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by Walter Olson on November 19, 2013

“It’s good that the FDA lifted the ban on Bexsero but why should Americans have to wait for the FDA?” [Alex Tabarrok, Bloomberg]


1 Scott 11.19.13 at 5:08 pm

It’s even worse than that. The FDA wont even consider clinical trial data collected in Europe and published in peer review journals.

2 Don 11.19.13 at 7:13 pm

Does the FDA need enabling legislation to allow this kind of rule change, or do we need legislation to force them to change the rules?

3 kimsch 11.20.13 at 2:35 am

And now the FDA is threatening Diamond Nuts because it’s saying that based on Diamond’s marketing about healthy Omega-3s in walnuts, that walnuts are a drug and Diamond must file a new drug application.

Didn’t they try this with Cheerios too, with the heart healthy marketing they were doing?

4 kimsch 11.20.13 at 2:36 am

The letter at FDAs site.

5 Boblipton 11.20.13 at 10:27 am

Thanks for the link, Kimsch. Is hubris a psychological malady?


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