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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that drug firm Cetero Research, for many years knowingly forged thousands of clinical trial documents for drug companies in order for them to gain drug approval.
The FDA's response to this, though is that this massive corruption is basically no big deal. It is no secret, of course, that the FDA routinely works in illicit tandem with drug companies to get dangerous drugs on the market in exchange for cash.
One example of this includes the Lexapro
scandal in which the FDA approved this dangerous antidepressant drug
for children at the same time as federal and state governments were
Forest Laboratories, maker of the drug, for
pushing it on children.
While it initially appears that the FDA
is upset at Cetero for lying via its clinical trial documents, the
agency's solution is to tell the drug companies to go back and redo
Between April 2005 and June 2009, there were at least 1,900 instances of fraud and falsified studies, and each one of these instances was falsely used to prove that a drug was safe before it went on the market.
But the real kicker is that the FDA also stated that this is not really that big of a deal. Millions of people's lives are on the line as potentially fatal drugs were approved with false data - but according to the FDA, nobody should be concerned.
In fact, the FDA
has known for years that Cetero has been falsifying data, and the
agency has done absolutely nothing about it.
Such information is standard on any drug application, right? Apparently not.
The FDA actually has no idea
which drug companies used Cetero's services, and it is now asking
drug companies to search their records and determine whether or not
they contracted with Cetero.
Does the FDA really think the drug
companies that used Cetero, are going to willingly participate in
this? Of course not. It would mean the companies would have to go
back and redo their clinical trials if they fess up.
Despite the nonchalant way in which the mainstream media is reporting on this issue, what Cetero has done is nothing short of high-profile crime.
By falsifying drug trial data, Cetero
has willingly put millions of people's lives at risk. The only right
thing to do is immediately shut down the company and order a full
investigation. All parties involved must be held accountable,
including those at the FDA that may have been complicit as well.
The FDA's logic is essentially no
different than, say, an amusement park claiming that all of its
roller coasters are safe, even after it was determined by multiple
investigations that the manufacturer of the coasters had lied about
the quality of the materials used, and that the pieces may not
actually hold together.