Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Curveball for hGH

Here's a question: Shouldn't there be a law giving the Food & Drug Administration the power to keep human growth hormone out of the hands of anyone except for those who need it for approved uses?

Oh wait. There is--the FDA Amendments Act of 2007 gives FDA the authority to impose restricted distribution programs on drugs as part of a Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategy.

Say, didn't Henry Waxman have something to do with enacting that law?

The new REMS authority takes effect March 28. Just before opening day....

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