After three long years of running the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the late 1960s, former commissioner Dr Herbert Ley resigned in utter frustration. The San Francisco Chronicle immediately interviewed him and asked why he quit, to which he replied with the following quote.
“The FDA protects the big drug companies, and is subsequently rewarded, and using the government’s police powers, they attack those who threaten the big drug companies. People think that the FDA is protecting them. It isn’t. What the FDA is doing and what the public thinks it is doing are as different as day and night.”