FDA Reveals Big Changes In Tracking Drug Safety

Law360, New York (January 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Responding to growing criticism over its effectiveness, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to kick off new programs that will track drugs after they’re launched and increase communication about product issues.

In an FDA report released Tuesday, the agency said the “comprehensive” changes include a new online newsletter about approved drugs and a pilot program that will issue “report cards” about the success of drugs after 18 months on the market.

Theoretically, the changes will prevent previous missteps that led to problems with drugs...
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