60 Minutes Blows the Lid Off the FDA’s Trasylol Scandal

February 18, 2008 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 60 Minutes Blows the Lid Off the FDA’s Trasylol Scandal
60 Minutes told the world last night that FDA ineptitude over the heart-bypass drug Trasylol cost 1,000 American lives a month, killing at least 22,000 Americans while the FDA dragged its feet. Yes it’s true, I don’t have as much clout as 60 Minutes – as I broke the same story over a year ago. I’m just happy to see the truth start to come out and that there are people actually interested.

The reason 22,000 Americans had to die was so that the FDA wouldn’t look bad. FDA leadership, under the guidance of Andrew von Eschenbach, was also acting to protect Bayer from an avalanche of lawsuits. It is not simply an administrative mistake that so many lives were lost. Sure it was stupid. It was also intentional. It is high time that those in drug companies or the FDA who knowingly and recklessly kill Americans are held accountable.

Unfortunately for Americans, the Trasylol case is one of many current drug scandals that the FDA is trying to contain, many of which involve high numbers of deaths or destroyed quality of life. FDA incompetence goes beyond comprehension - a complete betrayal of the American people woven into a long-term culture of an insideously corrupt organization. If you wish to understand the history read my book, Fight for Your Health: Exposing the FDA's Betrayal of America.

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