Can we trust the FDA?

Can we trust an FDA approved drug?

If you’ve watched or read any ads for pharmaceuticals lately, you’ve seen the long list of potential side effects and warnings. Each time I see that, i wonder at the “wisdom” of the FDA to approve medications that have proven themselves to be hazardous in so many ways.

An article posted today quotes a study from the British Medical Journal that shows  less than half of all NIH-funded clinical drug trials were published in a medical journal within two and a half years of the trial’s completion – and that one-third of trial results remained unpublished even four years afterwords!  Ostensibly this is because the drug manufacturers don’t like the negative results to reach the public.

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