@Home said: "tcraighenry: Are you for real? druginfo/meds is in the url. The first section id 'Why is this medication prescribed?' WTF?"
Yup, WTF, indeed. Why, when it talks about products labeled as medications with fluoride in them, do you then call fluoride a drug. You're making a leap that your link doesn't support.
"I was refuting the statement "fluoride is not a drug." Which is a common, and intentional error, on the pro side."
No, you didn't refute anything. Nowhere in that link is fluoride called a drug, which is what you're claiming it is. The pro side isn't making an error in pointing this out and you have yet to support your claim to the contrary. It seems the common and intentional error lies in your argument, not the argument on the pro side.
"It is being used as a drug - the NIH agrees."
No, it is being used in products labeled as medications. It is *this* specific definition that NIH agrees with. They do *not* call it a drug, as you do.
"I know the pro side hates it being called a drug, because then you can say it forced medication, and be entirely accurate. Still that pesky thing called the truth."
No, the pro side sees the ridiculous idea of calling a mineral a drug because it isn't a drug. You need it to be falsely labeled a drug for your argument about "forced medication" to have any weight, which it does not.
Is adding iodine to salt forced medication, too? Do you even know why iodine was added to salt?
So, yes, about the pesky thing called truth. You don't seem to be working with much of it on your side.
@Homer said: "LobicSabre: Funny, the NIH seems to think fluoride is a drug - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginf…"
Funny because they never actually call it a drug on that page. Did you read it before you posted that link.
Further, why would you reference a page talking about medicinal fluoride when we're talking about fluoride added to public drinking water? The two are similar things, but not the same. Nowhere in that page does it talk about fluoridated water. It talks about fluoridated dental products.
Your false equivalency makes your argument invalid.
@Paul Cone, chiropractors and acupuncturists *are*, for the most part, quacks.
@brenna, fluoride isn't a drug. Your argument is invalid. See point #2 in the article above.
@disastronaut: So, you don't have any specific rebuttal to the article so you resort to poisoning the well? That's so typical of anti-fluoriders. Grow up!
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