AHRP Ethical and Scientific Objections to FDA’s Proposed Licensure of Anthrax Vaccine

When a federal judge ruled the vaccine to be an "investigational drug and a drug being used for an unapproved purpose" on December 22, 2003, FDA hurriedly issued a Final Rule for anthrax vaccine. The agency submitted its Final Rule just eight days after a federal court injunction, having failed to do so for 19 years. In a January 7, 2004 court hearing the same judge called FDA’s actions "highly suspicious." On October 27, 2004 FDA’s arbitrary and capricious promulgation of this Final Rule resulted in a permanent injunction, remanding the license to your agency to complete according to the law. The injunction also halted what the judge called DoD’s "illegal" mandatory anthrax vaccination program.

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US Marshals Seize Millions of Defective Paxil & Avandamet pills – NYT

US Marshals Seize Millions of Defective Paxil & Avandamet pills_NYT Mon, 7 Mar 2005 The FDA and federal marshals yanked millions of tablets of the antidepressant, Paxil CR (Seroxat, controlled release) and the diabetes drug, Avandamet, off the market because they are . . . Continue reading →

NIH Scientists Gripe At Ethics Rule: NO Stocks in Pharmaceutical Companies – LAT / WSJ

NIH Scientists Gripe At Ethics Rule: NO Stocks in Pharmaceutical Companies – LAT / WSJ Sat, 5 Mar 2005 A group of dissident NIH scientists represented by an 18 member executive committee, are gripping about new rules prohibiting them from accepting fees . . . Continue reading →

Pfizer Marketing Scheme Stirs Concern/ Corporate Responsibility Movement Puts PhRMA on Notice

Pfizer Marketing Scheme Stirs Concern_NYT / Corporate Responsibility Movement Puts PhRMA on Notice_ ICCR Mon, 7 Mar 2005 The New York Times reports that Pfizer is planning to lock up the market for heart treaments by bundling its new drug (toretrapib, which . . . Continue reading →