US Government Seizes ALL Supplies Of Potassium Iodide

U.S. Supplies of potassium iodide gone…. Government takes control

U.S. Supplies of potassium iodide pills are taking a huge hit as people flock to the stores in search of protection from possible nuclear fallout.

A number of stores across the west coast are reporting that they are completely sold out. And a pharmacist at a Walgreen’s in California told us that they would not be getting anymore because the government has seized all supplies.

Fleming Pharmaceuticals, maker of ThyroShield a potassium iodide used in nuclear emergencies, said in a press release today that before the Japanese Quake the federal government already has stockpiled millions of doses. The company claims that some of the federal stockpile has expired and the remaining supply is set to expire over the year.

White House chief spokesman Jay Carney continued to tell the press that the U.S. is not in danger, but wouldn’t comment on the governments stockpiling program.

Potassium iodide, which is sometimes are sold as anti-radiation pills can protect your thyroid from radiation by blocking the absorption of radioiodine. Potassium iodide does not protect from all side effects of radiation poisoning and can have a number of side effects. It should only be taken in prescription doses if the radiation reaches the coast at dangerous levels.

UPDATE: 3-15-2011 11:24p.m pst
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a statement about potassium iodide policy.
Dori Salcido, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health, said that they will be looking into “every aspect” of the Japanese disaster including “”Policy options relating to KI distribution.”

Source: Off Grid Survival

2 thoughts on “US Government Seizes ALL Supplies Of Potassium Iodide”

  1. This is BS. Potassium iodide tablets are widely available at innumerable nutritional supply websites, as anyone can confirm with a quick Google search. I ordered a bottle from a Nevada-based supplier, for instance, the same day this was posted, and it’s already arrived. I ordered another bottle for a friend this morning, and just got the shipping confirmed email. Also, type ‘iodine’ into eBay — boatloads of the stuff available everywhere.


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