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You see, a select few individuals on the FDA panel’s steering committee met in private with Big Pharma employees to draft documents that would lead to approval. How did the FDA decide which drug company’s employees got to attend the secret meetings?They chose those who paid, of course – as much as ,000 to attend one meeting. The question of approval for osteoporosis drugs could be answered easily if only Reason #5 were understood.If the drug is supposed to improve bone health, then it doesn’t work at all; it fails miserably.And even if it “works” according to medical protocol – that is, it effectively increases bone density scores in some people – there is still a high price to pay, as discussed in Reason #2 above.They may not sound that bad in print, but if you’ve tried to live with one or several of these effects, you know how devastating they can be.I actually hesitate to use to term “work” when describing any osteoporosis drug, which is why I often put it in quotes.
The FDA was put in place to monitor drug safety with the public interest at heart.
You see, Big Pharma pays “user fees” to the FDA as part of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act of 1992.
The intention of these fees was ostensibly to speed up the drug approval process so the United States could keep up with the rest of the world.
Instead, the Medical Establishment thinks their tracks are covered if they simply put a warning on all bisphosphonates, like they did for ONJ.
The list of annoying and even debilitating side effects also includes nausea, flatulence, blurred vision, joint pain, muscle pain, and abdominal cramping.
Many have done so, and I invite you to read their stories here.