Do you know exactly what's in that little pill, capsule or tablet that you're taking?
Living gluten-free can make taking a medication feel risky. Why? Unlabeled gluten.
Manufacturers are not required to label the source of their ingredients in medicine. Would you like to be a part making that change?
Last November, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) announced that it would conduct a first-of-its-kind research study on gluten in medications, funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NFCA, partnering with St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.
You can be a part of the first part of this study. Take a quick survey NOW.
The NFCA’s Gluten in Medications Survey takes between 4-15 minutes to complete. This survey will close on February 28, 2012.
Do you know what's it's like to feel sick and attempting to feel better only to feel worse? Have you been reluctant to take a medication for fear that it might cause more damage than help?
According to the NFCA, "the study aims to validate or nullify the assertion that unlabeled gluten in medication is problematic. It is a first step to determine if more investigation is needed in this area, through which additional research, labeling, and safe use guideline initiatives can advance."
NFCA is urging all people who are following a gluten-free diet to participate. Participants will be asked about their experiences taking medicine. They will also be asked to share information if they think they might have had a gluten-related reaction to an over-the-counter or prescription medicine.
Results gathered during this survey will guide the second phase of the study, during which some of the medicines identified in the survey will be tested for possible unlabeled gluten ingredients.
Additional information about this study and supporting research may be found at the Safe Us Initiative website hosted by the FDA.
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Here's looking forward to a better, brighter and healthier future for all of us!
In Health & Gratitude,
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