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NCL's Sally Greenberg testified before the FDA recently about the re-authorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, calling on the federal agency to seize this opportunity to critically examine the impact of the program, and make meaningful changes to enhance the safety of drugs in this country.
After generations of work, and nearly one full year of public debate, health care reform took one giant leap forward with President Obama’s signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, and a package of fixes to the new legislation on March 30.
Health care is not always as safe as we would like it to be. More than 10 years ago, the Institute of Medicine came out with a groundbreaking report that found that as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people die in American hospitals each year as a result of medical errors. What can consumers do to make sure they have a safe experience when they get health care?