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Healthy Living: Green Light For FDA Fast Track Drugs

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In 1997, the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act directed the FDA to create a mechanism where important new drugs could get to patients more quickly.

Under this act, drugs can be designated as "fast track" if they met two criteria: the drug must show promise in treating a life-threatening condition, and the drug must address an unmet medical need.  

See what's getting the green light from the FDA and what these breakthroughs can mean for patients in today's Healthy Living.