FDA Fails to Withdraw Unproven Drugs

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Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration has never pulled a drug off the market simply because the drug doesn’t provide the benefits the manufacturer claimed it would? I have to admit I didn’t know that either, until I read an Associated Press article about an upcoming report from the Government Accountability Office. That’s just shocking. The most common situation is that the drug manufacturer never provides follow-up information to the FDA to prove the effectiveness of the drug. But even in situations where a later study showed the drug did not provide benefits, the FDA has allowed the drug to remain on the market. Here are excerpts from the article....

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