Public Citizen Scolds FDA Over Zelnorm Approval

Citing its March 2001 petition to the FDA, Public Citizen has criticized the FDA’s approval for use of the irritable bowel drug Zelnorm. According to Public Citizen, the drug should never have been approved in the first place. The watchdog group goes on to castigate the FDA for “both the adequacy of the FDA’s pre-approval review and post-marketing surveillance.”
It seems more and more drugs are being taken off the market for harmful side effects. With each withdrawal the criticism of the FDA grows more vociferous.