FDA’s Most Embarrassing Moments

August 1, 2008

You can read them in detail here.

But here’s a summary:

1. After rule-change that allowed consumer drug advertising, didn’t hire enough staff to police consumer drug advertising.

2. Post-marketing monitoring no good. Why? FDA doesn’t know how to do post-market monitoring.

3. Took 11 months to successfully execute an off-label violation warning letter.

4. Supposed to be inspecting foreign drug manufacturers, but, uh, can’t speak foreign languages.

5. Decided that emergency contraceptive should not be available to under-age rape victims.

6. Although elderly people take most drugs, forgot to ask companies whether they had tested their drugs on the elderly.

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One Response to “FDA’s Most Embarrassing Moments”


  1. The style of writing is quite familiar . Did you write guest posts for other bloggers?


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