to get a Knighthood in the UK.
Run an incompetent Government department - the Medicines and Healthcare
Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Give wrong and biased information to your Ministers.
Do not listen to warnings from the public over problems with your
Do not listen, or investigate contrary opinions to that which
you hold, and after fake "consultations" do what you
wanted all along.
B. Have your staff publish scare stories about the dangers of
certain herbs based on inadequate evaluation of reported cases.
Have them invent fake statistics to back up your warnings. Suggest
herbs that may cause a handful of adverse reactions are withdrawn,
but do not allow a mention of the OTC drugs that cause tens of
thousands of cases of adverse effects. That of course would upset
the pharmaceutical interests entrenched in this incompetent agency.
Allow "generic" drugs imported from around the world
to enter the NHS without knowing if they meet quality standards.
Then place all responsibility for quality control on the importers.
Do not supply information on inspections of overseas production
facilities when requested by hiding behind the cost of "redacting"
the documents. NOTE: "Redact" is a stupid modern civil
service term meaning to edit out anything that identifies misdeeds
Do nothing about sub standard surgical instruments being bought
into the country by rogue importers (BBC Panorama) instead blame
B. Do nothing about the recent problems with breast implants.
Instead, as usual, place the blame on the importers. I thought
the MHRA were supposed to be our police service for health products.
If not what is the point in having them?
Permit UK based rogue companies who run web sites making illegal
medicinal claims, to operate for over a year after the MHRA has
been warned of illegal activity endangering the public. Then just
send warning letters and refer them to the respective trade organisation
to put their publicity right.
Don't prosecute rogue web operators - well maybe just a few to
make it look like you are doing something.
Allow the establishment of fake "independent" advisory
committees - fake because the Civil Service do not have a clue
what the term "independent" means. Instead pack them
with University professors whose departments frequently draw funds
from drug companies.
Run a department packed with ex employees of drug companies and
deny there are any vested interests involved.
When asked by the media for explanations when something has gone
wrong instruct your PR people to brush it off with, "the
Government are aware of that", or "the Government will
take action on that" or "the Government deny the validity
of that report". The 'Government' meaning the unelected parasites
running the departments, not the MPs.
The European regulators say each country must appoint a "competent
agency" to administer medicines laws. Only a Judicial review
of the activities of the Department of Health can establish if
their sub agencies are competent, I know what I think!!
changes, the same old Civil Servants running the same old money
wasting incompetent departments. Your reward for all that "good
work" is a knighthood. No wonder the younger public are
fed up with politics.