Third Of Approved Drugs Need Safety Follow-Up, Study Finds

By Dani Kass (May 9, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT) -- About a third of drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration end up having additional safety concerns, Yale University researchers found in a study published Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Thirty-two percent of new drugs approved between 2001 and 2010 had some kind of safety issue detected by 2017, the university said in a news release. For the most part, those concerns were not severe enough to require the drugs to be pulled from the market, instead requiring a black-box warning or a safety communication from the agency.

The researchers called for the FDA to...

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