FDA corrupt, beholden

Reader Input
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I was very glad to see Jack Hertel’s input today (Reader Input, Dec. 29) about how bad the FDA is, and I concur totally. I have been beating this drum for a while and it’s nice to see that someone else knows about it, also. It’s not just prescription drugs that they blithely approve, but psychotropic, mind-altering drugs that cause violence and suicide. In addition to those crimes (which are many), the FDA has been in collusion for years with the ADA (American Dental Association), lying and saying how safe the mercury-laden amalgam fillings are that have been poisoning Americans for the last 100 years. Besides infertility, birth defects and a myriad of other reproductive ills, mercury is also known to cause neurological and systemic diseases. Yet, the FDA continues to put out the lies about how safe these fillings are, even though they are made up of 50 percent mercury! They refuse to classify it as an “implant” in the body (which it actually is), because they know they can’t prove it’s safe. The FDA is actually worse than a company that puts out these poisonous products, because they are supposed to be protecting us from them. It is one of the most corrupt agencies in the government and is owned by drug companies and whoever else will line its pockets, and I agree with Mr. Hertel that it must be gotten rid of. Marcia Winborne-Graven, Lake of the Pines