“One important task before President Obama is shoring up the Food and Drug Administration. ” The Journal said that the “FDA seems to have received a undeniable disdain for its own rules, to say not anything of its meant role” and added that “last year, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association laid out how corrupt analysis practices had helped lead to vigorous sales of the painkiller Vioxx. ” Concluding, the paper said, “President Obama must opposite these sorry advancements. Dr.
Margaret Hamburg, his choice to head the FDA, must, if proven, be a fierce protector of scientific integrity as well as bigger transparency, ensuring that medical doctors’ ties to trade are disclosed.