Lester Crawford


How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet Tue, 12 Oct 2004 Dr. Eric Topol of the Cleveland Clinic: “The senior executives at Merck and the leadership at the FDA share responsibility for not having taken appropriate action and not recognizing that they are accountable for the public […]

How Did the Vioxx Debacle Happen? USA Today / Lancet


Ethical and Scientific Objections to FDA’s Proposed Licensure of Anthrax Vaccine Fri, 01 Apr 2005 Government agencies are maneuvering to weaken legal protections prohibiting the exposure of human beings to experimental drugs, vaccines and procedures without their voluntary informed consent. Even after a federal court has ordered the Pentagon to […]

Ethical and Scientific Objections to FDA's Proposed Licensure of Anthrax ...




Science & Ethics Hold Up EPA Nomination: pesticide experiment draws fire Fri, 08 Apr 2005 The Los Angeles Times reports that Senator Bill Nelson of Florida is equally outraged about the Environmental Protection Agency pesticide experiment that would expose 60 poor babies to pesticides to study how much harm they […]

Science & Ethics Hold Up EPA Nomination: pesticide experiment draws ...


FDA Smoke & Mirrors Musical Chairs Wed, 16 Feb 2005 Amidst widespread public criticism of the FDA’s role as facilitators in the marketing of lethal drugs that killed thousands of people, the Administration made several announcements incorporating terminology (such as: “we’re in an era of openness” “transparency”). But politically correct […]

FDA Smoke & Mirrors Musical Chairs


FDA Regulators Accused of Trying to Quash Testimony About Cardiac Risks of Painkillers – NYT Sat, 12 Feb 2005 A New York Times front page report announces that President Bush will veto any limits on the Medicare prescription drug giveaway. The administration is adamant about transfering $724 billion in taxpayer […]

FDA Regulators Accused of Trying to Quash Testimony About Cardiac ...



TIME inquiry finds top officials at vital gov agencies lack credentials for the job Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 The New York Times reports today that the mystery of Lester Crawford’s abrupt resignation as head of the FDA “fueled speculation that he had investments in companies regulated by the FDA." […]

TIME inquiry finds top officials at vital gov agencies lack ...


What the FDA Isn’t Telling You – SLATE Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 Writing in SLATE, Jeanne Lenzer has uncovered evidence demonstrating FDA culpability in helping drug manufacturers conceal vital, life-saving information from the public. In this case, undisclosed suicides in clinical trials testing Eli Lilly’s drug, duloxetine (trade names: […]

What the FDA Isn't Telling You – SLATE


The Crawford Resignation Mystery Sat, 24 Sep 2005 Merrill Goozner of Center for Science in the Public Interest provides insight into what may lie behind the sudden resignation of FDA Commissioner, Lester Crawford. Goozner surggests, “One possible clue to the administration’s thinking comes from the appointment of Andrew von Eschenbach, […]

The Crawford Resignation Mystery



At FDA, Changes In Name Only–Agency Puts Business interests Above Safety Fri, 30 Sep 2005 The sudden resignation of FDA Commissioner, Lester Crawford, after just two months in office, has prompted a bipartisan Senate investigation and requests both by the Senate committee HELP and by congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY) and […]

At FDA, Changes In Name Only–Agency Puts Business interests Above ...