[Ip-health] Laurie Garrett mention of Roger Bate

Michael H Davis m.davis at csuohio.edu
Thu Aug 24 07:25:11 PDT 2017

I'm a bit confused. I read her piece, a bit hastily I admit, but didn't find it that bad overall. Did I miss something? It's this just an ad hominem issue about Roger Bates? I must have missed something.


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From: Jamie Love <james.love at keionline.org>
Date: 8/24/17 09:52 (GMT-05:00)
To: Ip-health <ip-health at lists.keionline.org>
Subject: [Ip-health] Laurie Garrett mention of Roger Bate

Laurie Garrett's 7655 word essay about how great she is includes this cite
to Roger Bate.  For those who don't know him, Roger Bate is considered one
of the most appalling persons in the health field, who got this start
defending chemical and other companies on environmental issues, tobacco
companies, and latter big pharma.   Jamie



Margaret Hamburg was named commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), where she came to appreciate how dependent the United States had
become on foreign-made active pharmaceutical ingredients as the basic
ingredients of the drug industry. It seemed to be a Wild West situation,
almost devoid of global governance, filled with fraud, counterfeiting,
medicines contamination, and homicidal outcomes. Hamburg, a long-standing
member of CFR, asked that we look at the policy options for minimizing
worldwide pharmaceutical fraud. Her policy staff at the FDA was smart and
dedicated, and we worked very well together. In 2012, I released a Policy
Innovation Memorandum, “Ensuring the Safety and Integrity of the World’s
Drug, Vaccine, and Medicines Supply.” I was honored when Roger Bate of the
American Enterprise Institute, commenting on a 2012 resolution by the Group
of Eight (G8), kindly wrote, “Laurie Garrett deserves much credit for this
statement,” citing my memorandum.

James Love.  Knowledge Ecology International
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