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The FDA’s Indispensible Role (a guest blog from Dr. Patricia Zilliox)

Pill bottle with pills spilling outTo get a sight-saving treatment or therapy to the commercial market in the United States, you need three basic things: 1) scientists to discover and develop it; 2) money to support the research; and 3) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) marketing approval. While it may not seem obvious, the FDA ultimately drives everything — the researchers and the money. That’s because without FDA approval, you have no treatment, even if you have great research and adequate funding.

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