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
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
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
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!
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