Dr. Richard Pazdur, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s cancer drug office
They have a tough job, those government doctors, scientists, and bureaucrats who are charged with assessing the safety and effectiveness of proposed new medical products. As you know, they rely largely on studies presented by the applicants.
The FDA has the power [...]
As you may know, I am a 13-year leukemia survivor and delighted to take no medication and live a full life every day. Because of the many interviews I do with experts it has hit home that I am at higher risk for other cancers, very late effects of the powerful medicines I took in [...]
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The mail has been coming in fast and furious. You’ve shared some great stories and interesting ideas that I find very thought-provoking and helpful.
Please don’t be upset if it takes me a few weeks to respond to your message – the sudden growth of this blog has been a little overwhelming.
I’ve selected some [...]
Wow, I’ve been overwhelmed by all of the supportive mails I’ve received since launching this blog last month. I can’t reply to every single mail, but I’ll do my best to respond here periodically and call out some of your helpful suggestions and fascinating stories.
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