The Cost of Vioxx

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What is the fallout of the failure of the FDA's approval policies?

The Cost of Vioxx

Because of failure of the FDA's drug approval policy, combined with the lack of any FDA resources to monitor drugs once they reach the marketplace, "We are faced with what may be the single greatest drug-safety catastrophe in the history of this country or the history of the world... a catastrophe that I strongly believe could have (and) should have been avoided," according to the testimony of scientist David Graham before the Senate Finance Committee. Graham is the director for Science and Medicine at the FDA's Office of Drug Safety.

   

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