September 30, 2000

Alan F. Holmer
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
1100 Fifteenth Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20005
+1.202.835.3400

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RE: SEARCHFORTHECURE.ORG ADVERTISING

PLEASE PROVIDE SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADVERTISEMENT RUNNING IN CHICAGO ON WLS RADIO WHICH CREDITS PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS WITH THE REPORTED 50% REDUCTION IN THE HEART DISEASE DEATH RATE SINCE 1970.

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

PLEASE NOTE: THE UNITED STATES WAS THE ONLY COUNTRY TO EXPERIENCE A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN HEART DISEASE MORTALITY IN THE 1970s AND YOUR PROOF MUST ACCOUNT FOR THIS PHENOMENON.

HERE ARE OTHER CHANGES IN THE WORLD SINCE 1970 THAT MIGHT EXPLAIN THE DECREASED MORTALITY FROM HEART DISEASE IN THE USA.

  1. AMERICANS LANDED ON THE MOON IN 1969.
  2. GASOLINE SHORTAGES IN USA LED TO SMALLER CARS WITH BETTER GAS MILEAGE
  3. THE VIETNAM WAR ENDED
  4. AMERICANíS STARTED USING PERSONAL COMPUTERS
  5. LINUS PAULING PUBLISHED HIS FIRST BOOK ON VITAMIN C AND VITAMIN C CONSUMPTION IN THE U.S. RISES BY 300% DURING THE 1970s.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, IN 1992 DR. ENSTROM AND COLLEAGUES AT UCLA PUBLISHED THEIR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY THAT SHOWED, IN OVER 11,000 AMERICANS, THAT INCREASED INTAKE OF VITAMIN C REDUCES THE DEATH RATE FROM HEART DISEASE BY NEARLY HALF AND PROLONGS LIFE FOR MORE THAN SIX YEARS.

IN OTHER WORDS THERE IS A STRONG SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR THE CLAIM THAT VITAMIN C, AND NOT UNSPECIFIED PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECREASE IN HEART DISEASE MORTALITY. PLEASE PROVIDE THE REFERENCE TO THE STUDY YOU RELY ON. HOPEFULLY, WORK THAT IS NOT FUNDED BY PHARMACEUTICAL INTERESTS.

WE AWAIT YOUR RESPONSE.

OWEN FONOROW
P O Box 3097
Lisle, IL 60532
www.PaulingTherapy.com
www.vitaminCfoundation.org
fonorow@foxvalley.net
630-416-1438
Fax:  630-416-1309

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