The FDA as a Public Health Agency
MedSun: Newsletter #38, July 2009

New England Journal of Medicine

A public health approach recognizes that the potential good of a new medical product or policy must be balanced against the potential harm. The FDA has always been a work in progress and updating this work means modernizing scientific and legal regulatory approaches to a host of complex matters. Succeeding will require respecting the tradition of the FDA and its mission of public health.

Additional Information:

The FDA as a Public Health Agency. Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., and Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D. New England Journal of Medicine. June 11, 2009.

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/reprint/360/24/2493.pdf

FDA Heads Outline Turnaround Plan. Emily P. Walker. MedPage Today. May 26, 2009.
http://www.medpagetoday.com/Washington-Watch/Washington-Watch/14378


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