The Ten Deadliest Prescription Medications

How Deadly Medications Reach the Market

meds 8The FDA recently released it’s report on the ten deadliest prescription medications and how many have died from taking these drugs. Since these are the deadliest prescription medications on the market, many wonder how the FDA could approve them.

There is a huge misunderstanding about the FDA’s role in approving medications, believing they are somehow involved in the testing process. They are not, they never have been; it is not their function and approval process is far from perfect The information used to make the decisions of allowing the sale of any prescription medication is primarily based on studies conducted or funded by pharmaceutical companies. While there are guidelines, the standards as to how these test must be conducted and what information must be reported is still left to the companies who stand to profit from these drugs.

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