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FDA Tracking: What Good is a Database if the Data is Inaccurate?

fda drug side effect database outdated and inaccurateA new report out of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel calls attention to the fact that the FDA’s tracking of drug side effects; many of them dangerous, has been out of date, underreported, and inaccurate for upward of 60 years.

Created in 1960, the system was devised as a way of tracking adverse drug events once the products received their clearance and made it to market. Based largely ...

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Study Finds Change in Law Linked to More Unsafe Drugs

A new study found that prescription drug safety issues have increased with the passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act in 1992. The Act has allowed for an accelerated drug approval process. The law allows drug makers to pay to expedite the FDA approval of new prescription medications.

The report examined all of the drugs that were approved by the FDA from 1975 to 2009 and looked at the drugs that received black-box warnings ...

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