We know that many of you dislike taking medication for insomnia (you've told us). We recently read that an insomnia drug, approved by the FDA, barely got through the approval process and in one trial it failed to reduce the number of patients with insomnia.
The issue here is this: drugs either get approved or they don't. As consumers, we aren't given any additional information on how well drugs did in trials or how easily they won approval.
Is this right? Should we be seeing drugs receive scores, or should we simply accept that a drug is effective if it has been approved by the FDA? We'd like to know your thoughts.
Last updated: April 30, 2010