October 2, 2018

Is Enough Being Done to Protect Patients From Dangerous Medical Devices?

A recent Netflix documentary called “The Bleeding Edge” illustrates some of the problems with the way that many medical devices, including metal on metal hip implants, get approved and make their way to the market. Specifically, the documentary calls into question the safety of certain procedures used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in…

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August 24, 2018

Are Dangerous Drugs Making Their Way to the Market Via FDA Fast Track?

The drug Nuplazid made its way to the market by taking advantage of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “fast track” approval system known as “Breakthrough Therapy.” This system is designed to speed up the FDA approval process for new forms of treatment based on minimal clinical data. Nuplazid was granted the Breakthrough Therapy designation…

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March 6, 2015

FDA Warns Testosterone Use Increases Heart Attack Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men saying that these popular treatments have not been established as a safe or effective means to improve common age-related issues such as low libido and fatigue. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the agency has said…

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