It is amazing the political ramifications that some healthcare issues can raise. Remember folks, all politics is local. This editorial is from the Wall Street Journal which is known to have a conservative editorial page but this doesn’t look like a conservative/liberal fight. What do you think?
The news did not make it to the front pages, but on Feb. 28 a powerful member of the U.S. Senate launched an attack on the Food and Drug Administration, the drug companies and the desperate cancer patients they treat.
Charles Grassley (R., Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, requested that the Government Accountability Office launch an inquiry into whether the FDA behaved appropriately in granting the “accelerated approval” of Avastin, a drug for treating women with metastatic breast cancer. Mr. Grassley’s action will have a catastrophic effect on America’s ability to develop new drugs.
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