I couldn’t resist. As reported by AP News on 10-13-09 , the FDA found vials of drugs, manufactured by Cerezyme, that contain harmful substances. Infected drugs are:  Cerezyme, Fabrazyme, Myozyme, Aldurazyme and Thyrogen.

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that bits of steel, rubber and fiber found in vials of drugs used to treat rare enzyme disorders could cause serious adverse health effects for patients.

Despite those problems, the FDA said the products would remain on the market, because there are few alternative treatments.

It’s exciting that this administration wants to take over American health care. This follows another incident in June as reported

The FDA announcement is the second case of contamination for the Cambridge, Mass.-based company this year. In June, Genzyme was forced to shut down a key production facility due to viral contamination.

I guess the same old rule applies. Take action after the company is sued for wrongful death. Even then they would try to settle and keep it on the market. Fortunately for Cerezyme, their Board of Directors’ seem well connected.

Henri A. Termeer (Chairman)

Deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s board of directors

Richard F. Syron

Director at Freddie Mac from 2003-2008. Served as president of both the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, and he played a major role in restructuring New England’s banking system following the crises of the early 1990s. He has served as deputy assistant secretary of the United States Treasury, principal assistant to Federal Reserve Chairman Paul A. Volcker, and has held several economic, research, policy and managerial positions in state and national government.

Senator Connie Mack III

Served as a United States Senator from the state of Florida from January 1989 until January 2001. After leaving the Senate, he served as senior policy advisor in the government relations practice at Shaw Pittman

Take it for what it’s worth. Maybe having an ex-senator and one former CEO of Freddie Mac and one current federal reserve bank officials doesn’t have anything to do with allowing this company to continue putting poison on the market. This is the kind of transparency the Obama administration is becoming known for. This is from the administration that wants to take over American everything, but obviously can’t run American anything.