FDA ill-equipped to handle off-label marketing
Also from the following article: The FDA has 44 employees responsible for reviewing almost 70,000 ads per year.
WASHINGTON - When a state trooper pulls over a speeding motorist, the officer usually writes out a ticket on the spot.
When federal regulators catch a drug company peddling prescription medications for an unapproved use, it takes them an average of seven months to issue a warning, according to a draft report by congressional investigators. It typically takes four more months for the company to fix the problem. During that time, a lot of prescriptions can be written. [And many millions of taxpayer dollars can be spent on those prescriptions. - JCL]