Researcher says meds are bound to have problems; Daschle targeted over anthrax vaccines;

> Are drugs sold in the U.S. safe? Hardly, according to one sociologist, who contends that drug problems like black-box warnings "are literally built into the current system of drug testing and approvals." FiercePharma

> Federal officials believe that Senator Tom Daschle's objections to the anthrax vaccine being given to soldiers may have been a prime reason why he was targeted in the 2001 anthrax attacks. FierceVaccines

> Who needs steroids anyway? Maybe someday athletes will take one of these drugs, known as Aicar and GW1516, which have a dramatic ability to enhance the strength and fitness of animals, according to researchers at the Salk Institute in San Diego. FierceBioResearcher

> Some doctors are finding that when patients go through an interactive, automated informed consent process--rather than slapping a signature on a single piece of paper--they're getting more out of it. So increasingly, physicians are using automated consent tools. FierceHealthIT

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