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“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.


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