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Should the Supreme Court shield drug companies when their products pass FDA scrutiny?

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by Plummit, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Plummit

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    Even if they knowingly lie to the FDA, doctors, and patients? Looks like that's about to happen:
    Responsibly??? More like predictably.

    Also predictable:
    Of course, because
    Now I'm for shielding everyone from frivolous lawsuits and going after the plaintiffs, but this would seem to be something other. Rather than defending J&J's position here, given the facts as they're spelled out in the article, a rational person might think it's time to overhaul the approval process and put in penalties for falsifying data submitted with such applications or prosecute those caused the falsifying, but that's just me...

    Whole article here: NYT
     
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    I have a friend who work in the medical testing industry and she's admitted even to me that samples are not random, results are skewed to produce the desired results, and that the problems are common practice within the industry.
     
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    I got that from a buddy who works at Merck.
     
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  4. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    You can't sue a company for something that is obviously God's divine punishment for using birth control. C'mon. You gonna sue God next?

    Remember, the US is a Christian nation...
     
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  5. ire

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    I wish they would stop letting drug companies advertise directly to consumers :disgust1:
     
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    Chris Rock...
    "I saw this drug advertisement the other day. It said, 'Do you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning?' Oh damn, that's me! I gots to get me some of that!"
     
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    The retards just started allowing that here. :disgust1::rant:
     
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  8. Plummit

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    Agree with the comments about drug makers advertising directly to the end user. Reminds me of the comedian, can't remember who, that said something like, "Drug companies are turning our doctors in dealers... Don't get diagnosed, just ask your physician for the drug you saw on TV."

    On the issue the NYT was talking about, I can't imagine the legal basis for shielding companies that intentionally falsify data submitted to the gov't body responsible for regulating them.
     
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    Crazy thing is, drug approval takes longer and is more expensive in the US. Drugs and treatments are routinely available in EU and CAD before the US. I wonder if these occurences are more or less common under those systems...
     
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