The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) otherwise known as the Corporate Patsy and Drug Pushing Administration (CPDPA) wants to increase their budget by $820 million next year, bringing it’s budget to just under $5 billion for 2014. Is it possible that interest group money to ‘protect the people of the United States from chemical and biological threats’ isn’t enough?
As an utter slap in the face, Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told Congress that the FDA was ‘a bargain among federal agencies.’ We certainly agree with you Ms. Hamburg. While:
- Hamburgers and hormone-laden milk are given to our children,
- Inexpensive and sometimes free cures for things like cancer are blocked (the Gerson Institute had to go to Tijuana to set up since the US won’t allow coffee enemas and organic green juicing as well as chelation to ‘cure’ cancer),
- Monsanto and other companies are given complete freedom to poison our foods, neglect to label GMO foods that can harm us and even permanently alter our DNA,
- Pharmaceutical companies are allowed to sell drugs that cause birth defects and heart attacks,
Why shouldn’t she receive a $1 billion dollar pay raise?
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The drug industry would surely fund the FDA the 94% of funds, or nearly $770 million in order to keep the smoke and mirrors show going, but isn’t that a conflict of interest? How can one be working for the people to protect them from super germs like H1N1, prevent animals from being given low-grade antibiotics that hurt them and us, and continue to make aspartame, a known cancer-causing sugar substitute available to all. We really do want to keep eating things that hurt us and cause damage to our future generations – that’s why we hired you!
Here is the FDA’s mission statement:
“The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.”
Science and Technology magazine detailed just a few ways that the FDA is not fulfilling their mission statement:
- Because it’s science is weak and funded primarily by the companies which are supposed to be scrutinized.
- The FDA’s work force doesn’t have the capacity to test all the drugs the pharmaceutical companies want to sell.
- It’s information technology is so out of date.
- The organization offers a slow, secretive response to issues like the Cetero case involving MDS, with 4 years of fraudulent data, and that’s just the one we happened to find out about.
Yes, FDA, we think you should be given an extra billion a year even though you have grossly and horribly failed at delivering anything close to your very own mission statement. Thank you for pushing for genetically modified salmon, refusing to ban the hormone disrupting chemical BPA, and deeming walnuts illegal drugs.
If we were all given raises when we did our jobs so badly, we wouldn’t even be in this fiscal crisis. We could just fly our lear jets around the planet poisoning everything around us.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.