Shuren: American Guinea Pig

“we don’t use our people as guinea pigs in the US.”

Last month, FDA device chief Jeff Shuren committed a diplomatic faux pas. While speaking with reporters about varying approval standards and safety issues in the US and Europe, he quoted a surgeon who supposedly said “under the EU system, the public are being used as guinea pigs.” And then he added his own two cents by saying that “we don’t use our people as guinea pigs in the US.” http://www.pharmalot.com/2011/02/ec-official-to-fda-official-whos-a-guinea-pig/

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