Posted by detroitpistons on March 15, 2010, at 20:18:55
In reply to Re: My letter to the FDA » detroitpistons, posted by Phillipa on March 15, 2010, at 19:25:58
I know I'm wasting my time with this. It's next to impossible to mobilize enough people to actually raise a stink over this. Not enough people seem to care anyways, or they're just too ill and preoccupied. You need big canons to pierce the armor of the bureaucracy. I think a lot of people over at the FDA are probably just puppets of big pharma. At least I tried though. At least I asked questions.
Keep in mind that the response that I posted was just from the general mailbox. I guess I really didn't expect much out of that, but the response really friggin pissed me off. "We can't make them make products." Bulls**t!! You can make them make small dose sizes when it's in the interest of public safety! I didn't include one part of my response because I felt stupid about saying it, but I said that I would think about making phone calls to 20/20, Dateline, etc and I also said that I know a lot of young attorneys eager to make names for themselves. Does anybody reading this deny that this is a drug safety issue and that it should fall squarely on the shoulders of the FDA? I bet there have been suicides over withdrawal, but I just can't prove it.
Anyways, I was just playing around with that general mailbox. The ace up my sleeve is the other email address that I sent messages too. I didn't say anything impolite to him. He's Dr. Thomas Laughren, a psychiatrist and director for psychiatric products. I wonder if he'll actually respond. I wonder what he will say. I'll tell you what...If he doesn't respond to me, I won't stop trying to contact him. I have his phone number, fax and email address.
I think I have a pretty solid argument. There's absolutely NO science behind this. Is there? Shouldn't there be? How can they answer that? What can they possibly say to me? Dr. Laughren is a scientist and I asked him scientific questions. All I want is some answers. I want to know why there is no research or attention to this. Ultimately, all I want is for them to acknowledge the severity and frequency of withdrawal and just provide us with some smaller doses. That's it!!
Deep breaths. LOL :)
> Nice that you got a reply but reminds me of doc in NYC that reported just in his practice 120 cases of spontaneous femur fractures from oral biophosphinates and due to the fact that the replaced bone was cruppling no plates could be attached just rods placed in. He also got a nice letter. And I just got a notification in nursing newsletter that FDA had deemed them safe for now but further studies were being done. Phillipa