Side effects of drugs are being taken much more seriously today. It’s not as much as a hit and miss game prescribing as it used to be with technology and being able to rapidly compile figures. It may slow down the approval process, but at least we will all be better informed. BD
A diabetes drug may low er blood sugar but still pose risks for the heart. So a panel of FDA advisers voted 14-2 yesterday that the FDA should require drug makers to show that experimental diabetes drugs don’t increase cardiovascular risks.