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Seventy-one of the 222 drugs approved in the first decade of the millennium were withdrawn,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.
Posted by Carl at 11:49 AM