Today however, we have to talk about the latest collaboration between our government and Gilead. I'm just going to cut and paste this off of Biospace. It is too unbelievable to try and edit down.
Judge Morrow’s ruling suggests the FDA advised Gilead how to conceal unfavorable clinical trial results and coached them on what to say to get those unfavorable results spun in such a way that the FDA deemed them sufficient to approve the drug,” said Michael Weinstein, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President.This takes us back to the Ben Goldacre initiative to increase transparency in clinical trials. If this isn't a good reason to push for such legislation I don't know what is. Not only do we need greater access to ALL clinical trial data to help doctors, scientists and patients make sound medical decisions, we need to know if the FDA is advising the pharmaceutical company on how to hide data!