Our view on drug safety: FDA vet tracks dog deaths, gets smeared in the process -- Tale of ProHeart 6 raises questions about who calls the shots at agency. "The most troubling aspect of this is the effect it will inevitably have on other FDA safety officers. After seeing what can happen when someone gathers evidence that a drug is unsafe, what safety officers wouldn't think twice about risking their careers by antagonizing powerful companies?
That's a terribly dangerous way to run a drug safety process that can ultimately mean life or death to animals and humans alike."
Kris L. Christine Founder, Co-Trustee THE RABIES CHALLENGE FUND
"It's a disturbing tale for anyone who relies on pharmaceutical companies and the FDA to ensure that medicines for animals and humans are safe, one that raises questions about the conduct of a major corporation and its federal regulator."
Hopefully this will serve as a wake up call to everyone one who is still naive enough to think that the "FDA approved" means something. The FDA and most politicians are owned by the pharmecuetical companies. The studies that the FDA bases their approval on, are conducted by theses companies. They do enough studies to come up with the required number and hide the ones that had negative results. To the FDA, this is all perfectly acceptable. I have the utmost respect for the politician who went after this story. Unfortunately, his opponect in the next election will have no shortage of campaign contributions.