These directives have arisen amid accusations that drug manufacturers have usurped the FDA process, essentially paying doctors to get their drugs on the market before a drugâ€™s safety can be guaranteed.
Imagine if the scientific community had ignored Louis Pasteurâ€™s research on bacteria and fermentation simply because he had received funding from the wine industry. Science would have been set back immeasurably, and you might not be able to buy safe, pasteurized milk in your local supermarket today. Talk about food safety!
The rest of the story can be found at http://www.projo.com under "Opinion." (It's the Providence Journal.)
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