Lester Crawford



Corporate Culture of Denial Results in Preventable Deaths Fri, 7 Jan 2005 Failure to disclose the hazardous effects of Vioxx and Prozac are evidence of a corporate culture that has run amok. Uncovered company documents – some obtained through litigation, others unearthed by whistleblowers – reveal that the manufacturers knew […]

Corporate Culture of Denial Results in Preventable Deaths


Safety of American Drugs Questioned – Assoc Press Thu, 2 Dec 2004 In his CNN news program last evening, Lou Dobbs said the question is no longer whether something is wrong with the FDA’s performance in protecting the public from unsafe drugs–but whether the FDA can even be salvaged? The […]

Safety of American Drugs Questioned – Assoc Press



FDA Is Flexing Less Muscle where Safety is the Issue – Wash Post Thu, 18 Nov 2004 The Washington Post examines FDA’s record of surveillance and the evidence is clear: since 1992 when Congress required drug companies to pay users fees to the FDA, the agency’s focus changed from safety […]

FDA Is Flexing Less Muscle where Safety is the Issue ...


FDA Critics Slam Plan for Safety Reform – Nature Thu, 17 Feb 2005 This is smoke and mirrors and musical chairs. Vera Sharav Alliance for Human Research Protection, New York http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050214/full/050214-11.html Published online: 17 February 2005; | doi:10.1038/news050214-11 FDA critics slam plan for safety reform Emma Marris Calls grow for […]

FDA Critics Slam Plan for Safety Reform – Nature


Daniel Troy Legacy: Public Virtually Defenseless against Unsafe Drugs Thu, 18 Nov 2004 The Associated Press reports that at a Congressional hearing today, Dr. David Graham a drug safety expert at the FDA told the Senate Finance Committee that the public is “virtually defenseless” if another medication such as Vioxx […]

Daniel Troy Legacy: Public Virtually Defenseless against Unsafe Drugs




FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient Information Guides to Warn about Suicide risk Fri, 15 Oct 2004 We have won the first battle in a struggle for full disclose of serious adverse drug effects and disclosure of failed clinical trials. Prescribing physicians and the public have […]

FDA Orders Black Box Warnings on Antidepressants labels and Patient ...


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 ...



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