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The article reads like an anti-generics opinion piece, and almost accuses the FDA of putting patients lives at risk. Some examples of suggestive language (emphasis added):
This numbers are strictly arbitrary numbers that were deemed to be sufficiently long to ...
However, the act makes many assumptions that since being proved invalid or inappropriate have caused the act to come under scrutiny.
A major assumption within ...
This could potentially lead to a forty percent differential that may not be safe or effective. It is interesting that FDA has not altered this particular aspect of the regulation given the advances in modern pharmaceutics, which would allow these standards to be tightened.
It may seem like a good assumption, but that there is more leniency in the approval process for generics that could be symbolic of some bias within the FDA.
Most of it is based on one source and the "potential revisions" section seems to contain only revisions that would benefit patent-holders. Nothing that addresses the dangers to patients mentioned before. DS Belgium (talk) 20:48, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
I'm not knowledgeable enough about the Act to make the change myself, but the bit about the paragraph I, II, III, and IV certifications is worded misleadingly. "It also sets out the condition [sic] that must be met when someone files an ANDA. The first is [...]. The second is [...]. The third is [...]. Lastly, it is required that [...]." This makes it sound like all four conditions must be satisfied, but this article indicates that only one—any one—of said conditions need be satisfied. Istaro (talk) 12:16, 2 August 2012 (UTC)