More Prescription Drugs Withdrawn or Got Black-Box Warnings After Drug Law Passed

More prescription drugs have received black-box safety warnings since a law designed to speed the drug approval process was passed in 1992, according to a new study. An increasing number of drugs have also been withdrawn from the market because of safety concerns since the law was passed, CBS News reports.

Almost 27 percent of drugs approved after the Prescription Drug User Fee Act was implemented in 1992 received black-box warnings or were withdrawn from the market within 16 years, compared with about 21 percent before the law was passed. The law allows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect fees from pharmaceutical companies to speed the drug approval process.

Full story of prescription drug black-box warnings at drugfree.org

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