FDA scientists ask Obama to Restructure Drug Agency

FDA Scientists Ask Obama to Restructure Drug AgencyBy ALICIA MUNDY and JARED A. FAVOLEWASHINGTON — A group of scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team pleading with him to restructure the agency, saying managers have ordered, intimidated and coerced scientists to manipulate data in violation of the law.

The nine scientists, whose names have been provided to the transition team and to some members of Congress, say the FDA is a “fundamentally broken” agency and describe it as place where honest employees committed to integrity can’t act without fear of reprisal.

“There is an atmosphere at FDA in which the honest employee fears the dishonest employee,” according to the letter, addressed to John Podesta, head of Mr. Obama’s transition team. Cont/…

……thereby placing the American people at risk.”

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “FDA scientists ask Obama to Restructure Drug Agency”

  1. Gary says:

    This is some of the best news I’ve heard since I first became aware that the FDA was corrupt over 15 years ago.

    This will be a giant improvement in drug safety if this does get
    done in the next few years. The sooner the better since this is
    so long over-due.

  2. Bob says:

    The biggest can of worms since Enron methinks!!!!!

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