FDA took 684 days to warn meningitis-linked firm: files

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sjfella wrote:

As usual this inept government is right on top of things.

Nov 21, 2012 11:00am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Well since it is not a regulated business, it could have taken…. infinity days. 684 < infinity. Therefore, despite the inaction of congress to provide authority for the FDA to something with these mixing houses…. they did something.

Nov 21, 2012 11:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Wassup wrote:

Your government in action. And you re-elected this administration to four more years of this? You deserve what the taker liberal majority elected. Idiots!

Nov 21, 2012 11:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
tucker55417 wrote:

And which administration was in office from 2004 to 2007? If you are going to comment, understand the timeframe.

Nov 21, 2012 2:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Numb3rTech wrote:

Ah, the new regulations, they are already fixing it where I have to see multiple doctors and can no longer get the medications to keep me out of pain due to a crushed disc and severe arthritis in my back.

I became 100% disabled and spend more time in pain due to the new regulations and the required multiple doctors. I blame the Federal Government for a lot of things. Maybe the doctors and nurses will have to join unions now, just to complete the circle. Would that shut down hospitals, ambulance services, pharmacies, etc.?

Thank goodness, Mr. President Obama was re-elected. I know I will have no worries now.

Nov 21, 2012 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
808Rick wrote:

Yet another major bungle by the FDA. It is time to redo this self serving monolithic agency. With approximately 80% of its budget coming from big Pharma it is clear who they serve. Certainly not the health of the US citizen. They are another example of how big government is really about fostering corporate interest.

Nov 21, 2012 3:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
808Rick wrote:

Yet another major bungle by the FDA. It is time to redo this self serving monolithic agency. With approximately 80% of its budget coming from big Pharma it is clear who they serve. Certainly not the health of the US citizen. They are another example of how big government is really about fostering corporate interest.

Nov 21, 2012 3:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

“The New England Compounding Center (NECC) chastised the FDA for taking so long, telling the agency its response time was nearly 18 months longer than the FDA’s average response, according to letters released by a Freedom of Information Act request from Reuters.”

Let me get this straight: the company that exposed thousands of people to a fungal infection because of their shoddy quality control is “chastising” the regulator in charge of them.

This would be like a mass murderer being able to kill another victim because the police took 5 minutes to show up at the scene rather than 4 minutes, and then blaming the police for the death of the last victim.

Am I the only one infuriated by this attitude?

Nov 21, 2012 5:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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