News | October 02, 2006

Report Calls for Major FDA Cleanup

Public confidence in the FDA is low and big changes may be in order to fix the system for approving and regulating drugs, according to a new report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Initiated by the agency itself, the report concludes that Congress, the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry share responsibility for the problems and should bare the burden for developing and implementing solutions.

In response, industry, consumer and patient groups, along with the last three secretaries of the Health and Human Services department, have announced the creation of the Coalition for a Stronger FDA, which will lobby for more FDA funding.

The complete review is available at http://www.iom.edu/CMS/3793/26341/37329.aspx

Related Content

Toshiba Aquilion Prime CT

Toshiba's Aquilion Prime CT system

News | August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 — Thousands of healthcare providers weighed in to identify this year's top-performing vendor solutions...
News | June 17, 2011
June 17, 2011 — KLAS today announced the release of their highly anticipated "2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical...
News | June 25, 2008
June 26, 2008 - As new imaging practices emerge, computed tomography (CT) remains a vital tool in the evaluation of p

The Canon CXDI-50G is a portable DR system that provides high-

Feature | December 18, 2007 | Dave Fornell
When diagnosing trauma patients, speed and accuracy is essential. As a result, there is a movement away from...
Technology | October 16, 2007
The KODAK DIRECTVIEW Classic and Elite Computed Radiography Systems are compact, floor standing, single-cassette CR s
Technology | October 16, 2007
Agfa HealthCare’s DX-S reportedly fills the gap in the current range of Digital Radiography Solutions by providing a
News | July 17, 2007
July 18, 2008 - Cardium Therapeutics announced that the FDA has given it clearance for fast track designation to its

The level of detail CT scans provide, such as those produced by the Aquilion 64, can lead to faster, more accurate diagnoses.

Feature | February 25, 2007 | Maureen Leahy
Today’s busy emergency departments have an arsenal of imaging tools at their disposal when triaging and diagnosing...
News | January 09, 2007
January 9, 2007 - Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that it has been awarded contract positions with Amerinet...
News | November 02, 2006
Well-known cardiologist Eric Topol has been appointed by Scripps Health in San Diego, CA, to lead a new institute to
Overlay Init