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KY Amish Farmer Jailed over a Salve Label; the FDA Wants Him Jailed for Life

Girod indictment: Sam's 3 products: chickweed salve, bloodroot salve and an essential oil blendI know it sounds like I made up a terribly inflammatory headline… but it’s not JUST inflammatory. It’s true, the Girod indictment is below.

This is the Girod indictment. Click here for Sam Girod’s complete story on video with transcript and links.

Amish farmer Sam Girod of Bath County KY makes 3 products: a chickweed salve, a bloodroot salve and an essential oil blend called Sine Eze. The photo of the 3 products was just taken on my iPad on my desk.

You can find similar products online. In fact, you’ll find the recipes online. You can make these products in your kitchen, it’s not rocket science.

A few years ago, the FDA came after Sam for labeling crimes — Sam said his salves could help certain maladies and that’s a big FDA no-no. If you make what the FDA says are “medical claims” then that qualifies your product as a “drug” which gives the FDA the authority (according to the FDA) to require that you do millions of dollars worth of testing to prove that your product does indeed do what the label claims. Or you can change your labels and take off any “medical claims.”

Sam was, of course, unaware of this and immediately changed his labels as per FDA guidelines.

Sadly, the FDA fixated on him and would not let go, as you’ll see in the indictment. In my line of hobby work (political blogging), I’ve seen this over and over and over again. An alphabet agency — whether federal, state or local — gets you in its sights and just will not quit.

And why would they quit? No skin off their teeth and gives them something to do. State agencies are bad enough, but the feds… the feds are especially lawless. There is no accountability in a federal agency, they break their own rules as a matter of course.

In the farm-food-health-freedom world, farmers are a #1 target. (If you are interested in learning more, Farmageddon is a good starting place.)

Why the FDA Loves Going After the Amish

When it comes to powerful well-funded federal agencies looking to set precedent, the Amish have a special target on their backs. Why? Because they generally don’t use lawyers which makes them easy prey. They don’t use lawyers because the Amish are non-violent and non-resistant. Meaning they don’t fight back. Ever.

Private Membership Clubs

The FDA is also currently prosecuting an enormously successful Amish farm in PA, Miller’s Organic Farm. Like Sam, the Millers have established a private club whereby only members can purchase products. As a member of Miller’s Organic Farm, you can order anything you want, including raw milk, that can be shipped to you anywhere in the country. (Read up on the Miller’s case here.)

The FDA hates private membership clubs because club sales and products are NOT subject to FDA rules and regulations! Private memberships are protected under the Constitution’s contract clause. You can contract with anyone you want, sell them anything you made or produced, and the state may not interfere. The state, of course, hates this kind of freedom and will do anything it can to pierce that veil.

Re. Bloodroot Salve

The FDA also seems to have a special soft spot for bloodroot salves. They’ve been persecuting makers of bloodroot salves for decades, starting with Greg Caton, jailing him twice and driving him from the country. A quick search brought up this company as well.

The Girod indictment.

It’s long because the gov likes to pad the bill so the defendant will be terrified into taking a plea. A plea is a win for the gov and that’s what it’s after: a win, not justice.

Remember, folks, we are talking about a Chickweed Salve here along with two other equally benign, non-drug products that thousands of people over the past 20 years (including yours truly and many locals) have used to good effect.

That fact begs the question: is the purpose of this prosecution to protect the public or to punish those citizens who don’t kneel at the pointy end of a bureaucrat’s pen?

The FDA vs Kentucky Amish Farmer Samuel A. Girod

Case: 5:15-cr-00087 GRAND JURY CHARGES (click here to download a pdf of the indictment)


BACKGROUND

1. Defendant SAMUEL A. GIROD operated an establishment at 409 Satterfield Lane, Owingsville, KY 40360, which is in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky. This establishment, which did business under various names, including “Satterfield Naturals”, “S.A.E.G.”, and “A.M.S. Associates”, manufactured and marketed products for the treatment of various ailments, including skin disorders, cancer, and sinus infections.

NOTES: The use of the words “treatment” and “cancer” are why Sam’s labels were a problem. WERE. He changed the labels and now they are fine. Why is this even on the indictment?

Sam’s products are effective and have never hurt anyone. And, if they have hurt anyone, prove it — as is required under Common Law — and Sam can make restitution.

Honestly, if one person was harmed* in 20+ years of thousands of people using Sam’s products, that’s an awesome track record. Why don’t we compare that to Big Pharma’s drug safety record? Even aspirin kills 11 people a year. Every. Single. Year. Not only that, a person dies every 19 minutes from an FDA-approved pharmaceutical. And then there’s this: http://bit.ly/deathbydoctor

* The FDA claims to have such a person which is how it got the injunction mentioned below… although that person was never named, not even in the court proceeding getting the injunction!

2. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq. (“FDCA”), existed to protect the health and safety of the American public by regulating the manufacture and distribution of all drugs shipped or received in interstate commerce. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) was the federal agency charged with enforcing the FDCA.

NOTES: First of all, NONE of Sam’s products contain any drugs. Zero. The FDA tested all his products and confirmed that there are no drugs in his products!

While the FDA/FDCA can make labeling demands, they can’t accuse Sam of a crime having to do with manufacture or distribution of drugs if there aren’t any drugs in it. Once Sam changed his label to comply and once there were no drugs found in the ANY of the products, the FDA lost whatever jurisdiction it claimed. Yet they persist… why is this allowed?

3. The FDCA required persons who owned or operated an establishment engaged in the manufacture, preparation, propagation, compounding, or processing of a drug to register annually with the FDA. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 360(b)(l), (c)(l). Every establishment in which a drug was manufactured, processed, packed, or held, for introduction into interstate commerce or after such introduction was subject to inspection by the FDA. See 21 U.S.C. §§ 360(h)(l) and 374. GIROD did not register his establishment with the FDA.

NOTES: No drugs so no requirement to register the establishment (which, by the way, is the Girod home).

4. GIROD manufactured and distributed a product called “Chickweed Healing Salve.” This product typically bore labeling claiming that the product was “[g]ood for skin disorders. Dry skin, cuts, burns, draws, and poison ivy.” In many cases, GIROD also distributed sales pamphlets touting the product’s effectiveness in treating skin cancer, diaper rash, fungus infections, and various other skin ailments.

NOTES: Per FDA demands, Sam changed his product labels for everything sold to the public. He even took the word “healing” off, so this is a moot point. Why is this mentioned?

5. GIROD manufactured and distributed a product called “TO-MOR-GONE.” This product typically bore labeling identifying the product as a “black salve” and a “natural herbal remedy.” In many cases, GIROD also distributed sales pamphlets touting the product’s effectiveness in removing warts, moles, and other skin growths, and stating: “TO-MOR-GONE is very good at removing tumors.” GIROD used an extract of the bloodroot plant (Sanguiniaria Canadensis) in TO-MOR-GONE. This ingredient was an escharotic agent, meaning that it had a caustic, corrosive effect on human skin.

NOTES: Again, he changed the label when told to do so. Bloodroot is not a drug, either, btw. It’s a PLANT used for thousands of years for HEALING purposes. Like a lot of other plants.

Yes, bloodroot can have a caustic, corrosive effect on human skin, but that’s why we use it, lol. Bloodroot cures skin cancer because it burns off the cells. It’s also a drawing compound so it pulls the cancer cells to the surface, then kills them. People even take the stuff internally.

And it’s legal, sold all over the world. Google it.

I and many of my friends have used bloodroot for years for small skin cancers, moles, small growths. Works like a charm and doesn’t leave a scar. Amazing stuff. I got mine (before I knew Sam) from altcancer.com formulated by Greg Caton, the first guy the FDA put in jail for bloodroot products (scroll down the altcancer.com page for that info).

6. GIROD manufactured and distributed a product called “R.E.P.” This product typically bore labeling that instructed the consumer as follows: “For sinus infection, put on forehead and cheeks. For breath freshener put drop on tongue.” In many cases, GIROD also distributed sales pamphlets touting the product’s effectiveness in treating sinus infections, cold symptoms, and sore throats.

NOTES: Again, Sam took all the healing claims out of his literature for all products sold to the public.

Sine Eze (the new name for R.E.P.) is amazing, by the way, a blend of essential oils. Love the stuff. Seriously. This has been sold for over 20 years, no drugs in it, Sam took all the healing claims out of the literature… where’s the beef?

7. The FDCA defined a “drug” as an article that was: (a) intended for use in the diagnosis. cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man; and/or (b) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man. See 21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(l)(B) and (C). Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR-GONE, and R.E.P., were “drugs,” as defined within the FDCA.

NOTES: When Sam removed the offending language, those products were no longer able to be classified as drugs by the FDCA. Again, the products were all tested by the FDA and no drugs were found.

8. The FDCA prohibited the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce (or the causing thereof) of any drug that was misbranded. See 21 U.S.C. § 33 l(a).

NOTES: Not drugs, branding corrected, no longer subject to FDCA/FDA regulations.

9. A drug was misbranded if it was manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded, or processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA. See 21 U.S.C. § 352(0). Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR-GONE, and R.E.P. were each manufactured, prepared, propagated, and processed in GIROD’s unregistered establishment and, thus, were each misbranded.

NOTES: Not drugs so establishment not required to be registered.

10. A drug was also misbranded unless its labeling contained “adequate directions for use.” 21 U.S.C. § 352(f)(l). Adequate directions for use were directions under which a layman “can use a drug safely and for the purposes for which it is intended.” 21 C.F.R. § 201.5. Chickweed Healing Salve and TO-MOR-GONE did not bear labeling containing adequate directions for use and, thus, were each misbranded.

NOTES: Not drugs so this requirement does not apply.

11. A drug was also misbranded unless its labeling contained a listing of each active ingredient. See 21 U.S.C. § 352(e)(l)(A)(ii). R.E.P. did not bear labeling that contained a listing of each active ingredient and, thus, was misbranded.

NOTES: Not drugs so labeling requirements do not apply.

12. A drug was also misbranded unless its labeling contained “such adequate warnings against use in those pathological conditions … where its use may be dangerous to health, or against unsafe dosage or methods or duration of administration or application, in such manner and form, as are necessary for the protection of users.” 21 U.S.C. § 352(f)(2). TO-MOR-GONE did not bear labeling warning of its caustic, corrosive effect on human skin and the scarring that could result. TO-MOR-GONE also did not bear labeling warning against its exclusive use to treat skin cancer. As such, TO-MOR-GONE was misbranded.

NOTES: Not a drug so labeling requirements do not apply. If bloodroot has its own requirements for labeling, I can’t find those requirements. That said, Sam has always complied with every labeling requirement for all products sold to the public and remains committed to doing so.

13. A drug was also misbranded if it was “dangerous to health when used in the dosage or manner, or with the frequency or duration prescribed, recommended, or suggested in the labeling thereof.” 21 U.S.C. § 352(j). TO-MOR-GONE was dangerous to health when used in the dosage, manner, frequency, and duration that was recommended and suggested in the labeling and, thus, was misbranded.

NOTES: Not a drug, not even bloodroot salve is a drug. If it’s dangerous, the FDA must PROVE it. They haven’t. They just like saying it.

14. On or about September 17, 2013, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri entered an order (hereinafter, “the injunction”) permanently restraining and enjoining GIROD from manufacturing, processing, packaging, labeling, holding, selling, or distributing certain products, until various conditions were met. The products covered by the injunction included Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR- GONE, R.E.P., and any other products similar in composition or effect to Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR-GONE, or R.E.P. The conditions under which the injunction could be lifted included: (a) GIROD’s removal from his products, labels, labeling, and promotional materials, of all claims that caused Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR- GONE, and R.E.P. to be “drugs” within the meaning of the FDCA; (b) GIROD’s removal of all extracts or components of bloodroot plant (Sanguiniaria Canadensis) from his products intended for human use; (c) the FDA’s inspection of GIROD’s establishment; and (d) the FDA’s notification to GIROD of his compliance with the terms of the injunction.

NOTES: Sam obeyed the injunction as follows:
a) Changed the labeling on all products sold to the public as ordered.
b) Stopped making the salve. I’m not sure how the FDA can require this since there are bloodroot salves for sale online… even on Amazon. Has it been established that bloodroot is dangerous to health when used in the dosage or manner, etc. recommended? Would like to see those studies which establish this fact.
c) Allowed the inspection.
d) He met all the conditions. Why is the injunction still in place? FOR YEARS??? How are the Girods supposed to make a living?

15. The injunction pennitted [FDA typo] the FDA to inspect GIROD’s establishment, without prior notice and when reasonably deemed necessary, for five years from the date of entry of the order. Among other things, the injunction provided that these inspections would include reasonable and immediate access to buildings, equipment, raw ingredients, in-process materials, finished products, containers, packing material, labeling, and other material therein.

NOTES: Really? What gives the judge the authority to allow warrantless searches for products outside of FDA jurisdiction? And for FIVE YEARS? Did the judge think it would take that long to change a label?

16. Following the injunction, GIROD continued to manufacture, market, and distribute, in interstate commerce, Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR-GONE, R.E.P., and other products similar in composition and effect. GIROD did not inform the purchasers of these products that he was under a court ordered injunction and was prohibited from distributing these products.

NOTES: I don’t believe this is true, that Sam defied the injunction, but there are a couple of points to be made here:
1. All together now: these products are not drugs so outside FDA jurisdiction.
2. There were stores all over the country selling Sam’s products. He didn’t know the names of all these stores or even the sellers. Sometimes people would come to Sam and buy lots of bulk product and drive away. That those products were still on the shelves in Podunk, Alaska is simply out of Sam’s control.
3. In COUNTS 3-11 below, the FDA claims that Sam continued to sell product to the public. At some point, Sam stopped selling to the public and started a private membership club. That is perfectly legal although the FDA hates these clubs because they are outside FDA jurisdiction. Naturally, the FDA wants to end these clubs once and for all.

<End of BACKGROUND. Now the COUNTS (charges).>

COUNT 1 18 u.s.c. § 372

Not more than 6 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release

17. Paragraphs 1 through 16 of this Indictment are re-alleged and incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein. [This phrase is repeated throughout, I guess a bureaucratic requirement.]

18. On or about November 21, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, SAMUEL A. GIROD knowingly and willfully conspired with others to prevent, by force, intimidation, and threat, FDA Compliance Safoty Officers (“CSOs”) N.L.P. and M.D.S. from discharging the duties of their offices, trust, and places of confidence under the United States; and to induce, by force, intimidation, and threat, FDA CSOs N.L.P. and M.D.S. to leave the place where their duties as officers of the United States were required to be performed.

MANNER AND MEANS OF THE CONSPIRACY
The manner and means used to accomplish the objectives of the conspiracy included, among others, the following:

19. Members of the conspiracy, including GIROD, physically surrounded N.L.P. and M.D.S. when they arrived to inspect GIROD’s establishment pursuant to the injunction.

NOTES: The Amish surround everyone who visits. They like to hear the conversation, they like to participate and to ask questions. They are not shy, nor are they armed or threatening in any way shape or form. This claim is positively ludicrous. Go visit an Amish family or church and start a lively conversation. You’ll be surrounded shortly.

Oh, and one of the “members of the conspiracy” was a Bath County KY Sheriff’s deputy who was there to protect Sam from federal harassment.

20. Members of the conspiracy, including GIROD, obstructed N.L.P.’s and M.D.S.’s attempts to gather information about GIROD’s establishment.

21. Members of the conspiracy, including GIROD, prevented N.L.P. and M.D.S. from inspecting GIROD’s establishment.

Re. 20 and 21: This was the SECOND INSPECTION. At the first inspection a year earlier, the agents demanded an inspection. Sam said ok with one condition: that the agents not take photos because the Amish don’t allow photos. The agents agreed to the no photos stipulation. Sam let them on the property and the agents whipped out their cameras and took photos of everything! So at this SECOND INSPECTION, Sam told the feds, “No, you can’t inspect. You lied last time.”

22. Members of the conspiracy, including GIROD, demanded that N.L.P. and M.D.S. leave GIROD’s establishment. All in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 372.

Actually, it was a Bath County Sheriff’s deputy who told the feds to leave the property. I believe his exact word were, “There’s the road.” Why hasn’t the deputy been indicted as part of the conspiracy?

COUNT 2 18 u.s.c. § 1505

Not more than 5 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release.

23. Paragraphs 1 through 22 of this Indictment are re-alleged and incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein.

24. On or about November 21, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, SAMUEL A. GIROD corruptly, by threats and force, and by threatening communication, influenced, obstructed and impeded, and endeavored to influence, obstruct, and impede the due and proper administration of the law under which a pending proceeding was being had before the FDA, all in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1505.

NOTES: This is like a repeat of Count 1… By threats and force? Not Sam and not his family. You can bring in character witnesses galore to prove that. Heck, I’ll bet even the jailers will be testifying on Sam’s behalf after his vacay at the prison on Old Frankfort Pike.

COUNT 3 21 u.s.c. § 33l(p)

Not more than 3 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and I year supervised release.

25. Paragraphs I through 22 of this Indictment are re-alleged and incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein.

26. In or about September 2013, and continuing through in or about July 2015, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, operated an establishment at 409 Satterfield Lane, Owingsville, KY 40360, at which location GIROD manufactured, prepared, propagated, and processed Chickweed Healing Salve, TO-MOR-GONE, R.E.P., and products similar in composition and effect, and which GIROD had failed to register with the United States Food and Drug Administration in accordance with 21 U.S.C. § 360, all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 33 l(p) and 333(a)(2).

NOTES: In Counts 3-11, the feds are saying that Sam, with intent to defraud, sold a quantity of the 3 products over state lines; that he failed to register his establishment; that the labeling did not meet FDA guidelines.

Again, long before this indictment, Sam took all health claims off his products for sale to the public. Sam has followed and will continue to follow labeling requirements for products sold to the public.

Again, the FDA tested all the products and determined that there are no drugs in the products, they are all natural ingredients. Since Sam’s products are not drugs, they are not subject to FDA regulations. This includes not having to register his establishment — that is only a requirement for drug manufacturing.

[Counts 4-11 are basically repeats of Count 3 for various products on various dates. You can read those at the bottom of this post.]

COUNT 12 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)(2)(A)

Not more than 20 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release.

43. Paragraphs 1 through 22 of this Indictment are re-alleged and incorporated by reference as though fully set forth herein.

44. On or about December 15, 2014, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD knowingly threatened, attempted to threaten, and attempted to corruptly persuade M.M., and engaged in misleading conduct toward M.M., with the intent to cause and induce M.M. to withhold records and documents from an official proceeding, to wit, the investigation of a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Kentucky, all in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)(2)(A).

NOTES: M.M. is not identified in the 28,000 pages of discovery docs as is required by law, so not possible to investigate. Sam denies he tampered with any witness and does not know who M.M. is. The Amish don’t threaten.

</end of Indictment>

PENALTIES
COUNT 1: Not more than 6 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release
COUNT 2: Not more than 5 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release.
COUNTS 3-11: Not more than 3 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and I year supervised release.
COUNT 12: Not more than 20 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and 3 years supervised release.
PLUS: Mandatory special assessment of $100 per count.
PLUS: Restitution, if applicable.


Counts 4-11 are below, basically repeats of Count 3 for various products on various dates. The penalty for all these counts is the same: not more than 3 years imprisonment, $250,000 fine, and I year supervised release.

COUNT 4 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

28. On or about September 27, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of Chickweed Healing Salve, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; and (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; all in violation of21 U.S.C. §§ 33l(a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 5 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

30. On or about October 14, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere,Case: 5:15-cr-00087-DCR-REW Doc #: 1 Filed: 10/01/15 Page: 9 of 15 – Page ID#: 9 SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of Chickweed Healing Salve, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; and (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 33 l(a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 6 21 U.S.C. § 33l(a)

32. On or about October 14, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of TO-MOR-GONE, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; (c) failed to bear labeling containing such adequate warnings against use in those pathological conditions where its use may be dangerous to health or against unsafe dosage or methods or duration of administration or application, in such manner and fonn, as are necessary for the protection of users; and (d) was dangerous to health when used in the dosage or manner or with the frequency or duration recommended or suggested in the labeling thereof; all in violation of21 U.S.C. §§ 33l(a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 7 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

34. On or about November 13, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of Chickweed Healing Salve, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; and (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 33l(a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 8 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

36. On or about November 13, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of TO-MOR-GONE, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; (c) failed to bear labeling containing such adequate warnings against use in those pathological conditions where its use may be dangerous to health or against unsafe dosage or methods or duration of administration or application, in such manner and form, as are necessary for the protection of users; and (d) was dangerous to health when used in the dosage or manner or with the frequency or duration recommended or suggested in the labeling thereof; all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 331 (a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 9 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

38. On or about November 13, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of R.E.P. [now Sine Eze, essential oils] which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; and (b) failed to bear labeling that contained a listing of each active ingredient; all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 33l(a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 10 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

40. On or about November 13, 2013, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of TO-MOR-GONE, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propagated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; (c) failed to bear labeling containing such adequate warnings against use in those pathological conditions where its use may be dangerous to health or against unsafe dosage or methods or duration of administration or application, in such manner and form, as are necessary for the protection of users; and (d) was dangerous to health when used in the dosage or manner or with the frequency or duration recommended or suggested in the labeling thereof; all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 33 l(a) and 333(a)(2).

COUNT 11 21 U.S.C. § 331(a)

42. On or about January 10, 2014, in Bath County, in the Eastern District of Kentucky, and elsewhere, SAMUEL A. GIROD, with the intent to defraud or mislead, introduced and delivered for introduction into interstate commerce a quantity of Chickweed Healing Salve, which was misbranded in that it: (a) was manufactured, prepared, propogated, and processed in an establishment that was not registered with the FDA; and (b) failed to bear labeling containing adequate directions for use; all in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 33 l(a) and 333(a)(2).

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Sally Oh

Sally Oh

Sally Oh is a native Kentuckian, wife, mother, blogger, homesteader, chickenista, recovering REALTOR® and Functional Medicine Practitioner. A liberty activist and registered voter, that’s her falling down a rabbit hole.
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