Tuesday, November 23, 2004

The Dec. 1, 2004 issue of JAMA

The December 1, 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA] six articles related to drug safety.

Dr. Steven Galson, acting director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research stated that the agency earlier this month asked the Institute of Medicine to study the effectiveness of the nation's drug safety system.

There has been some discussion of risks associated with taking statins (eg, Lipitor, Pravachol, Zocor) AND fibrates (used to lower the level of triglycerides).


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