FDA wins spoof award for its “collusion” with the drug industry

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:555
  1. Jeanne Lenzer
  1. New York

The Food and Drug Administration was given a spoof award last week for its failure to act quickly enough to protect the public from adverse drug reactions.

Massachusetts senator Mark Montigny presented the “asleep at the wheel award” to the agency at a ceremony in Boston, called the Bitter Pills Awards.

The “counter-awards” ceremony was held to coincide with an event sponsored by the drug industry, the DTC (direct to consumer) National Awards 2005, at which drug companies were …

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