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Unapproved Drugs

When Drug Companies Choose Profits Over People

John Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Horton

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.

Unapproved Drugs Mixed With HIV Medications Can be a Risky Prescription

John Horton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Horton

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.

Drugs Should Meet 2010 Standards for Drug Safety

John Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Horton

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.

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.

AP: Govt Pays Millions For Unapproved Drugs

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and FRANK BASS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Taxpayers have shelled out at least $200 million since 2004 for medications that have never been reviewed by the government for saf...