The failure of the FDA and other drug regulatory bodies such as the MHRA have been discussed elsewhere. The quiet collusion with research misconduct in biomedicine has become increasingly apparent (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
While medicine is seeing scandals and deaths resulting from misrepresentation of science involving Vioxx and SSRI antidepressants, the FDA has more pressing concerns.
"Dr. Ho's Double Massage" and "Dr. Ho's Muscle Massage," are in violation of a series of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) statues. The case is being investigated by the FDA.
"Protecting the public against products illegally marketed without FDA approval is an important part of the mission of our agency" stated FDA Acting Commissioner von Eschenbach. "The unapproved claims on products such as these often lead patients to forego proven therapies, which can cause serious health consequences."