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Idea well there's a very unusual and very public feud going on at the FDA.
The issue boiled over on the front page of the Wall Street Journal today according to the journal.
There's disagreement inside the agency over the safety of popular hypertension drugs now some of the drugs.
May be linked may.
Be linked to higher cancer rates with us now doctor -- Iraq -- -- -- thanks for coming and I am so glad you did help us with this story tonight.
I want to show folks the drugs were talking about because it's very likely that a lot of the folks who watch this show are actually on these medications.
You can see the brand names right here.
Now -- -- just a moment.
How -- these drugs work.
So he's a group of -- they block -- attempting -- from final two through sector and taking effect.
And you can think she -- and naturally occurring substance in your body that constructs for narrows blood vessels and increases your blood pressure.
So welcome these ERBs as blocking for example the key for entry -- key hole and -- as a fact.
So this is gonna help your we'll bring down your blood pressure at the end of the day that's a simple that description out of what they do.
But what -- dangers that are being reported now help me understand that.
So this stupid -- this has -- taken by millions of Americans make possibly now be linked to an increased rate of having cancer.
In particular lung cancer the person involved in this whistle blowing case as we call it.
On believe that this may increase the risk of lung cancer by up to 30%.
Wow so you.
And this guy is out there by himself there what's a study in the lancet.
Which is a big medical journal that show -- might be problems with these drugs they also reported an 11% greater chance of some kind of problem with cancer.
But then the FDA aching back and study -- said -- the magazines along now what do you make of that.
So that is correct and there's only three reasons in my mind -- FDA's ignoring this either political.
It's either stupidity or that they don't have the manpower to do this and this is not acceptable for any of these reasons when he comes to human.
-- -- -- Well you know I just can't imagine why this is going on doctor -- but I have to tell you the FDA and drug approval is not -- you wanna see disagreement of this type.
I mean it's either a drug that -- produces cancer or it is not a drug that produces cancer why can't they answer the question to everybody's satisfaction.
And that's -- this should be based on science not politics or some other types of reasons.
We need to figure out what exactly is going on in -- -- the people critiquing the -- -- DC but -- -- had to drive.
How would this be a political issue I just don't understand other than the fact that.
I guess -- the FDA.
Is it once a big budget increase next year they're not getting a lot of it from taxpayers.
They get some of this and I hate to say that says you know.
But they get a lot of money from the industry itself.
Do you think it's possible that they're just trying to keep the industry happy because there are a lot of very big pharmaceutical companies that make these drugs.
That's -- -- this group but drugs generates about seven point six billion dollars a year in sales.
So there is a possibility we haven't seen called lies damn lies and statistics still may not -- that somebody's.
You know -- -- -- cracked we're hiding something maybe the rose colored glasses that they decide to look through them.
Now I -- a -- the FDA budget three point eight billion employees almost 141000.
They're looking for a big increase in money.
And they may just get it from the industry itself.
Doctor -- thanks for coming on tonight really appreciate your time great job.
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