[FoRK] Corporate punishment??
wgstoddard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 11:58:46 PDT 2010
On 4/14/10 2:03 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
> On 4/14/10 9:24 AM, Bill Stoddard wrote:
>> On 4/14/10 12:11 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>>> On 4/13/10 9:52 PM, Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo wrote:
>>> This was a fairly minor error: They said 40mg was safe when the FDA
>>> had said only 20mg was. That's at least in the ballpark of an area
>>> of disagreement. Clearly wrong, and probably harmed some people,
>>> but not nearly as bad as it could have been.
>> Ummm... did you actually read the article? Dosage was not the
>> central issue here... The main issue was the deliberate end run
>> around FDA rules to promote off-label use.
> Right, they were not supposed to promote off-label use. But off-label
> use itself is perfectly legal. Doctors do it all the time and it is a
> fundamental part of medicine. It is up to individual doctors to
> decide if it is helpful or not. Doctors should have been checking a
> current PDR and the FDA before using the drug anyway.
>> If you're interested in the topic, I suggest you read this book:
> I take as few drugs as possible, where "few as possible" means that
> when they have a clear benefit, I take them.
The book is not about drugs. It's about the Pharma industry. You should
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