FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Friday approved a new drug to treat advanced prostate cancer that isn't responding to other therapies, Health Day reports.
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#1 Sep 3, 2012
FDA approval means the maker can not be sued no matter how much it maims and kills. It means a real life safety test will take place as doctors distribute this new miracle wonder drug to unknowing patients. Remember the FDA approved MERCK'S VIOXX that killed between 55,000 and 250,000. No owner or MERCK employee was ever charged criminally. A crime against humanity and law enforcement nowhere to be seen.
#2 Sep 4, 2012
Obama removed the FDA ability to allow the pharmacutical industry a free pass on defective medications...read below.
Obamas Preemption Memo: Limiting Regulatory Preemption of State Common Law Claims By Matt Melamed, Public Justice Kazan-Wallace Fellow
On May 20, 2009, President Obama reversed one of the most nefarious practices of the Bush administration by issuing a memorandum (Preemption Memo) aimed at curbing federal preemption by regulatory fiat.
The Bush Administrations Stealth Tort Reform Effort
The most notorious example of this practice is the preamble to a 2006 United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling regulation, which states that the FDAs approval of a prescription drugs label preempts conflicting or contrary State law, including lawsuits seeking to hold drug manufacturers liable for failing adequately to warn of a drugs dangers. 71 Fed. Reg. 3922, 3934-35 (2006). This preemption preamble was particularly egregious because it represented a 180-degree reversal of the FDAs prior views on the matter: before the Bush administration took power, the FDA enthusiastically endorsed tort litigation as complementing the agencys ability to ensure the safety of prescription drugs.(As discussed below, in Wyeth v. Levine, 129 S. Ct. 1187 (2009),the U.S. Supreme Court held that the 2006 labeling regulations preemptive preamble was not entitled to any deference.)
The intention behind this and other Bush-era preemption preambles is clear: by attempting to strip consumers of their rights to sue, the Bush administration was pandering to the business community, which seeks at all costs to immunize itself from tort liability. Indeed, Bush administration officials had an unusually close relationship with the industries they regulated. Again, the 2006 FDA labeling regulation is instructive. As first proposed, the preamble to the labeling regulation specifically stated that the FDA did not intend to preempt state law failure-to-warn claims. See Press Release, American Association for Justice, supra. Less than six months before issuing the final regulation, FDAs chief counsel met with legal representatives from the largest pharmaceutical companies. Id. After the meeting, the preamble was changed to state that FDA approval of a drug label preempted state common law failure-to-warn claims.
#3 Sep 4, 2012
Suing is an important safe guard in our democracy. Even a brain dead Republican uttering the same cloning words of losing our democracy, loss of freedom, to which the Republicans caused would have to agree for their own safety and that of their families. Now if your given the Statin drugs and lose your memory you may have a chance like the couch potatoe, Republican "Drug America" mind drugs that were introduced by the Bush Sr presidency to sue.
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