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FDA reform, phen/fen

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The Senate has passed a bill to overhaul the FDA, weakening its ability to regulate drugs and permitting it to act only after there is a problem. It is expected that this will make it easier for drug companies to promote drugs for unapproved uses. This ruling comes a week after the FDA removed phen/fen from the market, which is being cited as the worst drug disaster in the nation's history. Phen/fen is a combination of two drugs approved for use separately, but not in combination, and has been shown to cause severe heart damage when the drugs are taken together.
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Record TypeOther Multimedia
Physical DescriptionArray 003
ProvenanceReceived: Jan. 12, 2001; transfer; from Suzanne White Junod, historian, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.