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F.D.A. Officials, Hoping to Stave Off Critics, Point to Increased Drug Approvals
New York Times

Federal drug officials on Thursday claimed credit for an increase in the approval of new drugs and argued that the results demonstrated the need for legislation to continue financing the current drug approval system. The Food and Drug Administration approved 35 new drugs in the year that ended in September, a number that was surpassed only once in the past decade.

The agency approved 24 of the drugs before they were approved in any other country.

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