The Pharmaceutical Medicine Year that Was

Fox, Anthony W.
December 2008
Pharmaceutical Medicine - New Zealand;2008, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p341
Academic Journal
The author recalls various issues related to drug safety in the U.S. which transpired in 2008. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received a 9% increase in funding at $1.73 billion, 39% and 13.5% of which went to the Centers for Drug and Biologics Evaluation and Research (CDER and CBER), respectively. He cites the significance of the approval of the Avastin bevacizumab from Genentech for first line treatment of metastatic HER-2 negative breast cancer. The provisions of the FDA Amendments Act (FDAAA) implemented on March 25 are mentioned.


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