FDA Urged To Require Ongoing Safety Checks For Risky Drugs

Law360, New York (May 1, 2012, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should require ongoing safety research for drugs approved despite some uncertainty about their risks, or else provide rationale for not requiring testing, said a report commissioned by the FDA and released Tuesday.

The report, put out by the independent Institute of Medicine, also recommended that the FDA create a publicly available database of benefit and risk assessments for all approved drugs to improve drug safety. According to the report, clinical trials are often too short or limited to fully show...
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