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.

FDA Heads Outline Turnaround Plan. Emily P. Walker. MedPage Today. May 26, 2009.

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