Did the FDA [Purdue Pharma, & a “group of experts” collude to] ignite the opioid epidemic?
We found out that a group of experts and FDA and pharmaceutical companies were having private meetings and at these meetings, changing the rules for how opioids get approved.
He filed Freedom of Information Act Requests. In email after email between the FDA, Big Pharma and consultants, he learned of closed-door meetings at luxury hotels, like this Four Seasons in Washington, DC, where for $35,000 a piece, drug makers paid consultants to, “sit at a small table with the FDA,” “hobnobbing with the regulators.” Emails show one participant worrying it might be seen as “pay to play.”
Original Article (CBS News):
Did the FDA ignite the opiod crisis?
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