FDA started approving drugs that have been around long before the FDA was established and now their prices are soaring.
There are about 1,000 medications on the market that predate the existence of the Food and Drug Administration and therefore were never approved. FDA official Deborah Autor spoke to CBS News as head of the office of unapproved drugs. “Well, for me, unapproved drugs present current risks,” Autor said. “We don’t know what’s in them. We don’t know if they’re going to work properly. We don’t know how they’re made and that’s a real concern.”
Hundreds of thousands of people take Colchicine each year. The FDA said over the past 40 years, 169 deaths have been linked to the medication. A company called URL Pharma decided it would take the ancient drug, sold for 10 cents a pill, and test it as part of an FDA program to either approve these drugs or get them off the market.
Colchicine is a drug that treats gout. Now that the FDA is regulating Colchicine prices went up from $0.04 per pill to $5.00! – because only companies that are certified by the FDA can make this drug.
Facts: One of the companies that produces Colchicine is URL PHARMA. URL PHARMA was sold for a whopping 800 million dollars. Dr. Richard Roberts was the former chairman of a pharmaceuticals company URL Pharma.
Dr. Roberts is the force behind the movement against the Lakewood anti- vaxer parents. He clearly benefits from the government’s over regulation of drugs. Is he impartial enough to dictate to Lakewood parents and schools how to deal with vaccines?
- (Submitted article )