Saturday, December 01, 2007
Shocking document: FDA Science and Mission at Risk ... " The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific base has eroded ..."
Thanks to Louise Kosta for the heads up on this.
Watching the FDA cave in to the breast implant industry pressure and claim that their very often very dangerous medical device is 'safe' was certainly one of many recent low points. We believe women put their health at risk believing breast implants are 'safe.'
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1.2.1 The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific base has eroded and its scientific organizational structure is weak.
Complete report here (opens pdf file)
New York Times December 1, 2007
Advisers Say F.D.A.'s Flaws Put Lives at Risk
By GARDINER HARRIS
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 — The nation's food supply is at risk, its drugs are potentially dangerous and its citizens' lives are at stake because the Food and Drug Administration is desperately short of money and poorly organized, according to an alarming report by agency advisers."
From Associated Press coverage:
"The Science Board subcommittee given the task was blunt: 'In contrast to previous reviews that warned crises would arise if funding issues were not addressed, recent events and our findings indicate that some of those crises are now realities and American lives are at risk.'"
The report itself is linked at