Sunday, March 6, 2011
FDA to pull 500 unapproved drugs from market after allowing them to be sold for decades
The FDA says the pull was also instigated by various drug complications that have been reported via the agency's adverse event reporting system. But the main goal of the effort is to bring all unapproved drugs into FDA compliance by pushing their manufacturers to undergo the agency's multimillion dollar approval process.
However, the FDA does not seem all that concerned about the drugs it has approved that are quite popular in the adverse event department. Serious complications from the human pappillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, for instance, have received little to no attention from the FDA (http://www.naturalnews.com/Gardasil.html).
Manufacturers have 90 days to stop producing the unapproved drugs and 180 days to stop shipping them.
Posted by David Goliath at 11:03 PM