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Monday, May 15, 2017

Yale Study: One-Third of New Drugs Had Safety Issues After FDA Approval

Underscoring the importance of tort warnings.  From NPR:

The Food and Drug Administration is under pressure from the Trump administration to approve drugs faster, but researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that nearly a third of those approved from 2001 through 2010 had major safety issues years after the medications were made widely available to patients.

Seventy-one of the 222 drugs approved in the first decade of the millennium were withdrawn, required a "black box" warning on side effects or warranted a safety announcement about new risks, Dr. Joseph Ross, an associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues reported in JAMA on Tuesday. The study included safety actions through Feb. 28.

The full NPR story is here.  Thanks to David Logan and Mike Green for the tip.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2017/05/yale-study-one-third-of-new-drugs-had-safety-issues-after-fda-approval.html

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