Talk:Food and Drug Administration

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Bovine growth hormone[edit]

For all I know, the bovine growth hormone (rBST) issue is a food scare. "Hormones in milk" is a misconception, because the hormone does not pass into the milk. rBST and non-rBST milk is chemically identical. The only difference is that rBST cows do not have to calve to keep producing milk. Even if by some accident the hormone did get into the milk, it would be digested and decomposed before being absorbed. --Tweenk (talk) 01:02, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

If it's anything like human growth hormone, we've nothing to fear, as we aren't cows. That said, there's a lot of estrogen and testosterone in cows, and yeah, that can affect us.--User:Brxbrx/sig 01:16, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

Unconstitional and corrupt[edit]

The FDA is unconstitional. It is also corrupt. Talsley (talk) 15:49, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for your highly researched, detailed and specific contribution fully outlining your point in a witty as well as comprehensive style. Scarlet A.pngpostate 15:51, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
You are welcome. Talsley (talk) 15:52, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Studies have been "made up"?[edit]

The article says that the studies have been made up, but then proceeds to link to a list of such studies. Can someone source that the studies are false? Does anyone have an objection to my changing "made up" to just "made"? It seems to me that the studies are accurate, so unless someone can source their inaccuracies, it shouldn't be in the article. Also, the reason given " but political realities are that the FDA would suffer greater political penalties from approving bad drugs than it suffers from disapproving good ones" seems to imply that the studies are true. Or at least it doesn't fit with "but".Ike (talk) 03:53, 3 September 2014 (UTC)