"No longer should our legislators be able to publicly excoriate FDA employees while ignoring their own complicity. [N]o longer should any of us berate the FDA while failing to acknowledge that we are asking it to do more and more work with fewer and fewer resources."

Alastair Wood, MD, a professor of medicine at Weill College of Medicine (New York), writing in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that there should be less finger pointing at FDA and more done to help the embattled agency fulfill its mission, "Von Eschenbach asks Congress for more funding for his agency," pp. 1, 8.