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Dr. Rita Redberg and her colleagues at the UCSF Medical Center have published a startling report regarding the FDA’s approval of cardiovascular drugs. According to the report, from 2000-2007 the FDA approved 78 cardiovascular devices with relatively little evidence.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has compiled a report looking at the steps the FDA has been taking to improve communication between the internal offices of the FDA, in an effort to protect the public from dangerous drugs released on the U.S. market.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act allocated $1.1 billion dollars to coordinate research and guide investments in comparative research funded by the Act.
Earlier this month, drug giant Pfizer agreed to pay a $2.3 billion penalty to settle claims over payment of kickbacks and illegal drug marketing and promotion that violated federal drug laws over an extensive period of time.