We spend many billions of dollars each year on the discovery and development of new drugs, but almost none of it addresses two crucial questions: How do these new therapies compare with already known ones? What are the relative benefits and harms in a particular situation for a person like you?
"This Drug Is Safe and Effective. Wait. Compared With What?" is from the August 20, 2018 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Aaron E. Carroll and narrated by Kristi Burns.