Yesterday afternoon, it was called to our attention that Dr. Angela Stanton submitted a Citizens Petition to the FDA on our behalf without our knowledge or consent. While we acknowledge that Dr. Stanton's heart was in the right place and we appreciate that she took action on behalf of quinolone victims, what she did was, in fact, illegal. Dr. Stanton has no affiliation with us whatsoever and she misrepresented herself and QVF with her actions.
What is the big deal?
It's many things. We are a legally registered non-profit corporation,
subject to Federal regulation, as well as our own regulations and
protocols for our actions, publications, and support of projects. No
individual, whether affiliated with QVF or not (and Dr. Stanton admits
she has NO affiliation with us) may speak for or submit anything in our
name or on our behalf without first contacting us and seeking approval.
Dr Stanton has chosen to continue posting -on her blog site and her
Facebook page- false information regarding her relationship to QVF, the
function and projects supported by QVF even after being advised that her
comments and actions were fraudulent, illegal, negligent and
irresponsible. While she states she was “forced” to retract her
submission of the petition to the FDA, she did so of her own accord upon
advisement of the fraudulent nature of that submission.
apologize for the drama that her postings have caused. We are working
hard to rectify this tragic and unsettling sequence of events.