The raid, which took place in early February by officials from the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), was prompted by pressure from pharmaceutical lobby groups on regulators in Guernsey and Brussels.
The MHRA raided the Cambridgeshire manufacturing plant of Immuno Biotech, on the grounds that the glycoprotein was unlicensed, "not fit for humans" and was being made with equipment that wasn't sterile.
However, there is no evidence to suggest that the glycoprotein, which is made naturally by the body, is dangerous. In fact, hundreds of case reports have found that it is helping to reverse cancers and has even helped children with autism, and scores of research papers have also confirmed the supplement's efficacy and safety. Guernsey's chief pharmacist, Ed Freestone, has stated that "there is no current information suggesting the product has caused direct harm to anyone's health."
Around a hundred cancer patients on Guernsey have been given the supplement, and are now campaigning to have supplies to the island restored. They have paid for a full-page advertisement in their local newspaper, urging the local board of health to lift the ban. The board had allowed importation of GcMAF provided it was not supplied for commercial gain.
Immuno Biotech's founder, David Noakes, agreed to supply the supplement free of charge to some of Guernsey's cancer patients. He said this week: "The MHRA does not want to see this product on the market because its job is to maintain the monopoly and stick up for vested interests in the pharmaceutical industry."
*Let Ed Freestone know your feelings and tell him you want the ban lifted. His email: firstname.lastname@example.org