“I Rest My Case!”
By DeeDee DeMan – Looking at the 2016 “report card,” on FDA approvals reinforces why we all need a knowledgeable champion like Scott Gottlieb, as FDA Commissioner.
We’ve known for a few months now that 2016 was going to be a disappointing year for new drug approvals. So it was no great surprise that the final tally at the FDA rang up at a meager 22. Last year at this time, though, we were heralding a generation-high score of 45 OKs, and it doesn’t take a math genius to see how bad the drop was.