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By December 31, 1969

Today's FDA: How We Got Here

The FDA's role has always been to balance safety and efficacy when it comes to approving drugs, medical devices and biological products.  And yet the numbers are staggering, to bring a drug to market costs on average $2.7B and takes close to a decade. So how did we get here and what does the future hold? For this blog we take a look back at how the FDA came to be, how Dr. Scott Gottlieb's tenure as FDA Commissioners modernized the FDA, and some speculations for what the future holds.

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