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Managing the Risks from Medical Product Use: Creating a Risk Management Framework

Report to the FDA Commissioner From the Task Force on Risk Management

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
May 1999

For every medical product FDA approves, the agency has to balance the benefits of the product against any risks it may pose. FDA's May 1999 report "Managing the Risks From Medical Product Use: Creating a Risk Management Framework," reviews the programs currently in place that help the agency make these decisions.

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