The Fascist Drug Addicts (FDA) have been getting a lot of heat from the vaping community, ever since the proposed regulations which included the ban of online sales and the hefty fees vaping manufacturers would have to pay to stay in business.
But who regulates the FDA? Because this is not the first time this agency has had questionable proposals that either don’t make any sense or goes against their own principles. This article dates back to 2002, but it is a reminder how unfathomable the FDA policies can sometimes be. The article can be broken down into three arguments:
1. Poor Quality Control Standards – It states a fact that compliance inspections dropped from 4,300 in 1980 to 1,600 in 2001. The FDA should beef up its inspections on big pharma companies to ensure the safety of consumers. Instead in 2014, they decide to go after smaller fish like vaping.
2. Rushed Approvals of Medication Before They Have Been Thoroughly Studied – Clinical trials being done on humans with drugs at the same time it is being tested on animals. These drugs later proved to cause tumors in rats. I wonder how they explained this to their test subjects.
3. Attempting to Overturn Court Orders On Banned Medication – The example here is Paxil, an anti-depressant the court ruled too dangerous because of the side-effects. The court decided that all advertisements of this drug should be halted. The FDA makes this BS argument to try and lift the ban.
The FDA has lost its credibility in enforcing what is truly right for the people. What they should do before flexing their muscles is to do their research, and stop imposing these ridiculous regulations with ulterior motives that benefit a certain group in society.