Patients want more than safety

Politics & Policy

Patients want more than safety

Senators Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) are tweaking their drug safety legislation for the second time since it was introduced in 2006 in response to politically potent patient groups that are pressing them to reduce its potential for slowing drug development or reducing patient access to novel therapies.

Friends of Cancer Research (FOCR), the National Health Council and other patient groups have sent detailed proposals to Kennedy and Enzi for modifications to the Enhancing Drug Safety and Innovation

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