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May 09, 2013

FDA: Too Restrictive?

In a debate held on May 8, 2013, major thinkers argued over whether or not the FDA is failing its mandate of protecting the public health, as its approval processes can slow the process of bringing new treatments to market. The debate featured a poll asking participants if they agree with the statement “The FDA’s caution is hazardous to our health.” The results: before the debate, 24% were in favor of that statement, 32% were against it, and 44% were undecided; after the debate, 53% were in favor, 38% were against it, and 9% were undecided. Now, we’re asking GEN readers a similar question.

Is the FDA’s approval process too restrictive?

Yes
 
  55.9%
No
 
  36.6%
Undecided
 
  7.6%

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