The FDA, formerly The Association of First Division Civil Servants, is a trade union for UK senior and middle management civil servants and public service professionals founded in 1918.
Its over 19,000 members include Whitehall policy advisers middle and senior managers, tax inspectors, economists and statisticians, government-employed lawyers, crown prosecutors, procurators fiscal, schools inspectors, diplomats, senior national museum staff, senior civil servants, accountants and National Health Service (NHS) managers.
Membership structure and affiliations
Its federal structure means that some sections of the union operate under separate branding. Three parts of the union have distinctive institutional features. Senior staff at HM Revenue and Customs join the Association of Revenue and Customs (ARC) which is also a certified trade union as well as a section of FDA. Managers in the NHS join Managers in Partnership (MiP), a joint venture with Unison (http://www.unison.org.uk/) of which MiP members are also members.
Members in mddle management (Higher Executive Officer and Senior Executive Officers) join Keystone (wearekeystone.org.uk).
Burzyński (feminine: Burzyńska, plural: Burzyńscy) is a Polish surname and habitational name from the village of Burzyn in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, named with burza ‘tempest, storm’. At the end of the twentieth century,9583 people bore the name in Poland.
According to STAT, a site that covers medical news, more than three dozen members of Congress have pushed the FDA to grant last-resort care for cancer sufferers from Houston's controversial internist, StanislawBurzynski, who has been battling state and federal regulators for decades. ...The USAToday investigation noted that, since Burzynski launched his clinical trials in the 1990s, the FDA has approved 108 cancer drugs....
Janssen, historian of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), noted that at least one dubious therapy has dominated headlines every decade since the 1940s... Yet despite the numerous FDA warnings, scientific criticisms and myriad legal cases, Burzynski’s clinic is still a beacon of hope for many desperate people ... Her story even featured in filmmaker EricMercola’s uncritical documentary Burzynski....