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Avandia: Another case of betrayed trust

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on April 10, 2008

According to the US Food & Drug Administration, GlaxoSmithKline didn’t turn over post-marketing data about Avandia to the agency, a lack of disclosure that looks pretty sinister given subsequent reports linking Avandia to increased risk of heart attack.  Many drug companies fail to report post-approval data to the FDA once they begin selling a drug, since the rules for such reporting are at best somewhat loose.  But in Glaxo’s case, the failure to report arguably could have harmed consumers, given the risks exposed by last year’s article in the New England Journal of Medicine. The agency now is demanding that the company turn over all data on Avandia, pronto, or risk regulatory action.

Why do I even mention drugs?  As a chiropractor, I don’t put people on drugs and I don’t take them off drugs.  So, why bother?  Because, the whole concept of “better living through chemistry” is killing Americans in droves.  There’s a better way!  Staying healthy and relying on the design of the body to BE healthy is a much better way to live.  The “science” so many Americans have come to rely upon to keep them healthy has become little more than a shell game to deceive the public, create false demand and extract as much money from consumers and their insurance companies in as little time as possible.  That’s why this chiropractor talks about drugs.

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