Monday, December 27, 2010

"FDA Approved Drugs With Serious Side Effects" Jonathan Emord

I got this article in my inbox.  While it doesn't specify Versed (yet) it goes to the issue of the FDA being a wholly owned subsidiary of pharmaceutical companies as I have opined elsewhere.  Here is the link;  Jonathan Emord -- FDA Approved Drugs with Serious Side Effects 

Here's the first paragraph from this attorney...  I have taken the liberty of adding emphasis as usual. 

"In my book The Rise of Tyranny I explain that FDA has become a captive of the drug industry and that repeatedly its Commissioner approves drugs over the safety objections of FDA medical reviewers. Dr. David Graham, FDA’s Associate Director of the Office of Drug Safety, has severely criticized his own agency for repeatedly approving unsafe drugs. “FDA is inherently biased in favor of the pharmaceutical industry,” said Dr. Graham. “It views industry as its client whose interests it must represent and advance. It views its primary mission as approving as many drugs as it can, regardless of whether the drugs are safe or needed.” Indeed, FDA performs no drug safety testing of drugs but relies entirely on the drug sponsor’s own testing. If the drug sponsor, who has an obvious economic interest in either not revealing or downplaying risks, fails to bring all identified risks to the agency’s attention, the agency presumes those risks de minimis or non-existent. Perhaps as many as 15% to 20% of all drugs on the market today are ones that carry serious side effects, including heart attack, stroke, neurological disorders, kidney failure, liver failure, and death."

It was hard for me to emphasize the relevant statements in this one because EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE is pertinent!  This attorney nails it.

All you CRNA's etc which have contacted me, threatened me with lawsuits and bodily harm, reviled me, belittled me and called my mental capacity into question because *I* don't believe that the FDA approval means that your Versed is totally safe, start looking beyond your narrow viewpoint. 

Recently you people are upset because there are some sedation MACHINES that the FDA approved that will knock you off the "sedation gravy train." (quote; stanman from nurse-anesthesia)  Well, I don't believe this machine is much safer than your precious Versed.  You will defend Versed to your dying breath, and claim that it must be good because the FDA APPROVED IT, (My Dr's LAWYER even sanctimoniously claimed this!) yet you are upset about another FDA approved medical treatment!  ROFL

1 comment:

  1. Have added you to my blogroll. You might be interested in mine, though I'm nowhere near as prolific with my posts as you.

    Here's one I wrote about the British benzo cover-up scandal that broke in November of this year ...