One-Third of New Drugs Have Safety Issues
http://fortune.com/2017/05/09/fda-appro ... -concerns/
Nearly a Third of Drugs Hit by Safety Issues After FDA Approval
Study found serious side effects often arose after medications OK'd for sale
https://www.clinicalresearch.com/health ... TrHOt.dpuf
One would get the impression that President Obama's, Bush's and Clinton's FDA had been releasing dangerous drugs into the marketplace and killing folks.
OTOH, one could read the actual study:
Question Are characteristics of novel therapeutics known at the time of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval associated with postmarket safety events, including withdrawal, boxed warnings, and safety communications?
Findings Among 222 novel therapeutics approved by the FDA from 2001 through 2010, 71 (32.0%) were affected by a postmarket safety event. Postmarket safety events were more frequent among biologics, therapeutics indicated for the treatment of psychiatric disease, those receiving accelerated approval, and those with near–regulatory deadline approval.
Meaning Postmarket safety events are common after FDA approval, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring of the safety of novel therapeutics throughout their life cycle.
http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/ar ... ct/2625319
And find that it is not quite as bad as the fake media would like us to believe.
We can have safer drugs or cheaper drugs. Pick one. There is no way to have both.
The safety/side effect issue also has to be balanced against how many people were helped by the drugs and how much vs how many were hurt and how badly.