As a result, nobody ever finds out which data is bogus, which experiments are tainted, and which drugs might be on the market under false pretenses. The FDA has repeatedly hidden evidence of scientific fraud not just from the public, but also from its most trusted scientific advisers, even as they were deciding whether or not a new drug should be allowed on the market.
Even a congressional panel investigating a case of fraud regarding a dangerous drug couldn't get forthright answers. For an agency devoted to protecting the public from bogus medical science, the FDA seems to be spending an awful lot of effort protecting the perpetrators of bogus science from the public.
Full story here.
Considering the business situation in a pharmacological industry, which could be called the word "crisis" (blockbuster drugs are coming off patent or being taken off the market for safety reasons, not much promising in a pipe-line, already over-medicated society, but they expect to achieve sustained growth anyhow), it is hard to be surprised by the outcome. They have means of influencing government agencies and a media, and they are desperate.
Yes Galina L they do have means of influencing many government agencies. Money keeps them in business and money is their god.
Many thanks to Galina and Ben for stopping by and leaving comments - it's always nice to receive them.
All the best Jan
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