The Day of New London, Conn., has a nice article on Dr. Peter Rost’s bid for FDA commissioner. Here’s an excerpt referencing our interview with Peter:
If Pfizer Inc. were to describe its worst nightmare, it might very well be seeing former company whistleblower Peter Rost become commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
So guess who is actively seeking the FDA’s top post?…
Rost said he is looking for a shakeup of the FDA, including a reorienting of the agency’s priorities from serving the drug industry to helping American citizens.
“That means the agency would focus not only on the fastest and most efficient processing of new drug applications, but would also ensure that unsafe drugs are taken off the market or labeling (is) revised in a more timely manner,” Rost said in an interview this week with eDrugSearch. com, which endorsed his candidacy.
Some of Rost’s most controversial stances include his views on reimportation of drugs from Canada, which he approves, and his opposition to direct-to-consumer advertising.
“advertising is not part of a ‘free market’ – it is part of manipulation of consumers who don’t know better and doctors who give the patient whatever they ask for,” Rost said.