The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is tasked with making sure that drugs and medical devices are safe and efficient for Americans to use. However, it appears that the agency doesn’t take its job seriously enough, because a new study shows that nearly 1/3 of medications approved from 2001 to 2010 had safety issues years after they were made widely available to patients, and some were quite serious. 
The study, published May 9 in JAMA, shows that 71 of the 222 drugs approved during that time period were withdrawn, required a “black box” due to their side effects, or warranted a safety announcement about new risks.
Source: Center for American Progress
Dr. Joseph Ross, an associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, says:
“While the [Trump] administration pushes for less regulation and faster approvals, those decisions have consequences.”
A 2015 independent analysis of drugs approved using the agency’s expeditedThis post was originally published on this site