June 11, 2008
U.S president George W. Bush is being accused of “drastically hindering” the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to quickly get an important boost in funding. The accusation comes from Sen. Arlen Specter (R – PA). This comes from an interesting and telling article written by The Wall Street Journal’s JARED A. FAVOLE that quotes Spector from a letter which reads the “Administration is drastically hindering necessary immediate relief by delaying the funding for eight or nine months.” He added, “FDA needs this money now to save lives.”
Wiki explains that The FDA (Food And Drug Administration) is responsible for the safety regulation of most types of foods, dietary supplements, drugs, vaccines, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics. The FDA also enforces section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and the associated regulations, including sanitation requirements on interstate travel as well as specific rules for control of disease on products ranging from pet turtles to semen donations for assisted reproductive medicine techniques.
“The 81 deaths due to contaminated heparin and the one suspected death in the ongoing salmonella outbreak show that we cannot wait nine months to give FDA the resources needed to protect the public,” Sen. Specter said, according to a copy of the letter.
With a 28% approval rating perhaps “W” wants to shave that number down by allowing further contaminations and poisonings… could that be it? This President lied us into a false war where more than 4000 U.S troops have been killed with more to come. The price of oil is up almost 250% since he took office. PEOPLE YOU ELECTED AN OIL MAN PRESIDENT AND WONDER HOW AND WHY THE PRICE OF OIL IS AT A CRIPPLING HIGH!
President George W. Bush has been bought and paid for by big business (the pharmaceutical companies are high up there). Why would he want to assist with the regulation of the folks that own him? Why would he want to save lives. ANSWER: Because there is NOTHING in it for him or his handlers.
GREAT article Jared!