FDA’s Process Dinged For Being ‘Burdensome And Slow,’ But It’s Faster Than Its European Counterpart
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Food and Drug Administration, has been focused on what he'll do to speed up the drug approval process to make it more like Europe. But the FDA is actually faster already.
Los Angeles Times:
Speed Up Drug Approvals At FDA? It's Already Faster Than Europe's Drug Agency
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President’s Trump’s nominee to head the Food & Drug Administration, has said the FDA displays an “unreasonable hunger for statistical certainty” and a “profound lack of confidence in the ability of doctors to make careful judgments. ”In a bid to speed reviews and “change the FDA review culture itself,” Gottlieb proposed in a 2012 article that the FDA should follow the lead of its European Union counterpart, and let “a body of politically appointed (and therefore politically accountable) officials … ultimately [decide] on whether a new drug should be approved.” (Healy, 4/6)