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Drug Safety

What We Can't Seem to Remember About MDMA and Why Legalizing Drugs Will Save Your Child's Life

Neill Franklin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Neill Franklin

Thanks to our failed experiment with alcohol prohibition, we know that it's impossible to keep people away from intoxicants, legal or otherwise. The difference is in how we treat those who favor certain substances over others.

Is Medical Marijuana The New Snake Oil?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Fifty
David Sack, M.D.

Somewhat lost in the highly politicized hullabaloo is the one question we should really be asking about medical marijuana: Is it good medicine?

U.S. Needs Better Way To Track Drug Safety, Study Says

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living

* IOM says risks of certain drugs become apparent over years * Says FDA should monitor safety through drug 'lifecycle' *...

FDA Says It Tracks Drug Safety Even After Approval

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living

* Agency has required 385 postmarket studies since 2008 * New safety information led to changed labels 65 times By Debra...

The Medications Seniors Can't Live With -- Or Without

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

For many older Americans, their relationship with the most important drugs in their medicine cabinets can be described as "Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em."

FDA Delays May Have Cost Lives

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward F. Blizzard

Given the body of evidence and the 30-year old questions about propoxyphene, we have to ask: what took the FDA so long to do right the right thing for American consumers?

Close the FDA Approval Gap

Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH

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.

When Is A Drug Too Risky To Stay On The Market?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was p...

GE Ignored Omniscan Safety Advice And May Have Hid Evidence From FDA, Documents Show

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE Healthcare ignored the advice of its own safety experts to "proactively" restrict use of its imaging drug, Omniscan, after reports in Europe linked...