How does the FDA determine the Safety of a Particular Drug?

Before approving a drug for use in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration tests it to determine its risks and benefits.

The company that created the drug must submit data about the tests it has conducted in the laboratory and in people to prove that the drug has a real health benefit. If the FDA determines that the drug does, in fact, have a health benefit, they will then weigh that benefit with any possible risks or side effects of the drug… (American Health Advantage)


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