Dr. Farrah Agustin-Bunch recently announced that she had to temporarily close her operations after the lives of her patients, children and herself were threatened.
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A lawsuit charges Dr. Margaret Hamburg, her husband and Johnson & Johnson with conspiracy, racketeering and colluding to conceal the dangers of Levaquin. Former federal prosecutor Larry Klayman, who field the suit, estimates a huge increase in family income related to the antibiotic. Hamburg served as FDA Commission from 2009 to 2015.
If you’re uncomfortable about getting a vaccine, now you have more reason to be uncomfortable. The FDA has approved the use of human cancer cells in the concoctions. Strangely enough, a recently uncovered transcript from the agency’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, reveals misgivings even among experts.
It seems detecting Ebola is taking second-place to preserving bureaucratic regulations. The US military has been using a device called FilmArray to test for the presence of the virus. It takes less than an hour. The accuracy rate is greater than 90 percent. But red tape, is keeping civilian hospitals equipped with the $39 thousand device from using it for diagnosis. FilmArray has only been cleared for research.
For many, the Federal Drug Administration is the final authority in certifying the safety of what we put in our mouths. But let’s remember the FDA is the agency that approved the questionable Aspartame. So, is that just an exception to an otherwise spotless record? According to a study published in “Milbank Quarterly,” financial interests affected the voting behavior of nearly 14 hundred FDA advisory committee members between 1997 and 2011.
50 thousand Cefaly nerve-stimulating headbands have already been sold in Europe. Migraine patients typically wear the device for 20 minutes a day. According to the FDA, that results in fewer debilitating headaches a month. The agency reports no evidence the headband reduces the pain of an incident already in progress. On the other hand, the Belgian manufacturer claims the product is useful for treatment.