FDA review of drugs flawed at the getgo. The agency relies and always has -- on the sponsor (pharmaceutical company) of the drug (those independent of the company/profits need not apply) to provide the science demonstrating their product's safety and efficacy. Iin other words, the fox has been guarding this hen house since day one. Not about one political party or another.
Used to be that the FDA was about safety first and foremost! Truth on efficacy predictably found its way to the forefront by use.
Wonder how many know about America's Poison Control Centers. Originally was government run, well-respected and as Americana as apple pie. However after funding dried up -- the big powerful pharmaceutical companies picked em up and ran with them.
Last heard Bayer (big in pesticides) for example funds the Pittsburgh Poison Control Center. Wouldn't be relying too much on the data out of these places.
Mr. Yuck has gotten a whole lot yuckier.