How safe should drugs be?

@article{Mcmahon1983HowSS,
  title={How safe should drugs be?},
  author={F. Mcmahon},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1983},
  volume={249 4},
  pages={
          481-2
        }
}
ON AUG 18, 1982, a nationally televised morning news program featured a segment discussing the issue, "When the Food and Drug Administration approves a drug, does that mean it is safe?" Some three weeks later, the Commissioner of the FDA, Arthur Hull Hayes, MD, debated Sidney Wolfe, MD, of Ralph Nader's Health Research Group, on another nationally televised morning news program. Their debate concerned Dr Hayes' recent efforts to simplify and expedite some of the FDA's regulations concerning the… Expand
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