Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine recently published a study that found nearly a third of drugs cleared by the Food and Drug Administration between 2001 and 2010 had safety problems after they became available to patients. It also found that it took a median of 4.2 years after approval for the safety issues to become apparent. In addition, the study showed that drugs cleared as part of the FDA's accelerated approval process were more likely to be flagged for safety concerns later on.
PariÂ Ibrahim was in Germany on Aug. 3, 2014, when she received a call from a family member in the middle of the night saying ISIS forces had invaded Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq. Ibrahim, a member of the Yazidi religious minority, was horrified by the way ISIS was targeting her people. Â She and her family quickly returned home to the Netherlands, where her family emigrated in the ’90s, and began searching for news on what was happening in Sinjar. There was nothing.