FDA's safety reform is greeted with scepticism

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:435
  1. Ray Moynihan
  1. Sydney

    The US consumer watchdog group Public Citizen has described the creation of a new safety body at the Food and Drug Administration as a “desperate” and “cynical” attempt to respond to public alarm about the harms of prescription drugs.

    Last week the FDA announced that it will set up a new drug safety oversight board, made up of experts from government agencies, including the FDA, to “oversee the management of drug safety issues” and provide information to doctors and patients more quickly than …

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