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Expedited drug approvals raise questions

Published November 12, 2013 by OSP

Over the past few years, the FDA has been hurtling toward increasingly speedier approvals for certain drugs as a growing cadre of patients, investors and politicians demand the agency move faster to satisfy unmet medical needs. As a result, the approach taken for approving drugs for AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions is gradually being applied to treatments for a wider variety of illnesses.

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