Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Well it Certainly Cured Their Bank Accounts

According to a 2005 article by Dale Steinreich entitled, "Playing God at the FDA", 10 members of the FDA panel who ended up voting for Vioxx and Bextra in 2005, not only had ties to the makers of the drug but as it turned out it was their votes which proved critical in securing the drugs' approval. Can you say, yet another example of crony capitalism and why we really need to drain the swamp?


dmarks said...

I'm sure those members were already grossly overpaid on the public dole.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And this is one of those examples of a couple of drugs that probably SHOULDN'T have been approved (I also hear that the negative information pertaining to the drugs was suppressed), the fact that in most instances the side effects were greater than the benefits.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Though it probably should be between the physician and the patient, huh (the fact that in SOME instances the benefits DO outweigh the costs)?