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Time to sweat the small stuff

By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

TitleTime to sweat the small stuff
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsWeiss, Rick
Series TitleScience Progress Blog
Date PublishedJuly 25, 2008
Type of MediumBlog entry
Publication Languageeng

With the advances already happening in the use of nanotechnology in health care, and the promise of using this technology to find new ways of treating diseases like cancer, the author takes a look at the extremely slow progress being made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in examining if the current criteria for determining the safety and efficacy of new drugs can deal with the unique properties of nanomaterials. The author comments on the lack of progress being made, and calls for a more focused attention on this issue in the near future.