The thalidomide tragedy sows the seeds of the secret

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January 2, 2011
Liberty For All
by Mary J. Ruwart  
Posted in Commentary

"The deadly secret behind soaring pharmaceutical prices stems from this difference in viewpoint, which culminated in the passage of the 1962 Kefauver-Harris Amendments to the Food and Drug Act. Senator Kefauver introduced these amendments into Congress in 1959, where they languished until the European thalidomide tragedy." (01/02/11)

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  • guynoir

    I'm currently reading "The Truth Wears Off," from 9/18/10 New Yorker where significant results in all areas of scientific research, not just drug trials, are shown to diminish or be actually unrepeatable over time, it's fascinating: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/12/13/101
    So "effective" has become a word with very little meaning, it seems.

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