Senator Sherrod Brown's comment that "the pharmaceutical industryâ€™s 3000 lobbyists oppose S.1082," is just another indication of how entirely politicized the debate over FDA reform has become. This is the latest in a series of hyperbole-driven statements aimed at to garner media attention by slamming the pharmaceutical industry. And truth be damned.
(Attention Senator Brown -- the last time I looked, industry was generally supportive of the bill.)
What we need are thoughtful and insightful comments that advance the cause of FDA reform and, more broadly speaking, the public health -- not more bloviation and grandstanding.