The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for the safety of both prescription and non-prescription drugs,  our food supply and medical devices but it has failed us miserably.  It's nearly impossible to watch television without an attorney commercial for damages received by the use of prescription drugs.  Conversely, the airways are inundated with commercials for new drugs to ask your doctor for which are required to reveal potential side effects but Americans have become desensitized to the potential risks of prescription drugs.   By the FDA's own admission, they regulate 20% of ALL dollars spent by American consumers.  That's a lot of power!   So why did 440,000 people die of preventable medical errors in  2014?   Why is seeking medical treatment the 3 biggest cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer?  One needs to look no further than the organizational structure of the FDA to see that the Organization's function has morphed from pr