Docket Management
Docket: 01N-0205 - Applications for FDA Approval to Market a New Drug
Comment Number: EC -1

Accepted - Volume 1

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. Lawrence Turner Date/Time 2001-06-01 22:56:15
Organization S2 Consulting Services, Inc.
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
Questions
5. General Comments I read of the deadline to approve Synthroid - a drug that has been on the market for 35 years - and which I have been taking for 3 1/2 years. How long does a drug have to be on the market before one can assume that it is generally safe and effective? I have no financial stake in Abbot Laboratories - but wonder what it is you are regulating here? I would urge you to examine your criteria for drug approval - and to leave a popular drug on the market without government medling (spelling?).




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