Foreign laboratories and factories dominate American drug market, while FDA flounders

If you thought the American people were the customers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you were wrong Human Drugs regulatory activities account for 33 percent of FDA’s budget; 65 percent of these activities are paid for by industry user fees, boasts the FDA website. No surprise: the 15,000 employees of the FDA … Continue reading Foreign laboratories and factories dominate American drug market, while FDA flounders

The lobbyists in the Trump woodpile, or how the President dumped drug price reforms to please Joe Grogan and Pharma

Who is Joe Grogan? Hint: he is not the famous comedian - Joe Rogan. Here's the graph of his resume - revolving from industry to government and now the White House - enough to make your head spin from such swinging roles. Is it possible for any lobbyist from Gilead Sciences to be fair and … Continue reading The lobbyists in the Trump woodpile, or how the President dumped drug price reforms to please Joe Grogan and Pharma

Brem-V in WW2 was defeated without approval by the FDA

The World War reached a turning point in 1943 as the last of German troops at Stalingrad surrendered on January 31, but that celebration was soon forgotten, as some American officials learned of a new threat to our nation from the barbarians. In a laboratory just outside Bremen, Germany, scientists had been studying new biological … Continue reading Brem-V in WW2 was defeated without approval by the FDA

FDA & NIAD guilty of incompetence, verging on treason!

Capitalism shows its most ugly face! That ad is from eBay - plenty of paper for sale at five times the store price - 12 "mega" rolls for $59.99. Now you know why the "gangs" were fighting to clean off the grocery store shelves. For many buyers, it wasn't need, but deplorable greed. Here's another … Continue reading FDA & NIAD guilty of incompetence, verging on treason!

Americans suffer while drug companies make a fortune because FDA isn’t timely approving generics

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last year had 4,036 generic drug applications waiting for approval. In October 2012, there was a backlog of 2,868 drugs. It now takes a median 47 months to approve a generic drug by the FDA - nearly four years. What does this mean to the healthcare consumer? First, it … Continue reading Americans suffer while drug companies make a fortune because FDA isn’t timely approving generics