Sometimes the truth hurts, but it can also be funny as is shown by this animation by Consumer’s Union that pokes a little fun at the drug industry while encouraging folks to contact their legislators and asking them to support the FACT Act.
First we learn that Vioxx increases the risk of heart attacks. Now, we learn that Merck may have had research, as early as 2000, that uncovered these problems, but didn’t make it known to the public. It is time to end this secrecy.
Tell Congress to support the FACT Act, requiring drug companies to make public all the results of their clinical trials so we’ll know about potentially harmful side effects. And it must create an independent office of drug safety in the Food and Drug Administration to ensure quick action is taken when safety concerns are raised.
After launching the video the site handily provides you with the opportunity to fill in a form and have an email sent to your representatives detailing your support for the FACT Act. This is good legislation that the drug companies do not want to see enacted so, needless to say, I encourage everyone to support it.
Via Boing Boing.