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2010-05-11 11:44:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today launched a program designed to educate health care providers about their role in ensuring that prescription drug advertising and promotion is truthful, and not misleading. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The Bad Ad Program is an FDA-sponsored educational outreach effort administered by the agency's Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications...

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2008-10-16 12:25:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has created a Web site to provide consumers and professionals with information about prescription drugs. The FDA said its new Web site provides a single source of links to information concerning such areas as drug labeling, risk evaluation, clinical trials and drug-specific safety information. The site also provides links to such information as quarterly reports listing drugs that are being evaluated for potential safety issues, FDA warning...

2004-11-28 03:00:12

In the face of growing public distrust, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration remains unpersuasive in claiming that its review of prescription drugs is sufficient or places the consumer first. Before Congress last week, an FDA drug safety reviewer testified that "the FDA as currently configured is incapable of protecting America against another Vioxx." Physician David Graham also had warned, prior to Merck's voluntary recall of the drug Sept. 30, about the painkiller's ability to increase...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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