Saturday, September 25, 2004

One day without corruption, please?

One day I'll read through the newspapers of the day and find that nobody in the Bush administration has been busted for illegal, unethical, and/or unAmerican activities. That day was not today:

A Food and Drug Administration medical officer was told by top agency officials to delete material on the risks of antidepressant drugs from records he was submitting to Congress and then to conceal the deletions, according to documents released yesterday at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

A bipartisan House panel said the FDA also repeatedly prevented Andrew D. Mosholder from disclosing his conclusions that the medications increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior among children, potentially delaying the issuance of a public warning. During the day-long hearing, legislators repeatedly accused the agency of obfuscating the risks, slowing action and subjecting Mosholder to harassment.

Big pharma owns both parties, but count on the Bush Administration to really throw any faint notion of decency out the window by helping to endanger children. These guys are ruthless, there's no doubt about that.

There's always tomorrow...

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