Era Of Faster FDA Drug Approval Has Also Seen Increased Black- Box Warnings And Market Withdrawals

A 1992 law helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve new medications faster. But that doesn't mean they're any safer.

In an article just published in Health Affairs, Dr. Sidney Wolfe and his coauthors show how more and more medications are receiving black-box warnings or being withdrawn from the market since the passage of the 1992 law, which sped up the approval process at the FDA. Because of this, Dr. Wolfe and his colleagues call for labeling and other means of informing consumers about treatments that have been recently approved and may be more dangerous.

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