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United States. Food and Drug Administration

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View Resource FDA's Report on New Health Care Products Approved in 1999

Released on January 18 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this report highlights some of the approximately 140 medications and medical devices approved by the FDA last year. The highlighted products are listed by the groups of patients or diseases they are designed to help. The report also discusses FDA approval and application procedures. While neither extensive nor particularly easy...

http://www.m2.com/m2/web/story.php/20003C691E45B34AF4C180256...
View Resource Frontline: Dangerous Prescription

In the recent PBS broadcast Dangerous Prescriptions, Frontline "investigates the integrity of America's drug safety system." The documentary (viewable in its entirety online) explores "the FDA's handling of several drugs that were approved but later were pulled from the market after causing injuries and even deaths." The companion website offers a look at how the FDA works and details of its...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/prescription/
View Resource FDA Centennial

On June 30th 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Food and Drugs Act, which prohibiting interstate commerce in misbranded and adulterated foods, drinks, and drugs. Broadly understood, this action was part of the Progressive Movement in the United States which brought forth a number of substantial changes in the way that government interacted with private industry and so on. 100 years on,...

https://www.fda.gov/downloads/aboutfda/whatwedo/history/prod...