Why We Must Shut Down the FDA & Start Over

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Humans Are Free

Vera Sharav, at ahrp.org, has posted a piece about an investigation headed by NYU Professor Charles Seife.

Seife and his students probed the work of the FDA, the federal agency tasked with approving medical drugs for public use.

Sharav:

“FDA documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that the FDA has been concealing from the medical community and the public serious research misconduct; including fraud, deception, avoidable risks for human subjects — even deaths — that occurred in clinical trials [of medical drugs].”


Professor Seife (from his article at Slate magazine):

“Reading the FDA’s inspection files feels almost like watching a highlights reel from a Scientists Gone Wild video.

“It’s a seemingly endless stream of lurid vignettes — Faked X-ray reports. Forged retinal scans. Phony lab tests. Secretly amputated limbs. All done in the name of science when researchers thought that nobody was watching.”

“That misconduct happens isn’t shocking. What is: When the

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