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Sept. 8, 2014

The FDA Has Approved How Many Novel New Drugs So Far This Year? (Pharmalot Blog)
For those who like to track the progress at FDA, here is a significant and up-to-date metric. So far this year, the agency has approved 27 novel new medicines, a tally that includes biologics and which matches the 27 such medicines approved for all of 2013. At this rate, the FDA may come close to matching the 39 novel new medicines approved in 2012. Blogger Ed Silverman explains.