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Republicans Want To Eliminate The Fda And The Clinical Trial Process Which Ensures The Safety Of?

Postby cuchulain » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:46 am

pharmaceuticals.
The list of drugs withdrawn from market here is partial.
These products were withdrawn from the market after additional clinical trials subsequent to the drug's release revealed serious side effects.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_withdrawn_drugs

If Republicans were given charge of our economy, the FDA would be eliminated and all of these drugs would still be on the market.
Individuals would be expected to "just take care of themselves" and if you suffered any of these side effects you'd be told you only have yourself to blame because you didn't refuse treatment and find another doctor.
(Of course, refusing treatment and asking for another doctor would also be grounds for suspension of your health-coverage if you had any.)

Do you agree with the Republican position that Americans who are ill should just take whatever their doctor gives them and trust that the drug company is marketing a safe product and if the patient suffers side effects it's their own fault for being suseptible to those side effects and the only solution is to cancel their insurance coverage and send them home to die?
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Postby Eoforwic » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:48 am

Could you provide a link to objective information showing that Republicans as a party seek to eliminate the Food and Drug Administration?

Thank you.
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Postby Favio » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:50 am

So if the FDA allows a drug to go to market, and that drug ends up killing people, why isn't the FDA held responsible?

I don't see the purpose of these agencies if they are not going to be held to the same level of responsibility as the drug companies.
And the costs that they require drug companies to pay for needless tests and trials gets passed along to the consumer in higher health care costs.


Currently the FDA's interference is causing drug shortages in many markets.
How's that hope and change working out for you?
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Postby Thawain » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:53 am

[What's wrong with the states implementing their own versions of these agencies so that they can be in charge of the well being of their citizens?]???

Lets eliminate one agency and replace it with fifty.

There is some good sound financial reckonin'.
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Postby Sidwell » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:56 am

This is news to me.
There are departments that have been recommended for eliminating, but the FDA is not one of them.

Now, John Stossle had on his show a guest that explained the bungling in the FDA.
Over 10 years to approve some silicone sheet that is patted onto the woman's breast that is supposed to highlight any abnormalities...
He said it was an excellent low cost home test women can use too.
over 10 years and millions of dollars he said.
Check it out, I am sure the video is available on the net.

Other examples too.
I feel the TEAS will shake this and other agencies up into an actual organization it was supposed to be...
But we must get a TEA victory next election.

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Postby Ramsey » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:01 am

I very much doubt that anybody is trying to get rid of the FDA. Every country MUST have a licencing authority in order for clinical trials to take place and thereafter - to allow drugs to come to the market. Clinical trials bring a lot of money in to a hospital or clinic and I don't think a party so in to money as the Republicans are would turn down a chance for a hospital to make some money!!! And a medication can not be sold in a country where the medication has not been licenced so who's going to licence it in the US if the FDA is gone?

As for the person who suggested having an authority in each different state - that would be madness. Firstly, it would cause the price of already costly drugs to increase as a seperate submission would have to be made to each authority and those submissions cost time and money. Then you would have nightmares when one state would approve a drug and another wouldn't, so people would either be trying to travel to that other state or begging their own medics to provide the meds and thereby putting a lot of stress on everyone.
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Postby Feldon » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:05 am

They want to reduce or eliminate funding for the National Institutes of Health as well.


Unfortunately, rare diseases aren't profitable for pharmaceutical companies to research, so if they do cut the NIH, we will see few medical breakthroughs - except in things that can make a lot of money.

Childhood cancer research? No... not enough money to be made on that!
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Postby Franky » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:06 am

What's wrong with the states implementing their own versions of these agencies so that they can be in charge of the well being of their citizens?
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Postby Treasigh » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:22 am

On the other hand, liberals have been known to complain when the FDA won't permit the sale of certain experimental drugs, particularly those for AIDS. They complain that the years and years of testing required for FDA approval is costing people their lives in the meantime. Funny that.
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