Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Faster drug approval, yes, that's exactly what we need


From Scientific American:

The Food and Drug Administration is under pressure from the Trump administration to approve drugs faster, but researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that nearly a third of those approved from 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues years after they were widely available to patients.

Seventy-one of the 222 drugs approved in the first decade of the millennium were withdrawn, 
required a “black box” warning on side effects or warranted a safety announcement about new risks to the public, Yale professor Dr. Joseph Ross and his colleagues reported in JAMA on Tuesday. The study included safety actions through Feb. 28.

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