emo PBS Distorted Narrative on Supplements/ FDA

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6 years 4 months ago #11390

Not directly related to HepC, but of interest to our US friends, and source of amazement to me. Particularly this section_

Contrary to Popular Belief the FDA Does NOT Independently Evaluate Drugs

Contrary to what Getler and PBS would have you and the public believe — the idea that the FDA does independent objective premarket evaluations — the "FDA does not develop or test products; FDA experts review the results of laboratory, animal, and human clinical testing done by manufacturers" only.3

The lack of independent verification of drug companies' claims is a major problem, as fudging and manipulating research has become commonplace. Investigations have shown that most of the scientific misconduct occurs in the drug literature (compared to general biomedical literature).

articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/arch...ary-supplements.aspx

As always, take Dr Mercola's writings with a grain of salt, but mostly he's pretty on the ball.

Edit - for clarification, "PBS" in this article refers to America's Public Broadcasting System, not Australia's Prescription Benefits Scheme.


M 61yo HCV+ ~ 30 yrs Gt1a F2 VL 223,000 ALT 54 AST 42 Tx start Sof/Dac 17Dec15.
SVR4 at 7Apr16 ALT 22 AST 22
SVR12 at 9Jun16 ALT 23 AST 25
Melbourne, Australia
Last Edit: 6 years 4 months ago by sonix.

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