FDA to Create Another Drug Oversight Office

I understand why they’re doing it, but do we really need an oversight committee for the oversight committee?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it was creating an independent drug safety board after the agency’s monitoring of drugs already in the marketplace was criticized amid the withdrawal of arthritis drug Vioxx.

The FDA already has an Office of Drug Safety. How will creating an “independent” oversight office help?

Ah, it will be independent, right. Isn’t the Office of Drug Safety supposed to be independent?

Maybe we should punish high level biotech executives who knowingly rush drugs to market by locking them up and making them take their own medicines.

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