Well, from TortsProfBlawg, there is this troubling story from the Union of Concerned Scientists. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, 18.4% of scientists responding to the survey and working for the FDA stated that they "have been asked, for non-scientific reasons, to inappropriately exclude or alter technical information or their conclusions in a FDA scientific document."
Not only that, but 61% of the respondents said that they knew of cases where political appointees had inappropriately interjected themselves into FDA determinations. Almost half, 47%, think that the "FDA routinely provides complete and accurate information to the public." Furthermore,
Based on this, the Bush Administration wants to support pre-empting state laws that would bolster this? That would afford people some protection? Ok, now I am concerned.
81 percent agreed that the "public would be better served if the independence and authority of FDA post-market safety systems were strengthened."
70 percent disagree with the statement that FDA has sufficient resources to perform effectively its mission of "protecting public health…and helping to get accurate science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health