A new bill looks to decrease the time for the development and release of new drugs and medical devices by modernizing clinical trials and removing barriers to collaboration and innovation, according to legislators.
At a recent meeting, the Food and Drug Administration Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee supported early clinical development of systemic products for pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis that has been inadequately responsive to topical therapies.
Statins could be a cost-effective tool for preventing heart attacks and other cardiovascular incidents in adults over aged 75 years, but the benefits would need to be weighed against potential side effects, a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Participating in clinical trials can be rewarding. Not every eye-care practice is set-up for participation in clinical trials, but for those that invest the time and energy to become a high-quality research center, the benefits to both practice and patients can be quite significant.