Fixing the Drug Laws

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Science  22 Jun 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5832, pp. 1669
DOI: 10.1126/science.1145966


The pharmaceutical business is a multinational enterprise of great significance to human health. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), once called the world standard in regulating new drug approvals, may still deserve that status. But, as was described earlier in this space, public confidence in the agency has been shaken. That's why it's important that we restore the FDA's capacity to do the quality of work that all health care systems require.