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    Good News for FDA: Both Sides of the Political Aisle Like (and Dislike) it Equally

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency which often courts controversy. It's blamed when drugs are approved too quickly and are later found to be unsafe; it's blamed when the public believes it's approving drugs too slowly, and it regularly finds itself in the center of political battles between opposing political parties. But according to a new survey by the polling group Nielsen, the agency must be an equal opportunity offender, because it attracts fa...
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    Too Fast, or Too Slow? Public Disagrees Over Pace of FDA's New Drug Approvals

    According to a new survey, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in a lose-lose situation when it comes to regulating healthcare products. FDA's Lose-Lose Proposition The poll, sponsored by research advocacy group Research!America and conducted with help from Zogby Analytics, polled approximately 1,000 adults about their views on America's role in public health research and development. The research indicates, for example, that Americans are broadly in favor of ...
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    Public View of FDA Continues to Improve in New Poll

    More than half of the US public believes that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is doing a good or excellent job, according to a recent survey sponsored by the pro-regulation group Coalition for Sensible Safeguards. The survey, based on a nationwide survey in July 2014 of 700 likely voters from around the country, quizzed respondents on their views of the US government and its many regulatory agencies. Respondents were relatively split on their view of the fe...
  • Public Warms to FDA in Recent Gallup Poll

    How good is the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at doing its job? While the question is a source of frequent debate among members of pharmaceutical and medical device industries, a new Gallup poll shows that FDA's approval numbers among the general public have improved significantly in recent years, putting it ahead of even some of the US' most beloved agencies. The poll found that 45% of respondents thought that FDA was doing either an "excellent" or "good" job,...
  • Poll: More Than Half of Americans Favor Increased Regulatory Authority for States

    • 21 May 2012
    A poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports finds a slim majority of Americans are in favor of increasing the authority given to states to overrule a decision made by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Rasmussen's poll, released 19 May, surveyed 1,000 likely voters across the US and had a margin of error of +/- 3% (95% Confidence Interval). The survey found 52% of respondents in favor of the statement: "Suppose the Food and Drug Administration denies approval for...
  • Poll: Public In Favor of Increased Medical Device Regulation

    A poll commissioned by industry watchdog group Consumer Reports indicates the vast majority of consumers are in favor of a risk-averse regulatory framework for medical devices , giving ammunition to the group at a time when it is seeking to influence the debate over the reauthorization of the Medical Device User Fee Act . Consumers Union has taken the position that medical devices-particularly those cleared through the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) 510(k) pat...
  • Poll: Americans Widely in Favor of Prescription Drug Regulation

    A poll published 23 February by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press found that the US public is broadly in favor of regulations of prescription drug products . Thirty-nine percent of the 730 respondents thought that regulations on prescription drugs should be strengthened, 33% wanted to see them maintained at current levels and 20% wanted to see regulations reduced. The numbers were little-changed from 1995, when 37% wanted regulations strengthened, 30% wa...
  • FDA Calls for Proposed Industry Labeling Standards

    The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing to study how to best standardize medical device labeling by polling healthcare providers and is calling on industry to generate recommended labeling formats and contents. FDA opened a comment period on the proposed study back in November 2011, and received comments from industry group AdvaMed questioning the utility of the study, the accuracy of the estimated burden, the validity of the methodology and the subject to be ...