FDA will increase postmarketing surveillance of drugs

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 18 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1203
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    After controversies about the possible increased risk of suicide in children taking antidepressants and the increase in heart attacks and strokes in patients taking rofecoxib (Vioxx, MSD), the US Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to strengthen its surveillance of drugs on the market.

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