Why We Need Rules

This study is a few months old but I wanted to highlight some points here:

  • Researchers analyzed the public speakers at 15 meetings of the FDA Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee from September 2009 to April 2017 related to the approval of drug products. (The committee advises the FDA on anesthesiology and pain management drug products.)
  • Nearly a quarter of public speakers at meetings of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee had conflicts of interest, about 20% of which are undisclosed, a study finds.

There has to be some rules here.  How about some penalties for these people?  I am so tired of third parties and special interest groups having too much power.

As Walter Sobchak said in the Big Lebowski, “Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?!!”

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “Why We Need Rules

  1. JRDO
    November 7, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Agree with limiting the powers of third parties and special interests.
    Who should make and enforce the rules?

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