I am all for safe, effective medications don't get me wrong. But I wouldn't be surprised that a lot of promising drugs get bogged down in FDA testing/regulations etc. to the point where it is a waste of money for the company to continue developing it.
well that's true too but what drives wifey crazy is the level of cronyism, nespotism, good ole boy network and politics that goes on in an industry that you would think would be mostly meritocracy and only a little bit of the other stuff. The stories she tells me of senior scientist's pettiness and back stabbing is astounding. Like Wally said, i've said too much.
Yeah, it really was. Until they identified what lab, and where it was distributed. I was waiting to wake up w/ a 105 fever, in a puddle of piss, while not knowing my own name. I mean I miss college and all, but WTF.
I can't imagine getting medication that's supposed to help you. To instead be unintentionally infected w/ something as horrible as meningitis. That's unacceptable, and should never happen, but it does. Those poor people.
I've been in the field my entire career dating back to the late 70s. It has many interesting facets. Most drugs never see the light of day from development to actaul approval. Also need to figure about 10 years to reach launch too and could cost millions to billion depending on the drug.
Sure there's ups and downs. Side effects and many, mnay trials.
The thing that always disturbs me the most though is the facination the FDA has with blind tests utilizing placebos in clinicals for prople known to be terminally ill. Its a death sentence for some part of the population. When its kids involved, it breaks my heart.
I fully understand the need to keep snake oil off the pharmacy shelves....but for crying out loud dont do that to the terminally ill. Give them a shot at least..
Anyway, said more than I should. It's close to my heart for those that have viewed my video will know.