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I think the days of radium and other potentially missleading medical miracle pills are gone.

 

We are struggling to deal with cancer, autism, aids, ebola, and anything else you can think of.

In fact, I believe the rest of the word has less strict guidelines on most medical related issues and it shows. America is behnd...

 

What are your thoughts on FDA?



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I lol'd. Out loud.



yes



The days of misleading miracle pills are not over. It's just that now, the misleading miracle pills are approved by the FDA.



spurgeonryan said:

I think the days of radium and other potentially missleading medical miracle pills are gone.

 

We are struggling to deal with cancer, autism, aids, ebola, and anything else you can think of.

In fact, I believe the rest of the word has less strict guidelines on most medical related issues and it shows. America is behnd...

 

What are your thoughts on FDA?


LOLOLOL

You can not possibly be serious. America is drowning in placebos and it's impossible to miss the barrage of class action lawsuits being advertised by ambulance chasers against metabolic pills that cause liver / kidney failure, acne pills that cause suicidal tendencies and anxiety medication that causes male breast growth. It doesn't end there either. By making the FDA an enormous, inefficient bureaucracy they struggle to perform the tasks assigned to them while completely ignoring many hazardous matertials banned in more developed nations. I will admit that the FDA is at times needlessly obstructionist and always grossly inefficient but America needs far stricter regulations.



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The FDA is a complete joke, they don't care about anyone's health.



bouzane said:
spurgeonryan said:

I think the days of radium and other potentially missleading medical miracle pills are gone.

 

We are struggling to deal with cancer, autism, aids, ebola, and anything else you can think of.

In fact, I believe the rest of the word has less strict guidelines on most medical related issues and it shows. America is behnd...

 

What are your thoughts on FDA?


LOLOLOL

You can not possibly be serious. America is drowning in placebos and it's impossible to miss the barrage of class action lawsuits being advertised by ambulance chasers against metabolic pills that cause liver / kidney failure, acne pills that cause suicidal tendencies and anxiety medication that causes male breast growth. It doesn't end there either. By making the FDA an enormous, inefficient bureaucracy they struggle to perform the tasks assigned to them while completely ignoring many hazardous matertials banned in more developed nations. I will admit that the FDA is at times needlessly obstructionist and always grossly inefficient but America needs far stricter regulations.

Seriously? It is no where near as bad as it used to be. There maybe needs to be a separate agency for "herbal" cures which seems to be a huge way to get around the FDA, but the FDA itself is way to powerful and strict for its own good. How do we go about experimenting on possible cures if the FDA is over regulating everything.

 I say as long as Americans know the risks, they should be able to sign up for any trials they want. No more waiting years for animal experiments, paperwork, legal matters, more studies, etc.



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As we move forward with technology, medication is going to become more personalised and customised to the patients own needs and issues. This does not sit well with the FDA's mode of operation of multiple phases of testing, group testing, etc.

It's hard to group test a pill designed for spurgeonryan's needs when there's only one spurgeonryan.

Many FDA regulations can be easily circumvented, and any pills approved anywhere in the world can be easily (well, with growing ease) obtained in the USA anyway, the FDA's monopoly on power in this field is fading over time. On top of this, some states have began nullifying areas of FDA regulation, for example, Arizona voters have recently approved a law that let's terminal patients sign waivers and legally use non-certified medications.



No. I think I need more power.



As a non American person, i like fda more then most european equivalent istitutions.

You have no idea how painful the approval of new drugs is here. A lot of papers, and a bunch of stupid old people with power are always in the way with cobservative thinking and incompetence.