Sunday, July 20, 2008

FDA Looking for Recruits

FDA Launches Fellowship Program To Develop Pipeline Of Scientists, Other Professionals

Article Date: 19 Jul 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it is launching a two-year fellowship program aimed at attracting scientists, engineers and health professionals to the agency. The FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program will provide participants with advanced training in the scientific analysis involved in the safety and regulatory decisions unique to the agency's mission.

"Attracting the best scientists to FDA helps us make timely decisions and give doctors and patients helpful and accurate advice about treatment options. And timely decisions encourage more investment in developing new drugs and better medical devices," said Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Tevi D. Troy. "The FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program will not only bring great fellows in the door, but encourage them to make FDA their career."

I find this completely hilarious. And so telling don't you think? They are not brave enough to make the right decisions by standing up to special interest groups, but are brave enough to say they are in trouble. Trouble indeed for future government which means trouble for us. Even more mistakes, ineptness.