"We're not out of the woods. But these two particular shortages have been very, very upsetting to patients and to us."
- SANDRA KWEDEof the Food and Drug Administration's drug center; shortages of two critical cancer drugs -- which have threatened the lives of thousands of cancer patients -- should be resolved within weeks, federal drug officials say
"If it was that easy, they wouldn't have come to see us. The biggest barrier we have to treating obesity is we blame the patient. "
- PHILIP BORGARDTowner of a California weight-loss clinic, on the FDA's decision to reconsider approving Qnexa, a weight-loss drug
"Bet yourself a new hat or a fine dinner that you are going to have a
scandal a month. They are running around like a lot of headless chickens."
- JOHN DINGELL,a U.S. Representative from Michigan, on problems encountered
by the Food and Drug Administration
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