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Prescription Drug Safety

Practice Safe Rx

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While Americans never have enjoyed access to so many pharmaceutical products with such life-sustaining and lifesaving properties, these drugs also have proven to be expensive -- prohibitively so for many -- and subject to shortages.

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The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks.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