posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 01:12 PM
I just don't tolerate people bad-mouthing the FDA, as that youtube video does and Ron Paul does. The FDA protects us from everything they can, but
has to let the really promising drugs through quicker than others. In most cases this just saves lives, only in the rare cases like Merck's Vioxx is
it a problem.
The FDA is the one that points out all of the bad things in the food, drugs and water, not the one that causes them. We would be in the living
conditions of a third-world country if it weren't for them.
Beyond the convincing reasons I like the FDA, they are also responsible for my family's financial situation (good). I'm graduating from a private
university next year because drug/medical device companies need people to assure them that they are FDA- and EMEA-compliant. So not only do I have
more info about the FDA (only human tests are clinical trials once they have been shown to be easily accepted by lab animals, and dangerous treatments
only on terminal, desperate patients) than the ignoramouses that made the video, but I have personal interests as well... Long story short I would
never join a cause that showed anger toward the FDA.