A recent Slate article
shows how FDA hides important safety information when it uncovers scientific
misconduct in clinical trials of pharmaceutical drugs. The names of the drugs
and the company responsible for the misconduct are concealed, journal citations
are left uncorrected, and claims made on drugs’ labels are left unchanged even
after it’s known that they were based on bad science.
To most of us, the crony-capitalist relationship between the
FDA and the pharmaceutical industry comes as no surprise. This is just another
example among many of FDA using its role as a government watchdog to enhance
the profits of Big Pharma rather than safeguarding public health.
Stop Shielding Bad Science!
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