Global Vaccine Safety and the FDA

A recent announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raises some interesting questions about the ways in which we track vaccine safety. The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research has declared its intention to launch a new program titled the “Global Regulatory Utilization of Vaccine Safety and Surveillance (GRUVSS) initiative.” The aim of … Continue reading

Update – Action Alert: Protect the FDA Whistleblowers!

The National Whistleblowers Center (NWC) has issued an appeal to end the harassment of health and safety whistleblowers. As we wrote last week, whistleblowers at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have suffered secret surveillance, harassment, and dismissal after informing Congress that the FDA was approving risky medical devices that could lead to cancer and … Continue reading

Notes on a Scandal: Blowing the Whistle on the FDA

A short while ago, we blogged about a 2006 report in which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Science Board concluded that, among other things, “The FDA cannot fulfill its mission because its scientific base has eroded and its scientific organizational structure is weak.”  The report further stated that the FDA’s “scientific workforce does not … Continue reading