<i>Unbridled enthusiasm</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI:
Unbridled enthusiasm

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This chapter presents a 1991 commentary on restrictions on new treatments. The Kefauver-Harris Amendments to the US, Food and Drug Cosmetics Act in 1962 spelled out unprecedented requirements for proof of safety and efficacy in well-controlled clinical trials before a new drug is released for general use. AIDS patients have expressed strong opposition to these restrictions. The demand for regulation has raised concerns about a possible return to the past — a time of uninhibited therapeutic exuberance.

Keywords: clinical trials; AIDS; new treatments; Kefauver-Harris Amendments; regulation

Chapter.  1454 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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