Meager US budget fails to assuage drug safety concerns

Singer, Emily
March 2005
Nature Medicine;Mar2005, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p240
Academic Journal
Reports on the impact of U.S. President George W. Bush's budget plan for the Food and Drug Administration on research and drug safety advocates. Percentage of planned cut in federal spending on science and technology; Establishment of an advisory board of federal scientists to oversee the safety of drugs out on the market; Assertion on the need for more budget to promote safety drugs.


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