In this excerpt from the new book Crony Capitalism in America 2008-2012, Hunter Lewis exposes the incestuous relationship between government and the drug industry.
FDA’s own employees are starting to question the agency’s reckless drug approval process.
The agency defied its own panel’s recommendation against approval because slight benefit is not worth the risk of suicide (and, we might add, addiction).
It couldn’t be because it brings in over $1 billion in sales each year, could it?
In July 2005, the FDA banned the use of an animal antibiotic called Baytril, citing…
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has repeatedly made the…
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “What You Don’t Know About a…
First It’s Not Safe, and Then It Is! The FDA Position on Melamine May Give Us All a Case of Whiplash
Melamine was first synthesized by a German chemist in 1834, and melamine resin is used in Formica for countertops and dry erase boards as well as flame retardants. A 1958 patent described the use of melamine as a non-protein nitrogen (NPN) for cattle. Melamine is sometimes illegally added to food products in order to increase the apparent protein content. Standard tests that estimate protein levels by measuring the nitrogen content can be misled by adding nitrogen-rich compounds such as melamine.