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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:12 AM
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Exclamation Proheart6 -- USA Today Editorial

http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/...-dru.html#more
USA Today Editorial Board June 17, 2008

Our view on drug safety: FDA vet tracks dog deaths, gets smeared in the process -- Tale of ProHeart 6 raises questions about who calls the shots at agency.

"The most troubling aspect of this is the effect it will inevitably have on other FDA safety officers. After seeing what can happen when someone gathers evidence that a drug is unsafe, what safety officers wouldn't think twice about risking their careers by antagonizing powerful companies?
That's a terribly dangerous way to run a drug safety process that can ultimately mean life or death to animals and humans alike."
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Old June 18th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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Thanks for sharing. It is terrible what can happen to those who speak out on issues that are potentially dangerous.
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Whistle Blowers are unfortunately raked through the coals by these large companies. It reminds me of the movie Insider which I saw a few nights ago.

It makes you wonder how many things there are out there that aren't safe for us or our pets that we just don't know about because people are too afraid to speak out.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 09:32 AM
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Yes, I have worked with a number of whistle blowers, and it is incredible the amount of harassment and intimidation they face. Thank goodness there are still some who have enough strength of character to stand up to it.
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Whistle Blowers are unfortunately raked through the coals by these large companies. It reminds me of the movie Insider which I saw a few nights ago.

It makes you wonder how many things there are out there that aren't safe for us or our pets that we just don't know about because people are too afraid to speak out.
well, its not just our pets who are suffering because of that mentality. :sad:

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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:26 AM
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Excellent point -- we and our children are also!
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