Monday, June 06, 2005

FDA Corruption

According to documents released from last September’s hearing, FDA officials instructed agency medical officer Dr. Andrew Mosholder to delete from the records he was submitting to Congress all his research material that showed an increased risk of suicidality in children who took antidepressants. He was also instructed to conceal his deletions.

Panel members accused the FDA of obfuscating the risks of the anti-depressants, and subjecting Mosholder to harassment.

Mosholder's report was based on a full analysis of 22 studies involving 4,250 children and seven antidepressants. The report found that children who took the medications were twice as likely as those who took placebos to become suicidal.

Just in case you were wondering... yes, the FDA is the government agency supposedly charged with regulating the pharmaceutical companies.

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