As a Miami Avandia and Accutane injury lawyer, I have rarely seen a worse case of corporate greed like the evidence presented to a Federal Advisory Committee from GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of Diabetes drug Avandia. The committee discovered internal documents showing that the company kept crucial safety information about Avandia from the public for years. Read the smoking gun. The New York Times reports that the F.D.A. restricts drug’s sales only when a drug offers a unique benefit, something no study has shown about Avandia.
The FDA has already restricted an acne drug that can cause birth defects and irritable bowel disease. We are currently representing many people across the country who have been injured by taking Accutane.
As long as the American public incorrectly believes that the FDA actually tests drugs before they are “approved” for sale and we permit greedy companies like GlaxoSmithKline to protect us, people will continue to get sick and die from dangerous drugs.
We need to demand that the FDA really independently tests drugs before they receive approval; and that there be criminal and civil charges brought against those who needlessly harm consumers. Contact the FDA and let them know you agree.