Does the FDA Drug Testing Keep You Safe?
Does the FDA Drug Testing Keep You Safe?

It’s one of the biggest myths in consumer protection: most people believe that the FDA actually conducts its own drug testing. The truth is that the FDA approves drugs based on information provided to the FDA by the manufacturer of the drug. Of course, the FDA can only base its approval or denial on the data provided by the drug manufacturer.

Drug Manufacturers Perform their Own Tests

The problem is that the manufacturers often cherry pick the information to provide to the FDA. As you might expect, they can leave out information that might hurt the chance of the drug being approved.

Not only does the FDA not perform its own drug testing, but they are even shorthanded in trying to adequately review new applications.

On top of that, the FDA often gets pressure from politicians to expedite approval. Moreover, on Nov. 13, 2017, President Trump appointed Alex Azar Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mr. Azar is the former president of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly. Obviously he is not likely to be an advocate for reining in drug companies as the president had promised. Mr. Azar replaces Trump’s first appointee, Tom Price, who resigned after revelations that he repeatedly used chartered jets for routine travel.

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