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Senator Grassley “won’t back down” March 9, 2009

Filed under: FDA — clementine @ 11:48 pm
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Okay, he’s a Republican and might be pro-war, deregulation and anti-peace, choice, etc. I don’t care, this man will not back down and I LOVE him for it:

Sen. Chuck Grassley is busy again, asking for information about the FDA’s approval last fall of a knee implant made by ReGen Biologics.

After a WSJ article about a controversy involving the approval appeared Friday, Grassley sent letters to the FDA and ReGen, based in Hackensack, N.J., asking for documents about their interactions, particularly those leading up to an FDA advisory committee meeting about the device held Nov. 14.

The Iowa Republican, who has been investigating the drug and device divisions of the FDA for several years, said his inquiry is based on emails that “make it look like the device maker was calling the shots and the FDA was going out of its way to accommodate the company.”

The Grassley letter also mentions a study that ReGen sponsored to support approval of its device. One of the study’s nine authors was William Rodkey, ReGen’s VP of scientific affairs, and Grassley says another was J. Richard Steadman, a company director. See ReGen’s directors here.

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6 Responses to “Senator Grassley “won’t back down””

  1. giannakali Says:

    yeah a strange but true fact…liberals on this front are not our friends…

    Fox News covers the atrocities that meds are routinely…and you don’t see it anywhere else…

    as a generally hard-core left-winger I find this very disappointing, but I too celebrate Grassley…

    another one of our friends on this issue is Ron Paul…but the guy is a not to my liking on pretty much anything else…

    it’s very strange that liberals/democrats etc. the people who claim to be for the little guy and against oppression don’t see the psychiatrized in light of how profoundly our human rights are being violated…

    it’s damn scary.

  2. clementine Says:

    I agree with you in regards to Ron Paul 🙂 most of his ideas are waaaay out there!

    and yes regarding the liberals/democrats, it is strange and scary….I’m trying to think of one….hmmm…maybe Kucinich? but I have not seen or read evidence to back that up.

  3. giannakali Says:

    I don’t think Kucinich has taken a stand..I would know…I’m a member of all sorts of psychiatric human rights groups…

    Ron Paul was the candidate of all the single issue voters in those groups…

    I’m not a single issue voter…I frankly think the health of our planet is far more important than our cause…

    without a planet we won’t have our cause at all.

  4. giannakali Says:

    and that is why it’s so damned disturbing that those that are most likely to destroy the world are the ones who care about us…

    shit.

  5. clementine Says:

    so sad and true….

    I’m thinking maybe Bill Maher should run for Congress!

  6. Ana Says:

    It also amazes me that democrats are silent.
    It’s sad.


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