Attorney Ronald Laba’s Counterargument
The FDA approval process is inherently flawed because a drug’s risks are assessed only at the time the drug is initially approved for sale and the threshold for approval is quite low. A false sense of security is created with FDA approval: most problems with prescription drugs come to light only after already being on the market for many years and being ingested by millions of people. In many ways, the drug manufacturers are supposed to police themselves. This can lead to tragedy.