Prof. Susan F. Wood
March 2009: '"There is the cost, the safety, the boys versus girls," said Susan F. Wood, a professor of public health at George Washington University. "These are some of the complexities that are going to have to be addressed one way or the other with this [Gardasil--Ed.] vaccine."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/25/AR2009032503682.html
July 2008: '"They are manipulating the system by manipulating the definition of the word 'abortion,' " said Susan F. Wood, a professor at George Washington University who resigned from the Food and Drug Administration over the delays in approving the nonprescription sale of Plan B. "It's another example of this administration's disregard for science and medicine in how agencies make decisions."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/30/AR2008073003238.html
November 2006: Susan F. Wood, who served five years as the FDA's top official for women's health, said she was disappointed by the approval because she does not believe there is enough data to demonstrate that the implants are safe. She said it is crucial that the FDA require the companies to carry out the planned long-term studies of the implants.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/17/AR2006111701246.html
September 2005: "Susan F. Wood, assistant FDA commissioner for women's health and director of the Office of Women's Health, said she was leaving her position after five years because Commissioner Lester M. Crawford's announcement Friday amounted to unwarranted interference in agency decision-making."
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Organization Dec 4, 2006 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) George Washington University, The (GW) Organization Dec 4, 2006 Subordinate of (past or present) Dr. Lester M. Crawford Person Dec 4, 2006
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 26, 2009 A Vaccine Debate Once Focused on Sex Shifts as Boys Join the Target Market
QUOTE: medical authorities recommended that they receive it [the Gardasil vaccine--Ed.] at age 11 or 12 to protect them before they start having sex. Critics worried that vaccinating children would send a subtle signal that their parents assumed they would become sexually active and that it would give youngsters a false sense of security.
Washington Post Jul 31, 2008 Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights: Proposal Would Deny Federal Money if Employees Must Provide Care to Which They Object
QUOTE: The Department of Health and Human Services is reviewing a draft regulation that would deny federal funding to any hospital, clinic, health plan or other entity that does not accommodate employees who want to opt out of participating in care that runs counter to their personal convictions...
Washington Post Feb 27, 2007 Women's Health Office Funds Cut
QUOTE: Women's health advocates inside and outside the agency suspect they are witnessing, at least in part, a long-anticipated payback for the trouble the office stirred during the prolonged debate over nonprescription sales of Plan B. Taking a position that chafed the administration's conservative base, the office had stood up for scientific research that had backed the safety and appropriateness of such sales.
Washington Post Nov 18, 2006 FDA Ends Ban on Silicone Implants: Safety Concerns Led to '92 Moratorium
QUOTE: "The Food and Drug Administration ended its 14-year ban on the cosmetic use of silicone breast implants yesterday, despite lingering safety concerns from some health advocates."
Washington Post Dec 05, 2005 Implant Maker Fixed Samples Only: Informer Highlighted Problem With Silicone Devices, Which Await FDA Approval
QUOTE: A former senior engineer with the company [Mentor--Ed.] told the FDA last month that he and others were asked to solve that problem and came up with a less permeable material for the one-inch patch that seals a hole left by the manufacturing process. But despite urging from its staff, the company never made the same modification to the devices destined to be implanted in women...
Washington Post Nov 15, 2005 Review of 'Plan B' Pill Is Faulted: Report Calls FDA Actions 'Unusual'
QUOTE: Senior Food and Drug Administration officials were told that the application to sell the "morning-after pill" without prescription was going to be rejected before the staff completed its scientific review...
Washington Post Sep 01, 2005 FDA Official Resigns in Protest of 'Morning-After Pill' Decision: Women's Health Chief Says Commissioner's Decision on Contraceptive Was Political
QUOTE: The top Food and Drug Administration official in charge of women's health issues resigned yesterday in protest against the agency's decision to further delay a final ruling on whether the "morning-after pill" should be made more easily accessible...."I can no longer serve as staff when scientific and clinical evidence, fully evaluated and recommended for approval by the professional staff here, has been overruled,"...
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