15 Total Quotes

Sidney Wolfe Quotes

They are kinder and gentler to the industry than the Office of Drug Safety has traditionally wanted to be. I don't see this changing.
Sidney Wolfe
#Office

Every week, more than a thousand patients are killed in American hospitals as a result of negligence.
Sidney Wolfe
#Hospitals

There's this halo, sacrosanct idea of gene therapy, that no one could be involved unless they're completely trustworthy, that maybe left more blinders on than in other areas.
Sidney Wolfe
#Therapy

be able to get away with twisting the truth a little bit, enough to convince patients to go to their doctors [and] to convince their doctors to prescribe the drug.
Sidney Wolfe
#Truth

Advertising of prescription drugs is too important to be left to industry themselves,
Sidney Wolfe
#Advertising

A critical part of improving the system for drug safety is remembering, admitting and learning from past mistakes.
Sidney Wolfe
#Learning

It is the Food and Drug Administration's job to immediately and coherently tell consumers about the risks associated with the drugs they put into their bodies, ... The agency has once again failed in this responsibility.
Sidney Wolfe
#Food

It is the Food and Drug Administration's job to immediately and coherently tell consumers about the risks associated with the drugs they put into their bodies, ... The agency has once again failed in this responsibility. These drugs need much stronger warnings, especially a black box warning such as the one we have proposed.
Sidney Wolfe
#Food

FDA is no longer able to make the kinds of demands for scientific information and validation of safety that they used to, on people who are selling food supplements,
Sidney Wolfe
#Information

FDA is no longer able to make the kinds of demands for scientific information and validation of safety that they used to, on people who are selling food supplements.
Sidney Wolfe
#Information

To put out a guideline that reiterates existing law and regulations is a stunt.
Sidney Wolfe
#Law

It's one of the leading causes of drug-related deaths. And it has almost no benefit. It is a very lousy painkiller.
Sidney Wolfe
#Causes

There's no unique evidence of any benefit, and there's still persistent evidence of risk.
Sidney Wolfe
#Risk

It is an extremely dangerous drug, and it's just reckless for any company to be selling it, and it's reckless in the extreme for the FDA to allow this to stay on the market.
Sidney Wolfe
#Company

The accidental deaths are people who are taking the drug for a very long period of time. These are people who are at, or slightly higher than, the recommended dose. The NPX lasts longer in the blood, and it is the one that is so toxic.
Sidney Wolfe
#People