Author Archives: John McGregor

Pharma-Funded FDA Gets Drugs Out Faster, But Some Work Only ‘Marginally’ and Most Are Pricey

The pharma-funded system at the FDA is becoming more prevalent and, because of the funding structure now in place, will not be easy to unpick. With such a large proportion of the drug regulation budget deriving directly from drug makers, and more input from drug makers at every stage in the process, the divide between the FDA and drug makers is rapidly shrinking.


When Labor isn’t Labor and Liberals aren’t Liberal

As Victoria prepares for the coming state election, Labor is likely to win despite its public corruption and lack of accountability to working people. In the absence of any decent opposition, “teal” independents opposing the Labor party without the baggage of the conservative Liberal Party will help to protect traditionally anti-Labor seats.