U.S. Congress takes aim at FDA over meningitis outbreak

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JL4 wrote:

Put the NECC owners, managers and pharmacists in jail for first or second-degree murder and give the FDA the teeth they need for enforcement. Then if the FDA fails, throw the investigators in jail along with the offenders. Seems so bloody simple to me.

But once again the Republicans leave me scratching my head. Weren’t they screaming just recently that they wanted to do away with the FDA, so that small growing companies – just like NECC – are free to make more money and with that money create jobs? (Is killing people considered job creation now?) Now Upton is saying that the worst-case scenario has occurred as a result of too little FDA oversight.

I’m so sick of the Republican agenda. And I’m sick of companies, large and small, getting away with literal and figurative murder for the sake of profit.

Nov 14, 2012 1:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Turf12 wrote:

I have to agree with JL4. Why aren’t NECC officials up there being roasted instead?

Nov 14, 2012 4:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RickCain wrote:

Funny how the deregulation-happy Republicans are now “championing” regulatory reform in the FDA. I thought the free market was supposed to prevent incidents like this?

Yet another reason to keep voting Republicans out of the House and Senate. They only lost 9 this time around to elections, lets make it 50 next time!

Nov 14, 2012 5:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Saasy wrote:

I REPORTED TO A DOCTOR IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND THAT I EXPERIENCED A REACTION TO THE STEROID INJECTIONS IN LATE JUNE. WAS DISCARGED WITHOUT TREATMENT. NOW BECAUSE I AM OUT OF THE THRESHHOLD OF 42 DAYS, NO ONE WILL GIVE ME A LUMBAR PUNCTURE. NOT THE ER, NOT THE PAIN CLINIC AND NOT THE SURGICAL CENTER WHO IS ON THE FDA LIST FOR RECEIVING THE CORRUPT DRUGS.

Nov 14, 2012 6:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
James_V wrote:

regulate the hell out of the medical industry so that they are like the rest of us with little to no profit.

Nov 15, 2012 9:47am EST  --  Report as abuse
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