"People think the FDA is protecting them" - Dr. Herbert Ley (contd)

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Carole, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Carole

    Carole Guest

    Peter Bowditch
    Regarding the following quote -

    "1965 Senator Edward Long holds U.S. Senate hearings where Dr. Herbert
    Ley, FDA Commissioner testifies that the FDA "protects" the big drug
    companies and are subsequently rewarded, and using the government's
    police powers they attack those who threaten the big drug companies."

    This quote has been proved to be incorrect because Herbert Ley was FDA
    Commissioner from 1968-9 and in 1965 he wasn't commissioner. Also
    where did this quote originate.
    Think I might have the answer to this one.

    The San Francisco Chronicle seems to be when this quote was made,
    right after Herbert Ley left the FDA as commissioner. He left in
    December and the comment was made in January 1970. But how does the
    "1965 Senator Edward Long" bit come from?

    An excerpt from the following article has these two unrelated quotes
    running concurrently. It could have been copied and edited together by
    mistake.

    http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/7776/FDA1.HTM
    WOULD YOU BUY A USED CAR FROM FDA? DISTORTING THE "PURE FOOD" (AND
    OTHER) LAWS SINCE 1906 by Maureen K. Salaman & Jonathan V. Wright,
    M.D.

    "If the Food and Drug Administration would spend a little less time
    and effort on small manufacturers of vitamins and milk substitutes and
    a little more on the large manufacturers of...dangerous drugs...the
    public would be better served." -Senator Edward V. Long, 1965 hearing
    of the Senate Subcommitt on Adminsitrative Practice and Procedure. 

    "People think the FDA is protecting them--it isn't. What the FDA is
    doing and what people think it's doing are as different as night and
    day." Dr. Herbert Ley, Commissioner of the FDA, _San Francisco
    Chronicle_, January 2, 1970 

    Carole
    http://www.austarmetro.com.au/~hubbca/health.htm
     
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  2. Doddie Bertot

    Doddie Bertot New Member

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    this is a must to read
     
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    this is a must to read
     
  4. Mark George

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    The FDA is involved in all sorts of things that you would never think of. I personally know an officer in the FDA that boards cargo ships in NYC looking for "tainted" goods. They dont have enough manpower to check every ship in NY harbor everyday so they rely on "tips" from other agencies. Recently they busted a Chinese vessel for having thousands of jars of garlic powder. They were illegal because they were "cut" with 30% corn starch. Same thing drug dealers do with heroin or coke. It increases the bottom line. And of course its not printed on the label!
     
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