Nobody should begrudge a drug manufacturer's profitability for developing a lifesaving drug. But in return, patients should demand that drug companies adhere to FDA rules and put people, not profits, first.
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Unregulated and unapproved pharmaceuticals, both online and offline, are not merely a danger when used alone. When used in combination with HIV medicines, the mixture can be equally risky.
According to the FDA, up to 2 percent of all prescription drugs for sale in the US have bypassed the FDA drug approval process and are therefore unapproved.
Even though our system of pharmaceutical review and approval is regarded as the most effective in the world, there exists an incredible -- and potentially deadly -- loophole: unapproved drugs.
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