Intended for healthcare professionals


US drug agency is slow to exclude doctors who commit research crimes from further trials

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4518

Rx for FDA

Like most regulatory agencies, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is
compromised by financial conflicts of interest with the very industries it
ostensibly regulates. These conflicts of interest raise questions about the
integrity and/or agenda of the FDA, and thereby frighten and confuse the
The first priority of a new FDA commissioner is to restore the public’s
confidence in this vital agency by eliminating all of its cozy relationships with
industry. Let’s make sure that FDA doesn’t stand for Force Drugs and Devices

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

11 November 2009
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA