AstroTurfing the PharmaShill Gambit

July 2, 2009

Sorry, just a linky-lurve but you have to see this. Stephanie Z and a minion or two over at Almost Diamonds are giving hell to operatives of some homeopath supply house over the Zicam/Zinc/anosmia debacle.
An example of the antiFDA, antiBigPharmaAieee!! silliness is here:

How can you possibly fully support the FDA? Look at all of the terrible antipsychotics, SSRIs, and other drugs that are being fully approved to be prescribed for 20-30 years of use, when they have only been studied for on average 2 weeks. The FDA approves brain altering drugs, and they are prescribed to children, often 3-5 years old. People need to quit relying on the FDA to tell them what is safe, because they aren’t doing a great job. They do a good job, but not a great one. Vaccines, Antidepressants, and on and on, are dangerous, but fully approved because they make big money.

Go Play.

No Responses Yet to “AstroTurfing the PharmaShill Gambit”

  1. antipodean Says:

    I don’t think they need our help. The astroturfers have been slapped around pretty good already.

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  2. Prozac Says:

    The FDA needs facilities to conduct its own trials, rather than depending on outside companies. Not to mention pay better attention to existing trials.

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