November 4, 2011 By Ryan McBride
The FDA said in a statement that its 35 drug approvals over its past fiscal year were among the most in a year during the past decade. As if to silence those who say overseas regulators are more supportive of new drugs than the FDA, U.S. regulators touted that 24 of the 35 approvals were made before other countries gave the drugs market green lights for those new meds, according to their statement.
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Can we expect new drugs and higher costs as old drugs go generic? Be mindful – your doctor may start offering you samples of new drugs on the market. Ask yourself why? Instead of being grateful that you just received a “free” sample of drugs you otherwise could not afford. Why a new drug instead of one known to be effective? Why put yourself in the first line of those being the ultimate testers of new drugs?