Saturday, November 28, 2009

way to go, FDA, you show 'em!

The United Kingdom has banned opiate painkillers like Darvocet and Darvon, because of the high risk of overdose.

In the United States, the FDA has stopped short of banning the drugs, choosing instead to require a stronger warning label on all products containing propoxyphene.

After all, why shouldn't the big pharmaceutical companies continue to rake in the big bucks as long as there's a strong warning on the box? That fixes everything!

Way to go, FDA, you've shown your true colors once again.


BRUNO said...

I guess this action means that life & laws in the U.K. will be even MORE painful than it already is?

So now there'll be more opportunity for "mules" from the U.S. and other countries, to smuggle it in for sale on the black market.

It's just like the pseudoephedrine-supply for meth-cookers: If they can't get it HERE, they'll get it from across the Mexican and/or Canadian border. Just not as cheaply. And not always the same quality.

"Cut overhead, and base the price of the finished "rock" on supply & demand, just like any other CEO would do."

Ah-h-h, nothin' like good-ol' "Business-101" in todays' world, huh???

*Goddess* said...

I just finished watching "Alaska State Troopers" and ONE Oxycotin sells for $400. Now THAT'S supply & demand, baby!

BBC said...

Wouldn't know about any of that stuff being as I get along just fine without it.