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  • WageSlave Nov 8, 1:19 p.m.

    I thought private companies could regulate themselves just fine. No need for large government bureaucracies to get in their way. Right, republicans?
    scientistjo

    Not with this population, the free market argument would be that this company would be sued and everyone would avoid their service bc they participate in unsafe practices. However, this population won't even remember this company next week, let along ask for details when the doctor is giving them shots.

  • scientistjo Nov 8, 12:12 p.m.

    I thought private companies could regulate themselves just fine. No need for large government bureaucracies to get in their way. Right, republicans?

  • commonsense4 Nov 6, 4:17 p.m.

    The FDA is supposed to be there to protect Americans, but it really just insures that manufacturers products are out in the market before determining the risks to the public.

    More than 221 organizations hired 77 lobbying firms to fight over details in the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act recently passed by the US Senate.

    Americans can't compete with lobbyists - a giant flaw in our government, and the reason why unnecessary legislation (lobbyists for the rich) gets passed over necessary legislation. Under Romney, agencies like the FDA will kill way more Americans as they side even more with the rich and their corps.

  • tran Nov 6, 1:21 p.m.

    "Well, being a free market, the public can sue these folks out of existence ..."

    Good luck with that.

  • Reformed Liberal Nov 6, 12:09 p.m.

    "You people have no one to blame but yourselves. Stay away from doctors, if you listen to tv every drug advertized on it there carry the same warnings as cigarettes, They WILL kill you! This week, it's ask your doctor if blank blank is right for you. Next week its , if you or a family has used blank blank and has suffered thus and thus as a result call the law offices of WE and THEM!"

    Huh? If someone keeps suffering from severe back pain what do you want them to do? Sit there and collect government benefits?

  • Reformed Liberal Nov 6, 12:07 p.m.

    Let businesses regulate themselves? What do you think will happen? A lot more of this.

  • Frank Downtown Nov 6, 11:41 a.m.

    This happens when people do not follow rules and regulations. Standards are set for a reason- safety.

  • WageSlave Nov 6, 11:15 a.m.

    "Were Killing out Own people"

    Wait till we see what 20 years of eating GMO's looks like. And with the FDA being in bed with Monsanto what could go wrong?

  • CestLaVie Nov 6, 10:54 a.m.

    "The FDA will continue to act within its existing authorities to protect public health and help ensure the safety of medical products,"

    Baloney.

    The FDA is in bed with the pharma companies. There's a revolving door between the people on their boards. First, a director with a drug company; then, a director with FDA. Back & forth. Profits, like everything else in this country, has really become the name of the game.

    I wouldn't trust the FDA or USDA or DHS or any other Fed agency any farther than I could throw them. Public health or safety or serving US citizens is NOT their main concern. That goes for our Prez & reps in Congress too. Funny how new laws are now protecting these drug companies from lawsuits about such matters, the public be damned.

    Mrs. Rauch: You are right to fight them. It's what citizens have to do all the time, it seems. I'm sorry your hard lesson continues on for others.

  • piene2 Nov 6, 10:31 a.m.

    "We're killing our own people"

    You are correct and it's called Obamacare!
    Nuff z Nuff"

    how totally irrelevant and absurd.

  • piene2 Nov 6, 10:28 a.m.

    This is really funny. For those who never got past seventh grade there is something called the law of large numbers. Simply explained it means that if something occurs enough times, something will go wrong. For example every time onhe sits in a dentist's chair, there is a small but very real possibility that they will have an adverse reaction to the Novocain and that reaction will kill them. It is sad but it happens. Untold millions of people receive untold millions of medications each dat, month and year. How the heck could anyone just naively assume that nothing is ever going to go wrong?

  • wayneboyd Nov 6, 10:09 a.m.

    You people have no one to blame but yourselves. Stay away from doctors, if you listen to tv every drug advertized on it there carry the same warnings as cigarettes, They WILL kill you!
    This week, it's ask your doctor if blank blank is right for you.
    Next week its , if you or a family has used blank blank and has suffered thus and thus as a result call the law offices of WE and THEM!

  • Honesty first Nov 6, 9:56 a.m.

    We do not enforce the regulations we have now. New England Compounding cented received a warning letter from the FDA in Dec of 2006 outlining these very violations. Now we have Pat McCrory wanting the government to get out of the way so that business can be successful. Looks like MA has already gotten out of the which allowed NECC to send drugs out that killed people. Yes old Pat has a great idea. Do whatever you want to make a profit. Drill off shore of NC, frack for gas that is not there anf ruin our water. You go Pat.

  • puzzled Nov 6, 9:37 a.m.

    Employees that could care less. They were not following the rules. No company wants to put themselves out of business. They had the correct procedures in place, but an employee or employees didn't follow them. Have you not know or seen the same type thing happen in resturants? Sorry, but forced to employed and/or keep non caring employess are bring companies everywhere to lower levels. This is not racial. I don't care the race if you don't follow protocal then out the door you should be, but because of all the government interference it doesn't work that way.

  • LovemyPirates Nov 6, 9:17 a.m.

    One of the major parties would say economic system would take care of these issues. If a business produced a medication that sickened many or killed some, then doctors, hospitals, etc would just stop using that business.

  • Screw WrAl Nov 6, 9:01 a.m.

    "We're killing our own people"

    You are correct and it's called Obamacare!

  • Banned4Life Nov 6, 8:44 a.m.

    Well, being a free market, the public can sue these folks out of existence, but it's not going to stop someone else who could care less about safety coming along and killing more. It's just human nature. Greed above all else.

  • MzLadySmiling Nov 6, 8:03 a.m.

    if people would stop putting profits before people's health, we, as a nation, would have fewer issues like this..
    but its the mine,mine,mine, back,back,back, daffy duck mentality...
    what's in it for me....

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