This sounds like a fantastic idea to me.

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – A drug industry group on Monday urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to adopt a universal safety symbol for Internet content containing FDA-approved information about a medicine or medical device.

The proposal from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, which

As if that wasn’t bad enough, they’re considering outsourcing them to a group with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry.  Sounds like a bad idea to mw.

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering outsourcing decisions about the effectiveness of antibiotics, according to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D., Conn.).

"It is very troubling

This is exactly the sort of thing the FDA should do more.

The Institute of Medicine estimates that at least 1.5 million preventable injuries and deaths result each year from overdosing, mix-ups and unintended exposure to prescription drugs. Children are often the victims — one study found that, between 2003 and 2006, more than 9,000