Reports of drug side effects increase fivefold in 12 years

Mar 26, 2017, 03:50 PM

More than 1 million reports of drug side effects were filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015, a fivefold increase since 2004, according to an analysis by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today.

Reporter John Fauber has been working on that story with MedPage Today. He joins Behind the Headlines to discuss the findings and what they mean for consumers.

Also in today’s show, opinion editor Dave Haynes addresses some of the changes to his section and why those changes were made.