Are Your Medications Safe?

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THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS NOT PROTECTING US FROM DANGEROUS PHARMACEUTICALS!

By Charles Seife, Slate.com
February 9, 2015

Why would the FDA let claims that have been undermined by fraud appear on drug labels?

Agents of the Food and Drug Administration know better than anyone else just how bad scientific misbehavior can get. 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—each of which catches a medical researcher in an unguarded moment, succumbing to the temptation to do things he knows he really shouldn’t be doing. 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 FDA finds scientific fraud or misconduct…

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