There are times when I wonder if the people put into administrative and bureaucratic roles in our government are either evil, or simply incompetent. I’m going to have to go with “Evil” on this one.
Remdesivir may be the most despised drug in American history, earning the nickname Run Death Is Near for its lethal record during COVID. Experts claimed that it would stop COVID; instead, it stopped kidney function, then blasted the liver and other organs. Now this reviled destroyer of kidneys has been approved by the FDA for COVID treatment of kidney patients. Does anybody else feel as if the FDA is shoving its power in our faces and laughing at us?
That’s right, a drug known for killing people’s kidneys is now approved by the FDA for treating kidney disease.
That’s like approving bullets for fighting lead poisoning.
One of my long-time internet pals is fond of remarking that every single commercial with the phrase “You may be entitled to compensation!” is for a product that the FDA had once approved. (Hi there Drum! I promise I’ll stop by and visit once I’m able to take that motorcycle trip!) The cancer that eventually felled my father was linked to exposure to Agent Orange, an FDA approved herbicide that the government swore up and down was perfectly safe to use in massive quantities around humans. The FDA was claiming that there was no way Agent Orange could cause cancer well into the 80s as vet after vet was coming down with cancer.
My horrible eyesight could be fixed with something called an Implantable Collamer Lens, or ICL for short. I’m not a candidate for Lasik surgery, but an ICL would do the trick. But the ICL that could help me hasn’t been approved by the FDA. If I had ten grand per eye I could go into Canada and have it done, but here in the USA? Not a chance, because the FDA says no.
But the FDA will approve a drug that destroys kidneys to treat kidneys. Hey, you know what this forest fire needs? MOAR GASOLINE!
Everyone in the group knows about the financial incentives that drove the hospital’s insistence on Remdesivir. The federal government paid hospitals a staggering 20 percent bonus on the entire hospital bill of patients treated with Remdesivir. They also handed out lavish extra payments for ventilating patients. And, perhaps most tellingly, the feds rewarded hospitals with more money for patients who died of COVID instead of those who were healed.
The FDA would happily shut down every organ in your body if it meant they got more money from the pharmaceutical companies. And that clearly puts them into the “evil” category. What other recent decisions have they made in order to rake in more of that filthy lucre?