To: The United States House of Representatives
FDA & BIG PHARMA
Reform the way the FDA is funded and staffed in order to reduce the influence of big pharmaceutical companies and make this agency accountable to some form of oversight.
Why is this important?
Currently the FDA is mostly funded by application fees
submitted by big pharmaceutical corporations for approval of their newest drugs. Its top tier officials are also former execs from these same companies. The FDA operates autonomously with no accountability to any branch of government, yet they're responsible for our public health. Time for reform!