Friday, September 22, 2023

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— William Wilberforce

The FDA Has a History of Rushed Drug Approvals

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Two weeks ago, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was reported as the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for individuals aged 16 and older.1 But, for some, questions remain regarding conflicting discrepancies of the wording surrounding the approval.2 While the FDA’s report states that full approval was […]

Former FDA Chief Stephen Hahn Joins Venture Capital Firm Behind Moderna COVID Vaccine

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Stephen Hahn, MD, who served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from Dec. 17, 2019 through Jan. 20, 2021, has been hired by Flagship Pioneering Co.—the venture capital firm that launched biotechnology Moderna, Inc., maker of the experimental mRNA-1273 COVID-19 biologic currently being distributed in the United States under an emergency […]

CDC Urged to Be Truthful About Its Corporate Financial Ties

money greases the cogwheels

Public interest nonprofit organizations U.S. Right to Know and Public Citizen have petitioned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stop issuing false disclaimers that it “does not accept commercial support” and has “no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products.”1 The CDC consistently publishes the following disclaimer throughout […]

The Pill Pitch

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Prescription drugs help many people and even save lives. But use of prescription drugs as prescribed is also a leading cause of death in the U.S. Are some pharmaceutical companies skirting TV ad rules so that they don’t have to disclose side effects of some vaccines and other prescription medicine? Some critics say “yes.” And […]

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