#52286, yes, you certainly misquoted me already once, and took my partial sentence to an extreme out of context.
I have worked administrating a care facility for 5 years. I have worked consistently in that time with TWO major licensing investigative goverment STATE agencies, who often conflicted with each other directly, in some cases. Yet, we had to maintain a license from BOTH to operate, as we were providing care for both the mentally ill, mentally retarded, AND elderly populations. Therefore, I have both a healthy TRUST, MISTRUST, and skepticism of ALL government agencies. I understand government agencies, politics, and so on, very well. You can bet that it's the men with the money that will push the most rope, and if you in any way endanger them, their profits, or their operations, you will find that someone in the government agency structure your sudden enemy. In essence, the same as most of you are alluding to, which is that the F.D.A., element(s) there-of, are perhaps 'influenced' or on the payoff payroll of some pharmacartel, then again, the nature of the government is to govern... and thus rules are rules, and rules must be followed. If one doesn't like the game, leave the table, find another game, or just stop playing... if you LEAVE the U.S. you only have to be concerned about another set of rules, perhaps the U.N., and someday for sure, if not some areas NOW.
Would I trust government agencies? How many of you have read how the CEO, a woman, of Quantas Airlines was stopped and held for 4 hours as a "suspected terrorist" when she was trying to fly out of the U.S. to return to Australia??? She had numerous plans on aircraft design, etc. She finally signed a peice of paper stating she was the CEO of Quantas Airlines before the goonsquad would let her go... she knew how these robotons think, and are trained... so she did the paper thing.
IT's ALL about paperwork often times... a thing we imperfect human beings and students of life are not always PERFECT at, but when dealing with THE GOV. your PAPERWORK better be arranged PERFECTLY, and often that is based in LAW, and proper document(ation)s, etc.