BUSTED: The Sneaky Way Big Pharma Gets Drugs Approved!
Make no mistake: Big Pharma is not to be trusted.
Drug companies make billions upon trillions of dollars, and they’re not afraid to use that money any way they need to keep the cash pouring in.
And when they’re trying to get a new drug to market, they pull out all the stops.
But this time, they’ve stopped too low.
As part of the FDA drug approval process, there’s an “open public hearing” that allows the public to give testimonies about the drug, ultimately having a say in the drug approval process.
It’s a good idea… in theory.
The problem is that those testimonies are often bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical company trying to get the drug approved.
Let me give you an example.
Recently, the pharmaceutical company US WorldMeds was trying to get a drug approved to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.
A woman gave a testimony about how her son died of a fentanyl overdose because the withdrawal symptoms prevented him from getting treatment.
It was a moving testimony, and no doubt, pulled on the heartstrings of the FDA Pharmacological Drugs Advisory Committee.
Just months later, the drug was approved.
Now, I do not doubt that this story was true. And it’s possible that the drug could have helped this woman’s son.
My problem is that US WorldMeds paid for her travel and accommodations for her to speak positively about their drug to the FDA.
It’s a big fat conflict of interest—and one that the individuals aren’t required to disclose to the committee.
In a recent article published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, a review of the transcripts showed that of 145 testimonies for 14 different meetings of the Pharmacological Drugs Advisory Committee…
- 40 percent reported a financial conflict of interest,
- 40 percent reported no conflict of interest, and
- 20 percent didn’t say one way or another.
In those with a conflict of interest, 82 percent recommended the drug.
Compared that to just 32 percent of those who didn’t have a conflict of interest.
I’m not saying the public shouldn’t have a say. I’m just saying that Big Pharma shouldn’t be allowed to pay for it.
That’s why it’s important to always thoroughly discuss the side effects of many mainstream medications with your doctor before agreeing to take it. This could save you from taking a drug that was approved but probably shouldn’t have been.
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