Friday, August 8, 2014

Faster FDA Approvals Have Not Caused More Drug Safety Problems

The media gave some attention to a new study, which suggested that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recklessly allows unsafe new prescription drugs onto the market. The research supports a longstanding suspicion that the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), first passed in 1992 and renewed every five years, has caused the FDA to view the research-based pharmaceutical industry as a “partner” and source of revenue, rather than a regulated industry.

The conclusion is sensationalist, to say the least.

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