FDA Expands Access to Experimental Drugs But Could Pose Potential Risk of Injury or Death

The FDA relaxed regulations to provide access to experimental drugs for patients who are seriously ill and have exhausted all other commercially available resources, according to the Wall Street Journal. In theory, I believe expanding access to medication for people who are extremely ill is a good thing. However, broader access to experimental drugs could…

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Drugged Driving Grows Even as Drunken Driving Decreases

During 2007, more than 16 percent of randomly tested U.S. drivers had detectable levels of stimulants, sedatives, antidepressants, marijuana or narcotic painkillers in their systems, according to a report just released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. This shocking statistic overwhelms the little bit of good news from Results of the 2007 National Roadside…

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