Why I don’t trust the FDA

Or the drug manufacturers, because I guarantee you they knew about this:

The FDA announced last week that the 300mg generic version of Wellbutrin XL manufactured by Impax Laboratories and marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals was being recalled because it did not work. And this wasn’t just a problem with one batch – this is a problem that has been going on with this particular drug for four or five years, and the FDA did everything it could to ignore it.

The FDA apparently approved this drug – and others like it – without testing it. The FDA just assumed if one dosage strength the drug companies submitted for approval works, then the other higher dosages work fine also. With this generic, American consumers became the FDA’s guinea pigs to see if the FDA’s assumption was right. It wasn’t.

I wrote about this last year. People have been complaining for a while, so it’s about time!

4 thoughts on “Why I don’t trust the FDA

  1. “We work to promote and protect public health through clear and consistent regulation . . .” From one of the many FDA mission statements. Well, I guess they need to fact check themselves. I’ll bet a check of the agency’s congressional authorization makes no mention of conducting unethical clinical trials.

  2. I found out the hard way that if one generic from your pharmacy doesn’t work, go to a different pharmacy that uses a different manufacturer’s product.

    For example a few years back Ranbaxy had some problems with the FDA. latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2008/09/fda-issues-warn.html

  3. This is what happens when Corporatists rule.

    They let corporations get away with murder. And theft. etc.

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