How does the FDA regulate a new drug?

FDAThere are many different types of pharmaceutical products on the market. How do we know that they are safe for consumption? Most of us do not think twice when the physician prescribes a drug for use for any condition. Drugs can range from prescriptions given by a spine surgeon to a simple over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. The FDA is responsible for ensuring the American public that the drugs available to consumers are safe whether they are prescribed or not. Continue reading “How does the FDA regulate a new drug?”