BLOGSCAN - "Regulatory Capture," Heparin and the FDA

On the Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma blog, Dr Howard Brody discusses the recent case of toxic heparin (see our most recent post here) in terms of "regulatory capture" of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Regulatory capture occurs when a regulatory agency starts to view those whom it is supposed to regulate as clients (rather than viewing the general public as its client). More comments on this issue by Dr James Gaulte can be read on the Retired Doc's Thoughts blog.