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America Desperately Needs a Much Better FDA - NYT Sept 2, 2021

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  • "One-third of the drugs approved from 2001 to 2010 were found to have major safety issues years after approval,,,"
  • "The F.D.A. was once criticized for taking too long to approve drugs, but now it is much quicker to approve drugs than its European counterpart."
  • "Part of the story may be the conflicts of interest baked into the structure of the F.D.A. In 1992, Congress allowed the agency to collect fees from the industry it oversees to pay for the high costs of drug approvals. These fees pay for much of the salaries of F.D.A. review workers responsible for the approval of new drugs."
  • “You don’t survive as a senior official at the F.D.A. unless you’re pro-industry,”
  • "And there is a lucrative reason to try to make it as a senior official at the F.D.A.: It could lead to a cushy second career as a consultant to the drug industry"
  • "Between 2001 and 2010, according to one study, 26 F.D.A. reviewers who worked on cancer and hematology drugs left the agency; more than half of them went on to work or consult for the drug industry. Scott Gottlieb, who ran the agency from 2017 to 2019, is now on the board of directors of Pfizer."
  • Oxytoxin killed nearly 500,000 Americans
    • "...Curtis Wright, the F.D.A. official who oversaw the process for OxyContin’s review"
    • "...it could seem that Wright had given up his role as impartial federal regulator and become a sort of in-house advocate for Purdue.”
    • "Within two years of leaving the agency, Wright went to work for Purdue."



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VitaminDWiki pages containing FDA in title (32 as of Sept 2021)

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Off topic: Conflicts of Interest at the FDA - NYT April 2015 07 Sep, 2021
America Desperately Needs a Much Better FDA - NYT Sept 2, 2021 07 Sep, 2021
After 57 years FDA is declaring NAC to be a drug (note: 16 trials are investigating NAC ability to fight COVID-19) – June 2021 18 Jun, 2021
FDA allows specific Omega-3 health claims - July 2019 05 Jun, 2021
The FDA should consider vitamin D as a pharmaceutical agent for COVID - Dec 21, 2020 22 Dec, 2020
New drug application to FDA for a probiotic which might treat COVID-19 – Nov 19, 2020 20 Nov, 2020
Off Topic: FDA does change after lots of money and decades of pressure (amalgum in this case) - Oct 2020 06 Oct, 2020
1,200 IU of Vitamin D now recommended if you consume 3,000 calories daily (FDA) – 2018 06 Oct, 2020
Synthetic EPA drug recommended to FDA for Cardio (Omega-3 is 8 X better) – Nov 2019 13 Jan, 2020
FDA allows the claim that Vitamin D “supports healthy pregnancies and promotes full-term births” – Oct 2019 11 Oct, 2019
Kellogg petitions FDA to raise the Vitamin D fortification of cereals and bars– Sept 2019 06 Sep, 2019
Graphic warnings on cigarette packages in 118 countries, US FDA trying again – Aug 2019 15 Aug, 2019
More than half of the FDA entire budget now comes from Big Pharma, not the govt. – Sept 2018 28 Sep, 2018
Vitamin D Council vs FDA concerning vitamin D deficiency in blacks and others - June 2011 13 May, 2018
FDA petitioned to acknowledge that vitamin D cuts preterm birth rate in half – May 2018 13 May, 2018
FDA decided to double vitamin D in milk after talking 4 times with by Dr. Matthews – July 2016 03 Apr, 2018
Vitamin D does not reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis – FDA conclusion which ignored 5 studies – Jan 2018 16 Jan, 2018
Vitamin D does not reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis – FDA incorrect conclusion – Jan 2018 16 Jan, 2018
Vitamin D food labeling requirements by FDA – May 2016 07 May, 2017
FDA says all blood should be tested for Zika – at a cost of 150 dollars per unit – Aug 2016 26 Aug, 2016
FDA raised Vitamin D to 800 IU (now to be designated as 20 micrograms) July 2016 27 Jul, 2016
FDA doubles the amount of vitamin D permitted in milk – July 2016 23 Jul, 2016
FDA raises the amount of vitamin D2 fortification in bread – Aug 2012 17 May, 2016
Antibiotic resistance will kill 300 million in 35 years, FDA doing nothing, UK considering wrong things – Feb 2015 18 Feb, 2015
FDA considering raising adult Vitamin D, but not for adults who are senior or pregnant- Feb 2014 18 Feb, 2015
Off topic – FDA buried evidence of fraud in 78-600 clinical trials – Feb 2015 13 Feb, 2015
Off Topic: FDA advisors have many conflicts of interest 24 Sep, 2014
FDA considering raising Vitamin D RDA to 800 IU - Feb 2014 27 Mar, 2014
Application to FDA for use of active Vitamin D for hemodialysis patients – July 2011 18 Feb, 2014
Far too expensive to have FDA approve vitamin D – Dec 2013 22 Dec, 2013
Most young Americans not getting even 600 IU of vitamin D from the sun – FDA Aug 2011 29 Jun, 2013
Off topic: 'War on Health' video by Garry Null focusing on the FDA – July 2012 07 Jul, 2012
FDA warns against over 400 IU vitamin D for infants, especially with droppers - June 2010 25 Jun, 2012
A Vitamin D lable that FDA would not approve 25 Nov, 2011


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