Tag: US Food and Drug Administration
Bernie Sanders Opposes Califf for FDA Post Cites Industry Ties
Bernie Sanders joins numerous public health groups and opposes Robert Califf's nomination to lead the FDA over industry ties.
On Relaxing Off-Label Meds: Do the Opposite. Especially for Children. Especially Antipsychotics
The US Food and Drug Administration has announced that there will soon be a public meeting to explore providing drug companies with greater flexibility in promoting off-label indications to doctors. When it comes to prescribing medications to children, and particularly psychiatric medications, this is a bad idea. I write both as a former consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, and as a father who lost a son to the toxic effects of antipsychotics prescribed off-label.