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Steven Mento, PhD, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Conatus Pharmaceuticals, addresses the need for a better understanding of the causes of liver disease. Conatus’s latest project, Emricasan, a therapy for acute-on chronic liver failure, impacts the two underlying causes that lead to liver failure,...
The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U.S. federal government, is charged with protecting the public health. Under this mandate, it regulates drugs and medical devices for their safety and effectiveness. But is it a failing mandate? It's long been...
When a new drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, it is assume to be safe and effective. But are all drug approvals created equal? A new study examined the FDA approval process for about two hundred new drugs over the past several years. Catherine Dolf explains in this week's JAMA Report.