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Senate Approves Tighter Policing of Drug Makers

From the NY Times:

Senate Approves Tighter Policing of Drug Makers By ROBERT PEAR

WASHINGTON, May 9 — By a vote of 93 to 1, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would give the Food and Drug Administration new power to police drug safety, order changes in drug labels, regulate advertising and restrict the use and distribution of medicines found to pose serious risks to consumers.

The bill calls for a fundamental change in the philosophy and operations of the drug agency, requiring it to focus on the entire life cycle of a drug — not just the years before its approval — as well as the experience of patients who later take it. (keep reading)

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