Fda On Fast Track
The Food and Drug Administration cut the time it takes to approve drugs by 40 percent from 1987 to 1992, according to a study released Tuesday.
But a key Republican senator said there’s room for improvement.
“I believe that time can be shortened considerably more … if Congress makes changes now in the way the FDA operates,” said Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, R-Kan.
The study found that 44 percent of the drugs submitted were turned down as unsafe or ineffective or the makers decided not to pursue them.
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