Secret State – 7: Is there more to fear from phenylbutazone?

Political dismissal of ‘bute’ as harmless in tiny doses rang alarm bells

A search appears to reveal that this substance accumulates to some extent in the human body. It was banned in several countries from its former treatment for human arthritis and gout – see studies including ‘Untoward effects of phenylbutazone (butazolidin)–A re-evaluation’,Irving L. Sperling, a report of cumulative experiences with the administration of phenylbutazone to 590 patients for a variety of rheumatic diseases.

When the writer spoke about bute being cumulative to Hilary, a horse-owner, she said ‘Of course it is!”

The expression ‘zero tolerance policy for residues’ rings further bells; it appears in the same article in Veterinary Medicine Today, 1.3.08, snapshot:

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phenylbutazone residues

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By chance during the search a paper was seen in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 1977, ‘Disposition and oxidative metabolism of phenylbutazone in man’ which appears to link bute with radioactivity . . .

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phenylbutazone radioactivity

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 The writer thought once again: there is still much more to learn about this affair.

RICHARD BRUCE COMMENTS BY EMAIL:

By the time the results of the latest testing is known the perpetrators will be long gone and the evidence eaten…

 

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Posted on February 15, 2013, in Democracy undermined, Government, Secret State and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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