Originally published November 24 2008
FDA Scientists Revolt Against Corrupt Food and Drug Administration Officials
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) A group of scientists working in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health division has revolted against the corrupt managers of its own department, accusing them of committing crimes by claiming, "There is extensive documentary evidence that managers at CDRH have corrupted and interfered with the scientific review of medical devices."
Read the letter yourself here (PDF):
The letter from the FDA's own scientists goes on to say, "It is evident that managers at CDRH have deviated from FDA's mission to identify and address underlying problems with medical devices before they cause irreparable harm, and this deviation has placed the American people at risk."
Congressman John, Dingell, chair of the committee which received the letter, went on to charge that these FDA bureaucrats "approved or cleared medical device applications in gross violation of laws and regulations..." (http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_110/11...)
None of this, of course, surprises readers of NaturalNews. Note, too, that the mainstream media has virtually ignored this story? You might think that a revolt of FDA scientists against their criminal bosses would be a huge story worthy of front-page treatment at USA Today or the Washington Post, right? Only the NY Times bothered to report this story, as far as I can tell. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/18/health/pol...)
The FDA: A gang of unindicted criminalsThe FDA, you see, is a criminal organization engaged in tactics of intimidation, censorship and oppression that can only be properly called "terrorism." Don't take my word for it, though: The FDA's own top scientists are now on the record saying much the same thing! Their complaint to Congress alleges top FDA managers "ordered, intimidated and coerced FDA experts to modify their scientific reviews, conclusions and recommendations in violation of the law.”
Keep in mind this is from the FDA's own scientists! This isn't some outsider (like me) ranting about the FDA being a criminal organization; these are the words of the very people who work there!
Even the FDA director is like an evil character out of a Marvel comic. His name is actually Dr. von Doom... er, I mean Dr. von Eschenbach, and he has routinely ignored the multiple letters sent to him by these scientists complaining of the same criminal behavior taking place at the agency.
The FDA, of course, believes it is above the law and subject to no rules whatsoever. It is a political organization, and a criminal one at that. It will likely threaten these scientists just as it once threatened Dr. David Graham, and it will use every intimidation tactic at its disposal to discredit any employee who dares challenge the power and authority of the FDA.
I wouldn't be surprised one day to find one of these intimidated scientists showing up at work and going Columbine on a few of the top FDA officials who are the masterminds behind these crimes against humanity. If that happens, perhaps the saying, "Going Postal" will be updated as, "Going FDA."
Because if there's anyone with a justified reason to be violently angry at their bosses, it's gotta be this group of intimidated scientists who are trying to save people's lives by making FDA approvals based on solid science. Instead, they're being routinely overruled by politics and Big Pharma deception, which they know will result in the loss of human life as consumers are harmed or killed by dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
How would you like to work at a company with a crime boss, knowing your boss is a white-collar criminal whose decisions are going to get people killed? That's the reality these FDA scientists live with every day! And they're tired of it. They're beginning to revolt...
Violence will not solve this problemHere's a question to you: When the FDA collapses, should the top managers be tried for their crimes, or simply hanged by their necks in the streets? Since I believe in non-violent solutions to such problems, I believe we should actually grant them all amnesty in exchange for their candid testimony before Congress, where they spill their guts about all the criminal acts they've engaged in over the years.
Their testimony will be a lot more valuable to society than a bunch of bodies swinging from the rafters. What we need here, folks, is to learn the lessons from this rogue agency, not to take revenge on its people.
Not everybody agrees with me on this. But I repeat to everyone listening: Do NOT engage in violent acts against the FDA, even if there is some social breakdown in the future that might give you such an opportunity. More than 90% of the people who work there are honest, hardworking individuals who are trying to fight the FDA's crimes from the inside. We need to let law and order sort out the criminals from the good guys, and then we'll work together to demand criminal sentencing for them, which I think should include ex-FDA bureaucrats going door to door selling Girl Scout Cookies to raise money to pay back the families of all the people killed by FDA-approved drugs.
Remember: The medical violence that the FDA now directs towards the public should NOT be met with vengeful violence on the part of activists. It should be met with justice and wisdom for future generations. A little compassion can help us move past this dark era of FDA dominance and into a new golden age of true healing. But we cannot get to an era of healing if our own actions are motivated by violent acts.
Violence is the tool of the weak. That's why the FDA uses the threat of violence to raid vitamin companies. Healing is the tool of the strong.
If we hope to move beyond the treacherous philosophies the FDA is demonstrating today, we must transcend violence and rely on healing (at many levels) to move us past this dark era.
The big question right now, of course, is: When will the FDA arrests begin? January 21st might be a good day to get that started...
Sources:Letter from FDA scientists:
Statement of Congressman John Dingell:
(Full copy included below)
Pharmalot article, the original source for this story:
Congressman John Dingell's statement:Dingell, Stupak to Investigate FDA’s Medical Device Approval Process
Lawmakers Question Whether FDA Knowingly Allowed Unsafe & Ineffective Medical Devices into U.S. Market
Washington, D.C. - Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Bart Stupak (D-MI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, today launched an investigation into whether managers within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) knowingly corrupted the scientific review process and approved or cleared medical device applications in gross violation of laws and regulations designed to assure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. Such activity could allow potentially unsafe and ineffective medical devices into the U.S. market.
The investigation was prompted by receipt of an October 14, 2008, letter written on behalf of a large group of CDRH scientists and physicians who state that CDRH managers have “corrupted and interfered with the scientific review of medical devices.”
“These allegations are deeply concerning, and we intend to uncover whether any FDA activity has compromised the health and safety of America consumers,” said Dingell. “I commend the FDA scientists for courageously sounding the alarm on what appears to be a serious problem. I look forward to pursuing the steps necessary to ensure that the medical devices Americans depend on are safe and effective.”
“Our investigations have found that the FDA has allowed contaminated food and unsafe drugs to enter the market, and now serious allegations have been raised about the scientific integrity of the FDA medical device approval process,” Stupak said. “Although the FDA has launched its own investigation into this matter, no corrective action has been taken. The committee intends to learn what action the FDA plans to take to ensure the integrity of the medical device approval process and prevent retaliation against the scientists who blew the whistle on these activities.”
This Committee has been provided with compelling evidence to support the charges that senior managers within CDRH “ordered, intimidated and coerced FDA experts to modify their scientific reviews, conclusions and recommendations in violation of the law.” The CDRH scientists also claim that CDRH managers ordered them “to make safety and effectiveness determinations that are not in accordance with scientific regulatory requirements, to use unsound evaluation methods, and accept clinical and technical data that is not scientifically valid or obtained in accordance with legal requirements, such as obtaining proper informed consent from human subjects.”
Additionally, documentary evidence reviewed by this Committee indicates that CDRH scientists who raised concerns up their chain of command have experienced reprisals for their insistence on adherence to a scientific and regulatory basis for medical device review. To protect these CDRH scientists who have risked their careers to bring their concerns to the attention of this Committee, we will not disclose their identities at this time.
Since January 2007, the Committee on Energy and Commerce and its Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations have been investigating the ability and commitment of the Food and Drug Administration to protect Americans from unsafe food, drugs, and medical devices. For more information about the Committee’s ongoing drug safety investigation visit:
During this Congressional session, Committee leaders released draft legislation aimed at improving the safety of food, drugs, devices, and cosmetics. Work in this draft bill, the “Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act," continues. Committee leaders plan to introduce comprehensive legislation early next session. For more information visit: http://energycommerce.house.gov/FDAGlobalAct...
In a letter sent today to FDA Commissioner Andrew C. von Eschenbach, Dingell and Stupak requested a briefing on what actions the Commissioner has taken to date and how the Commissioner intends to resolve all issues raised by the CDRH scientists and physicians.
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