Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf is pushing the agency to expand its crackdown on health-related misinformation, according to an interview with The Associated Press, despite the agency’s own record of allegedly misleading Americans.
The agency’s misinformation crackdown is already underway, with the FDA making online posts, YouTube videos and Twitter threads addressing perceived medical misinformation. Califf called for the effort to be expanded, according to the AP, citing a perceived rise in health misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 virus and vaccine.
“We’re now in a 24/7 sea of information without a user guide for people out there in society,” Califf told the AP. “So this requires us to change the way we communicate.”
However, the agency itself has been accused of engaging in health misinformation, including its approval of an OxyContin label suggesting the drug’s slow-release formula made it less addictive, according to OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma’s 2007 plea deal agreement.
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You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y'all. Stop it. https://t.co/TWb75xYEY4— U.S. FDA (@US_FDA) August 21, 2021