A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 22, 2017
Federal Death Administration (Food and Drug Administration or FDA nickname)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was popularly nicknamed the “Federal Death Administration” in 1988, when some critics complained about its slow approval of drugs to fight AIDS. The “Federal Death Administration” nickname had previously been used in 1976, in a letter to the editor of a newspaper about the fluoride issue. “Federal Death Administration” has been printed on shirts and is still used by many FDA critics.

Other FDA nicknames include “Fatal Drugs Allowed,” “Federal Dumb Asses” and “Fraud and Death Administration.”


Wikipedia: Food and Drug Administration
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed and veterinary products.

11 August 1976, News Record (North Hills, PA), “Our readers write: More discussion on fluoride issue,” pg. 5, col. 1:
The FDA is known NOT affectionately by those nutritionists not completely indoctrinated or paid by The Establishment as The Federal Death Administration.
(...)
Mary Alice (Mrs. John E.) Backman

Los Angeles (CA) Times
Police Arrest AIDS Protesters Blocking Access to FDA Offices
October 11, 1988 | United Press International
(...)
“Hey, hey, FDA, how many people have you killed today?” chanted the crowd, estimated by protest organizers at between 1,100 and 1,500. The protesters hoisted a black banner that read “Federal Death Administration.”

New York (NY) Times
January 12, 1997
Breakthrough
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG
IMPURE SCIENCE
AIDS, Activism, and
the Politics of Knowledge.
By Steven Epstein.
466 pp. Berkeley:
University of California Press. $29.95.

At the battleship-sized headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration, Oct. 11, 1988, is still remembered as the day Act Up scaled the walls. More than 1,000 demonstrators, many in Washington to view a display of the AIDS quilt, marched on the building in suburban Rockville, Md., to protest the policies of what Act Up and other radical AIDS groups then called the ‘’Federal Death Administration.’’ The AIDS activists were angered by the slow pace of drug approval; among patient-advocacy groups they were not alone in this view, but they were louder than the others.

Twitter
Jeffersoniad
‏@Jeffersoniad
[Good Sense] FDA = Federal Death Administration http://tinyurl.com/dbp6d3
9:24 AM - 1 May 2009

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Annie
‏@txstarkeeper
Cause Big Pharma is in bed with the FDA aka Federal Death Administration ...
10:59 AM - 25 May 2016

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