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What Happens When an Approved Drug Isn’t That Effective?

March 22, 2017
Many drugs are approved that aren't all that effective in the "real world." Why is the FDA approving drugs that don't really work?

Many drugs are approved that aren’t all that effective in the “real world.” Why is the FDA approving drugs that don’t really work?

FDA Needs to Stand Up to Off-Label Marketing Efforts

March 8, 2017
FDA Needs to Stand Up to Off-Label Marketing Efforts

The pharma industry is pushing back on efforts by the FDA to restrain off-label promotion of drugs. Public health would be harmed if a new rule is changed.

Are Clinical Trial Participants Really That Diverse?

February 15, 2017
Are Clinical Trial Participants Really That Diverse?

The FDA this week released its Drug Trials Snapshots Summary Report, a document that looks at the diversity of the participants in trials for new drugs that were approved last year and in 2015. There’s a lot to be excited about. For example, women accounted for 48% of Continue Reading →

Trump and the Undermining of the FDA

February 1, 2017
Trump and the Undermining of the FDA

President Trump has been making policy decisions that directly impact health care. Most of them are not good for patients.

What Happens When The FDA Is Addicted to the Drug Industry?

December 8, 2016
What Happens When The FDA Is Addicted to the Drug Industry?

With the FDA receiving the vast majority of its funding to regulate drugs from that very industry, that’s a dangerous conflict of interest that puts everyone’s health at risk.

Time for the FDA to Get Tough on Off-Label Drug Promotion

November 2, 2016
Time for the FDA to Get Tough on Off-Label Drug Promotion

Pharmaceutical companies are getting bolder with pushing off-label drug use to doctors, but will an upcoming meeting embolden the FDA to get tougher?

The Importance of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 19, 2016
The Importance of Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 19. Find out why it is important to get rid of unused drugs and how to dispose of them properly.