This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 372
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Risk Analysis
Abstract - #309467
Title: Some Issues in Risk Analysis of Drug Products
Author(s): Tony Lachenbruch*+
Companies: Oregon State University
Address: College of Health and Human Sciences, Corvallis, OR, 97331,
Keywords: Drug effectiveness ; Spurious Side Effects ; Vaccines and Autism

We will discuss issues of risk in the drug approval process, and in communicating the issues to the public. One of the common problems is the assumption by the public that all drugs submitted to the FDA are effective, so why is the FDA dragging its feet? Another problem arises when a small group is certain that a drug causes a certain side effect, but scientific evidence shows no such thing. The problem with Vaccines and Autism is a case in point. Participants in the roundtable will discuss these and other issues of interest.

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