Report: FDA strengthens monitoring of post-approval drug safety 
Safety of approved drugs given same priority as premarket drug review.


A strengthened and modernized postmarket drug safety program has resulted in a substantial improvement in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of drugs once they reach the American public, according to a new report released today by the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). The report, “Advances in FDA’s Safety Program for Marketed Drugs,” describes new scientific tools and enhanced capabilities that give the same priority to postmarket drug safety monitoring as to premarket drug review

Posted on the FDA webiste, 21 April 2012