Big Pharma’s Influence in Shaping the U.S. Medical Model

Big Pharma’s Influence in Shaping the U.S. Medical Model

The United States is the most medicated country in the world, with 70 percent of Americans using at least one prescription drug daily. The U.S. also has the highest rates of obesity, heart disease, childhood illness, and autoimmune disease, yet it often touts its health care and medical research as the best in the world.1 The […]

Robert Califf Heads FDA Again Despite Financial Ties to Pharma

Robert Califf Heads FDA Again Despite Financial Ties to Pharma

Robert M. Califf, MD was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a vote of 50-46 on Feb. 15, 2022. Dr. Califf’s financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry was cited by some Senators as a reason they could not support his appointment. Similar concerns were expressed […]