- FDA's own scientists report pattern of intimidation,
censorship and scientific fraud that undermines public safety.
- In a truly astonishing survey just released by the Union
of Concerned Scientists, the Food and Drug Administration's own scientists
describe the agency as an environment of intimidation, censorship and scientific
fraud. A survey of 997 FDA scientists revealed that forty percent feared
"retaliation" for voicing safety concerns over prescription drugs
in public. Over one-third of the scientists didn't even feel safe expressing
safety concerns inside the agency, behind closed doors!
- Intimidation and censorship
have been well documented at the FDA,
and this survey adds further weight to the evidence that the FDA has been
utterly co-opted by the pharmaceutical industry and now serves Big Pharma's
commercial interests rather than anything resembling a commitment to honest
science or public
safety. Time and time again, it has been the courageous actions of
scientists, taking a stand despite intense intimidation and censorship
from the agency's top officials, who have warned the U.S. public about
drugs like Vioxx.
- Literally tens of millions of Americans have been harmed
by FDA negligence over the last decade, and well over one million have
been killed by FDA-approved prescription drugs -- many of which were approved
based on fraudulent scientific data the FDA conveniently chose to overlook.
Through its abandonment of public safety and scientific integrity, the
FDA has now become the single greatest threat to the health and safety
of the American
people, dwarfing any threat posed by terrorists.
- The FDA's nuclear bomb
- Imagine a nuclear bomb detonating over Seattle, Washington.
A hundred thousand citizens might be instantly killed, and two million
(or more) could be seriously injured from the fallout. As horrific as that
image may seem, this is what happens in America
every single year from prescription drugs under the watch of the FDA.
Allowing the FDA to continue operating as it does today kills as many Americans
as detonating a nuclear weapon over a major U.S. city each year.
- And yet most lawmakers
and government officials pretend the big threat to the safety of Americans
is found somewhere else, in a foreign land, rather than right here at home.
If anyone in the Bush Administration really cared about protecting the
lives of Americans, they would summon the military to surround the FDA
and start arresting the criminal-minded officials who run the agency. It
is time to hold FDA decision makers accountable for the chemical
warfare they have waged against the American public, and at the same
time set free the honest FDA scientists so they can tell the truth without
fear of being silenced.
- Scientific fraud is routine at the FDA
- Because right now, many of those scientists are being
routinely intimidated to alter their conclusions in order to fit the political
agenda of top FDA officials. A shocking 18.4 percent of scientists surveyed
report that they "...have been asked, for non-scientific reasons,
to inappropriately exclude or alter technical information or their conclusions
in a FDA scientific document."
- In this environment of such scientific
fraud, reported first-hand by FDA scientists, to imagine that our system
of drug approvals has anything to do with "evidence-based medicine"
is nothing short of preposterous. All the billions of dollars in advertising,
propaganda, donations to politicians
and bribery of doctors can't cover up the sobering truth: The drug industry
today is a massive criminal enterprise operating in broad daylight, and
the FDA is its chief enforcer. It has nothing to do with honesty, integrity
or even health, but everything to do with generating obscene profits, exploiting
patients and controlling information through intimidation.
- Sixty-one percent of the respondents, the survey results
show, knew of cases where "Department of Health and Human Services
or FDA political appointees have inappropriately injected themselves into
FDA determinations or actions."
- Is it really any surprise? The politicians are running
the FDA, and crimes against the American people (which would be considered
terrorism or treason if committed by anyone else) are routinely overlooked.
- Lame proposals for reform don't cut it
- Across the nation, to anyone who has been paying attention,
we're beyond the point of realizing that something needs to be done about
the FDA. But every proposal I've seen so far falls short of solving the
problem. They're little more than a collection of wimpy wrist slaps that
try to force the FDA to act with integrity while ignoring the culture of
corruption and criminal-minded behavior that characterizes the agency's
- These prescriptions for reforming the FDA mirror conventional
medicine's flawed philosophy, by the way, by focusing on treating symptoms
while ignoring the root causes of disease. At the FDA, the continued pattern
of scientific fraud, intimidation and censorship is only a symptom of a
deeper, fundamental problem: The fact that top FDA officials are, in fact,
corrupt, criminal-minded bureaucrats who are responsible for the deaths
of countless Americans. You can't cure this cancer
by treating its symptoms; you have to get rid of the cause of the cancer.
- We don't merely need reform, we need prosecutions. We
need to hold these FDA officials accountable for their crimes against the
children, adults and senior citizens of this country who have been needlessly
harmed (and killed) by prescription drugs that the FDA absolutely knew
- We are not talking about crimes of money here. This isn't
some Martha Stewart insider stock trading scandal, or even an Enron-class
hoodwinking of shareholders.
The damage done by the FDA is way beyond the realm of finances. Our family
members are dead due to FDA negligence. Our brothers and sisters, daughters
and sons, and even many of our parents have been outright killed by a homicidal
system of medicine that maximizes Big
Pharma profits at the expense of human life... a system whose key architect
is the unapologetically corrupt Food
and Drug Administration.
- Who will declare the Emperor has no clothes?
- Almost no politician, it seems, has the courage to stand
up and speak the truth about the FDA. Drug company money for reelection
campaigns is simply too valuable. Sen. Charles Grassley, however, is an
exception to the rule. He continues to speak out against the FDA and push
for serious reform. Likewise, Rep. Ron Paul, a
lifelong champion of freedom in all its forms, continues to support
the Health Freedom Protection
Act, a bill that would help end FDA tyranny and restore
health freedom to the people.
- As Americans, we must declare an end to FDA
tyranny and demand our own Nuremberg-style
trials for disgraced FDA officials. I'm sure Dr. David Graham and other
key FDA scientists would be more than willing to testify at such a trial,
if the nation could ever find the courage to subject the FDA to the scrutiny
of real justice.
- Personally, I don't understand why Americans continue
to tolerate tyranny in medicine. They witness the events of September 11
and rally for war on somebody -- anybody -- but when our own drug companies
kill a hundred times as many Americans right here at home, all they do
is sign up in droves for the latest Medicare discount drug sham. It's almost
as if the more drugs are prescribed, the more the American people are losing
consciousness, and they are left as mind-numbed zombies who can only follow
orders, but can never question the reality spoon-fed to them by a Big Pharma-controlled
- Because we know the "official" information
sources these days are mostly spouting utter nonsense. In this FDA survey,
for example, only 47 percent of the scientists think the "FDA routinely
provides complete and accurate information to the public." Think about
that for a minute. It means that 53 percent believe the FDA provides inaccurate
information to the public!
- And yet mainstream news sources continue to parrot FDA
warnings, press releases and press conferences as if the agency possessed
something resembling authority. In reality, it has no authority whatsoever,
only tyranny. It rules through intimidation and censorship, not good science
and public education. As a result, it has no genuine authority, and no
one who is aware of the facts of the situation assigns any kind of credibility
to the agency. The FDA is simply one more rogue extension of a federal
government that has become a considerable threat to the very people it
was supposed to protect and serve.
- Prescription drug deaths: The silent Holocaust http://www.newstarget.com/holocaust.html
- So, why isn't the public up in arms? Why aren't we rallying
for war against the FDA? Because the deaths are silent. There's no footage
for the evening news: No explosions, no missile attacks, and no crumbling
high-rise buildings... just millions of Americans dying in their hospital
beds after succumbing to prescription drugs the FDA assured them were perfectly
safe. It's a silent chemical holocaust. And there's nothing to film for
the evening news... nothing the viewers will want to see or admit to, anyway.
- But you can visualize it in this way. Imagine if the
FDA owned a B2 stealth bomber armed with nuclear weapons manufactured by
pharmaceutical companies. Imagine that each year, it flew the stealth bomber
over a major U.S. city and dropped a nuclear bomb directly onto the civilian
population. Consider the number of deaths and injuries that would follow.
That's what's happening right now in terms of the number of people killed
each year by FDA negligence.
- With FDA-approved toxic chemicals now the dominant form
of so-called medicine in the United States, we are nuking our own population
with chemicals that will ultimately harm them or kill them. To call this
"scientific medicine" stretches the very definition of absurdity.
- I have to wonder: Would the people demand reform if the
FDA actually conducted nuclear bombing raids on U.S. cities? Would lawmakers
finally stand up and say the FDA should stop bombing our cities? Or would
the FDA brush off the critics and simply slap a black-box warning label
on the side of the B2 stealth bomber that said, "Warning: This bomb
may kill you," and then continue the bombing runs?
- As long as powerful corporations keep making money, it
appears that nothing can stop this chemical warfare being waged against
the American people. No number of deaths is too high, it seems, for a conspiracy
of medicine that trades lives for dollars with each passing minute. Shame
on the FDA, Big Pharma and every single person who continues to draw a
paycheck (or a cash bribe) from these organizations of evil. To continue
working for these organizations is to actively contribute to a system that
exploits living persons, that has no regard for the value of a human life,
and that drains the health and cash of our fellow human beings in order
to maximize profits for corporate shareholders.
- So, I have a question. Why do we still tolerate the actions
of this Food and Drug Administration when it is so blatantly engaged in
crimes against humanity? Why isn't the FBI conducting armed raids on the
agency right now and marching these criminals away in handcuffs?
- And when do the FDA trials start? Because when they begin,
I want a front row seat.
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