When Drugs Cause Problems They Are Supposed To Prevent

In the past month, the Food and Drug Administration has concluded that in some cases two types of drugs that were supposed to be preventing serious medical problems were, in fact, causing them, reports the New York Times. Jason Karlawish, MD, an associate professor of Medicine and Senior Fellow of the Center for Bioethics, who studies the ways new treatments are developed and disseminated, expressed a similar concern. “The point is not that the drugs are bad, but that drugs for these chronic diseases present a novel set of challenges about how to assess their safety,” he said. New York Times article