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Maybe this explains the FDA's bumbling response to pet food contamination



 
 
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Old April 22nd 07, 02:57 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
FurPaw
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Default Maybe this explains the FDA's bumbling response to pet food contamination

No wonder the FDA seems to be bumbling through this pet food
contamination debacle - everyone there must have one eye on his
or her ass.

http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2.../d8ol79og0.txt

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What she was doing _ trying to do, at least _ was her job: She
kept count of side effects from animal drugs for the Food and
Drug Administration. She made tallies, analyzed numbers, and
alerted supervisors when something seemed amiss.

And something seemed amiss that spring of 2004.

A big drug maker had crafted what seemed a star performer in
Proheart 6, a three-year-old injected drug to prevent heartworm,
the common parasite in dogs. Hampshire's numbers showed, though,
that dogs were dying at alarming rates.

What happened next _ and the price she paid for speaking up _
have spurred a U.S. Senate inquiry and shined a spotlight on the
complex topography of drug safety, where interests collide like
tectonic plates and squeeze decisions from all sides.
/quote

The article goes on to describe how Victoria Hampshire, the FDA
whistle blower who identified the problem with Proheart6, was
railroaded out of her job and sidelined when she dared to stand
up to the Wyeth goliath. It's an interesting, if very troubling,
read.

FurPaw

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Old April 22nd 07, 03:07 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Lynne
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Default Maybe this explains the FDA's bumbling response to pet food contamination

on Sun, 22 Apr 2007 01:57:16 GMT, FurPaw wrote:

It's an interesting, if very troubling, read.


I stumbled over that article today, too. Very disturbing, however not very
surprising.

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We are brave enough to bend to cry
And sad enough to know
We must laugh again"

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Old April 24th 07, 02:17 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
Tara
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Default Maybe this explains the FDA's bumbling response to pet food contamination

FurPaw wrote in news:04adnU7YAv-
:

http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2.../d8ol79og0.txt

I was just going to post this article uin response to something in another
forum, and now the article isn't there.

Damn.

Of I go a googling....

Tara
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Old April 24th 07, 02:48 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
FurPaw
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Default Maybe this explains the FDA's bumbling response to pet food contamination

Tara wrote:
FurPaw wrote in news:04adnU7YAv-
:

http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2.../d8ol79og0.txt

I was just going to post this article uin response to something in another
forum, and now the article isn't there.

Damn.

Of I go a googling....


It's reprinted he
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18137930/

FurPaw

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