The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling for backup in the fight against online free speech. A growing trend our country has been witnessing under the Biden administration.
Per comments by the FDA at the 2023 Innovations in Regulatory Science Summit, commissioners said that the agency needs partners to fight public health misinformation.
Commissioners also said patient advocates, clinicians, industry, and academic leaders have a role to play.
“I actually believe that misinformation is the leading cause of death right now in the US because whether we’re looking at COVID or chronic disease, people are making bad choices driven by the information that they get,” said FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, as reported by regulatory focus.
“We were just not prepared for