Do you inherently trust the FDA? If so, you might want to ask yourself what is the basis for that trust? Apparently, the FDA is not a FDA (full disclosure agency). In order to fully inform yourself, acquaint yourself with the following article complete with links. You might also want to ask yourself why this information was likely never reported by your local news outlets.
So, let’s get this straight. The federal government shields Pfizer from liability. Gives it billions of dollars. Makes Americans take its product. But won’t let you see the data supporting its product’s safety and efficacy. Who does the government work for?
If this still perplexes you, you don't have to look very far to try and figure out whose side the FDA is really on. If you're an FDA commissioner whose track record is favorable toward the drug companies, guess where your next job will likely be at?
You Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours
It pays well in the long run, to work at the FDA, then move on to work for the pharmaceutical industry.
In fact, 9 out of the last 10 FDA commissioners—representing nearly four decades of agency leadership—have gone on to work for pharmaceutical companies. The lone exception, David Kessler, joined the ranks in academia before eventually settling in his current position as chair of the board of directors at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit nutritional science advocacy group.