It never ceases to amaze me! The FDA just does a lousy job protecting Americans from the pharmaceutical industry…also known as “Big Pharma.”
The FDA has proposed a rule to get around a law passed by Congress that helps hold negligent drug companies accountable for injuries to consumers caused by prescription drugs. Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) recently which holds drug companies responsible for promptly updating drug labels when they become aware of new safety information. Seems like common sense to me.
Well…. the new rule being proposed by the FDA will relax labeling requirements so that drug companies can use it to claim immunity for failures to warn patients and consumers of drug hazards. If the drug companies are not held accountable for failure to warn, unnecessarily injured consumers will not be able to win compensation from them and the burden will be transmitted to taxpayers.
Is the FDA in the pocket of Big Pharma? Write your Congressional representative today and urge them to investigate the FDA’s attempt to bypass Congress’s authority to protect your health and wellbeing.