere you can on social media.
- Share the link to my post.
In conclusionI hope someone will undo what has been done and curtail the overenthusiastic efforts of the FDA commission, Scott Gottlieb. Yes, wage war on drug abusers; BUT, in the process, don't trample over innocent, law abiding people. Because in this case, that is exactly what they are doing. What FDA Commissioner Gottlieb proposes will directly impact the daily lives of IBS-D sufferers, and make their lives harder. We don't need this added problem of getting our medicine, in addition to the ones we already have.
Commissioner Gottlieb could have used to do some more research and put his thinking cap on. He shouldn't be punishing IBS-D sufferers with something that will have questionable results.