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April 1999

The Report by the Institute of Medicine and Postmarketing Surveillance

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999;56(4):353-354. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.56.4.353

THE REPORT by the Institute of Medicine (IOM)1 was developed from an IOM study requested and funded by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was prompted by the controversy over the approval process for triazolam (Halcion; Upjohn Co, Kalamazoo, Mich). Although an FDA task force already considered the drug safe and effective when used according to the labeling, an independent panel was considered necessary.