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la roche price fixing of vitamins in 1989

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im not sure how true this is or if this actually happened but i read it in this book.

http://books.google.com/books?id=zWkhS7GPY...acy&f=false

also- http://books.google.com/books?id=iwQVvIsT9...acy&f=false

this is the same company that brought accutane to the market.

super shady people in this biz ill tell ya, umm every biz for that matter. and we still live in the same world, just to warn you. of course our vitamins are still pretty affordable, but you never know when someones gonna try something like this again.

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im not sure how true this is or if this actually happened but i read it in this book.

super shady people in this biz ill tell ya, umm every biz for that matter. and we still live in the same world, just to warn you. of course our vitamins are still pretty affordable, but you never know when someones gonna try something like this again.

Hell, I believe it. But then again I am generally distrustful of big business - anything where profit comes first. That's a skewed first step that ensures all steps that come after it are going to be bent, bent, bent.

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im not sure how true this is or if this actually happened but i read it in this book.

super shady people in this biz ill tell ya, umm every biz for that matter. and we still live in the same world, just to warn you. of course our vitamins are still pretty affordable, but you never know when someones gonna try something like this again.

Hell, I believe it. But then again I am generally distrustful of big business - anything where profit comes first. That's a skewed first step that ensures all steps that come after it are going to be bent, bent, bent.

True, but it's different with drug companies because:

  1. Their clinical research, including raw data, is subject to the scrutiny of FDA officials.
  2. Once a drug is released onto the market it is subject to testing by doctors and scientists around the world.
Incidentally, pharma-funded research is generally considered more robust than litigation-driven research:

http://bmartinmd.com/2010/02/litigation-driven-research.html

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im not sure how true this is or if this actually happened but i read it in this book.

super shady people in this biz ill tell ya, umm every biz for that matter. and we still live in the same world, just to warn you. of course our vitamins are still pretty affordable, but you never know when someones gonna try something like this again.

Hell, I believe it. But then again I am generally distrustful of big business - anything where profit comes first. That's a skewed first step that ensures all steps that come after it are going to be bent, bent, bent.

True, but it's different with drug companies because:

  1. Their clinical research, including raw data, is subject to the scrutiny of FDA officials.
  2. Once a drug is released onto the market it is subject to testing by doctors and scientists around the world.
Incidentally, pharma-funded research is generally considered more robust than litigation-driven research:

http://bmartinmd.com/2010/02/litigation-driven-research.html

The FDA? You mean that powerless organization that is mostly run by the bigwigs in the food and drug industry? The organization that takes the "studies" performed by these companies on their own products at face value? The organization that doesn't even think you should have to label GMO products? I scoff at the FDA!

:)

But seriously, yeah, they're useless.

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im not sure how true this is or if this actually happened but i read it in this book.

super shady people in this biz ill tell ya, umm every biz for that matter. and we still live in the same world, just to warn you. of course our vitamins are still pretty affordable, but you never know when someones gonna try something like this again.

Hell, I believe it. But then again I am generally distrustful of big business - anything where profit comes first. That's a skewed first step that ensures all steps that come after it are going to be bent, bent, bent.

True, but it's different with drug companies because:

  1. Their clinical research, including raw data, is subject to the scrutiny of FDA officials.
  2. Once a drug is released onto the market it is subject to testing by doctors and scientists around the world.
Incidentally, pharma-funded research is generally considered more robust than litigation-driven research:

http://bmartinmd.com/2010/02/litigation-driven-research.html

The FDA? You mean that powerless organization that is mostly run by the bigwigs in the food and drug industry? The organization that takes the "studies" performed by these companies on their own products at face value? The organization that doesn't even think you should have to label GMO products? I scoff at the FDA!

:)

But seriously, yeah, they're useless.

Yes, their might be some issues with the fda.

FDA Scientists Ask Obama to Restructure Drug Agency

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123142562104564381.html

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