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A tough nut to crack

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7485.0-h (Published 27 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-h

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No One To Trust

The politicians, researchers, medical professionals and those working
for the US Government medical and pharmaceutical development oversight and
approval
agencies remain cozy with the Pharma Companies and seem
to find genuine concern only when their immediate world has been rocked
when the problem of conflicts of interest are exposed..

The public is fed up with the corporate buying of lawmakers with
obscene donations to their political campaigns and the salarying
researchers to advise the government while having a vested interest in the
outcome. These cozy relationships and old boy networks have shut out the
funding of honest independent researchers and have tainted many of the
decisions being made that affect our medical and drug delivery system. The
public has lost faith in both the politicians and researchers because of
feelings that decisions are no longer made based on what is best for the
public they are supposed to serve but are made based upon what serves
their selfish interests best.

I have lost trust and respect for the oversight agencies such as the
Center For Disease Control (CDC),Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
Institute of Medicine (IOM), and any other US Government health related
oversight agencies. The entire regulatory system has lost it’s moral
compass
and has let itself be corrupted at every level.

I feel that I’m out here on my own, without guidance that I can
trust!!!!

Competing interests:
Grandpa to a vaccine permanently damaged beautiful little boy.
He received the 22 Government mandated vaccinations and at 18 months he faded from the real world. Apparently these vaccines were not tested to a standard of,
"DO NO HARM".

Competing interests: No competing interests

13 February 2005
Paul Shapiro
Grandpa
Retired Engineer, Great Neck, New York, 11021, USA