Something to Keep in Mind

From New York Times….

Experts say that most drugs, whatever the disease, work for only about half the people who take them. Not only is much of the nation’s approximately $300 billion annual drug spending wasted, but countless patients are being exposed unnecessarily to side effects.

This is one reason why I think that the FDA does as much harm as it does good. The broad based statistical studies that it demands before it will approve a drug can only tell you so much. I wonder how many drugs that got turned down because they would not help the majority of people who tried them would have still greatly benefited a small minority.

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