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It is truly astounding to witness the utter corruption that takes place -- and practically in plain sight -- within the pharmaceutical drug industry. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that drug firm Cetero Research, for many years knowingly forged thousands of clinical trial documents for drug companies in order for them to gain drug approval. The FDA's response to this, though is that this massive corruption is basically no big deal.
In the FDA's recent announcement concerning Cetero, the agency declared that both an internal company investigation and a third-party audit revealed "significant instances of misconduct and violations" in conducting clinical trials. Between April 2005 and June 2009, there were at least 1,900 instances of fraud and falsified studies, and each one of these instances was falsely used to prove that a drug was safe before it went on the market.
One would assume that the nation's food and drug regulatory agency would at least have saved records of which drug companies used Cetero for their early clinical trials. Such information is standard on any drug application, right? Apparently not. The FDA actually has no idea which drug companies used Cetero's services, and it is now asking drug companies to search their records and determine whether or not they contracted with Cetero.
Originally posted by kro32
Can't wait for Ron Paul to be elected than every State can decide for themselves what is safe or not. No more big government making the rules for individuals.