Ye of little faith

September 2007
Marketing Health Services;Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p6
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the public's confidence in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The author reports that in 2007, the FDA appears to be rebounding after two years of declining confidence. An online survey, conducted by the Harris Interactive in May 2007 for the Wall Street Journal Online's Health Industry Edition, reveals that 50% of Americans still believe that the FDA is doing a fair or poor job when it comes to ensuring the safety and efficacy of new prescription drugs. The article reveals that the U.S. Senate passed provisions as part of the Food and Drug Administration Revitalization Act that would allow the FDA to issue fines to drug companies if they fail to do follow-up safety studies or use false or misleading advertising.


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