How Does The FDA Approve New Drugs?

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The Food and Drug Administration is one of the world’s strictest regulatory agencies. So, how do drugs get approved for use in the U.S.?

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Drug Safety/Drug Approval Process
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Testimony/ucm161673.htm
“Modern drugs provide unmistakable and significant health benefits.”

House overwhelmingly passes bill to speed FDA drug approvals
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/10/house-overwhelmingly-passes-bill-to-speed-fda-drug-approvals/
“A bipartisan bill that would make significant changes to the process for developing new drugs and medical devices overwhelmingly passed the House in a 344-77 vote Friday morning.”

Novel New Drugs 2013 Summary
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DrugInnovation/UCM381803.pdf
“In Calendar Year 2013, FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved 27 novel new medicines, known as new molecular entities (NMEs).”

As drug making goes global, oversight found lacking
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2012/10/21/global-drug-manufacturing-oversight/1646487/
“The medicines you took this morning could have come from anywhere, and everywhere, in the world.”

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