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Health Care: How Many Questionable Approvals

Editor’s note: how many devices, procedures, medications and other medical treatments have received questionable approvals? How is the public to know? How should the F.D.A. be reformed?

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WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that four New Jersey congressmen and its own former commissioner unduly influenced the process that led to its decision last year to approve a patch for injured knees, an approval it is now revisiting.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/health/policy/25knee.html?th&emc=th

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September 25, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | ,

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