Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Many drug companies fail to conduct safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

  1. #1
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    18,116

    Default Many drug companies fail to conduct safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

    Gene Emery
    September 21, 2017

    In the rush to approve new medicines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration often requires drug companies to study possible side effects and alternative doses for medicines once they hit the broader market.
    A new analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that, in many cases, that’s not being done.
    Dr. Steven Woloshin of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and colleagues looked at federal records and found that among the 614 studies mandated in 2009 and 2010, 20 percent were never started and 9 percent have been delayed.

    Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...ealth%20Report
    Last edited by Islander; 09-23-17 at 02:55 PM.
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  2. #2
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    18,116

    Default Re: Many drug companies fail to conduct safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

    This is consistent with the book I'm currently reading, Rigor Mortis, which I reviewed in the Recommendations forum.
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  3. #3
    Moderator Julieanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th April 2011
    Location
    Roleystone, Western Australia
    Posts
    4,961

    Default Re: Many drug companies fail to conduct safety checks on medicines after FDA approval

    In my (and friends) experience, unless problems show up in further studies, doctors take little notice of patient complaints about drug reactions.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. GMO potato seeks FDA approval, opponents say safety risks remain
    By Islander in forum Genetic Modification
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-31-15, 01:45 PM
  2. FDA: Drug Companies Faked Thousands of Drug Documents
    By Islander in forum Medical Ethics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-26-12, 09:30 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-11-12, 08:37 AM
  4. FDA holds up approval of Alexza's anti-psychotic drug
    By Islander in forum Prescription Medications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-13-10, 01:50 PM
  5. US FDA warnings target four drug companies
    By Islander in forum Prescription Medications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-14-10, 07:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
<<<<<<<< Your Customized Value <<<<<<<<