The FDA keeps a database for adverse events (i.e. side effects, serious injuries, deaths) related to a particular pharmaceutical. Both doctors and patients have the option of voluntarily reporting problems to the agency or a drug manufacturer, but drug companies are required to investigate and report side effects that may be attributable to their products. Many drug makers are apparently filing patchy reports regarding side effects with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a new study published.
This information is necessary for the FDA to track troubling trends with a particular pharmaceutical. Failing to disclose …read more