In my last post I discussed reasons why the FDA hasn’t kept us safe from dangerous drugs, either by approving those with questionable safety profiles (t-PA for stroke), or by failing to act when a drug’s widespread use reveals hazardous side-effects (Vioxx for inflammation). Continue reading
I’m skeptical about … the FDA (part 1).
The Food and Drug Administration is a huge federal bureaucracy overseeing the safety and efficacy of more than a trillion dollars’ worth of consumer goods annually, ranging from medicines to cosmetics to foods, vaccines, and veterinary products. Continue reading