Is “Safe and Effective” a myth?

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December 26, 2010
Liberty For All
by Mary J. Ruwart  
Posted in Commentary

"Let’s begin our exploration by looking at one of the pages from the FDA’s web site. The words 'Safe And Effective,' in big bold print, overlay a picture illustrating medicines, biologics, and medical devices. The sidebar explains that 'Medical products need to be proven safe and effective before they can be used by patients.' Clearly, this word usage creates an expectation that the consumer can rely on FDA-approved products to be completely safe and effective." (12/26/10)  

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