Protecting the Ignorant, the Unthinking and the Credulous: Are the FDA's Efforts to Accelerate the Drug Approval Process Compromising Public Safety?

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Protecting the Ignorant, the Unthinking and the Credulous: Are the FDA's Efforts to Accelerate the Drug Approval Process Compromising Public Safety?

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Katz, Gail en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-06T21:38:17Z
dc.date.issued 2000 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Protecting the Ignorant, the Unthinking and the Credulous: Are the FDA's Efforts to Accelerate the Drug Approval Process Compromising Public Safety? (2000 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8965591
dc.description.abstract Recently, five approved prescription drugs were recalled in a one-year period after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the agency) deemed them to be too unsafe for patient use. Notorious among them was fenfluramine (Pondimin), the "fen" half of "fen-phen," a drug used to promote weight loss in patients. The list also includes Seldane, a popular antihistamine as well as Redux, Posicor, and the pain medication Duract. All had side effects not detected in clinical trials. This unusually high rate of withdrawals in such a short period of time sparked the most recent round of debate over the ever-controversial topic of the FDA drug approval process. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject FDA en
dc.subject recall en
dc.subject approval en
dc.subject access en
dc.subject safety en
dc.subject drugs en
dc.title Protecting the Ignorant, the Unthinking and the Credulous: Are the FDA's Efforts to Accelerate the Drug Approval Process Compromising Public Safety? en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-07-06T21:38:17Z

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