Are unsafe drugs allowed in the market?

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No. However, on rare occasions, negative side effects for a particular drug may become apparent after it’s been approved for the general population and large numbers of patients begin using it. In those cases, the FDA and pharmaceutical companies work together to educate the public about those risks and, on rare occasions, remove the medicine from the marketplace.

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Drug Safety

Drug Safety

Prescription and OTC drugs marketed in the United States go through a review and testing process by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dosage, side effects, manufacturing and safety are evaluated through this process. Familia...

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