The Federal Drug Administration’s duty to the citizens of America is to put safe drugs on the shelves of convenience stores and in pharmacies. Yet, how much do this federal agency value its responsibility? It seems that today, it is much easier than ten, twenty years ago to get a drug approved and on the market.
Could this be the explanation for constant increase in the amount of recalls? If the FDA were doing its job well, wouldn’t there be fewer drugs recalled because they posed safety risks to citizen’s health? We all remember the examples, right? Trasylol causing severe kidney failure, Paxil resulting in birth defects and suicidal tendencies and the recent drug Zetia/Vytorin has failed to actually reduce heart attacks or cardiovascular disease. The FDA is in such a hurry to get drugs approved and on the market that it is overlooking the testing and effects of the drugs. Zetia/Vytorin was approved in 2002, but had only been tested for about three months. “Researchers reported last month that patients in three clinical trials had a 40 percent higher chance of dying from cancer if they took Vytorin instead of a sugar pill or another medicine, although the leader of that study says the finding might be due to chance.” pharmaceutical companies and doctors are still responsible for this eager push.
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