Nearly one-third of drugs cleared by the Food and Drug Administration are later flagged for serious safety issues, reports the Los Angeles Times. In a review of 222 drugs approved by the FDA from 2001 to 2010, scientists found that 71 were later flagged for safety issues that resulted in a recall, a health risk alert, or a new box label warning about life-threatening health risks. On average, the problems emerged about four years after the drugs were approved. Most drugs are tested on fewer than 1,000 patients, who are studied over six months or less; side effects or complications are more likely to be discovered when a drug has hit the market and been used by a more diverse group of people over a longer period. “No drug is completely safe, and during premarket evaluation, we are not going to pick up all the safety signals,” says lead author Joseph Ross, an associate professor of medicine and public health at Yale University. The findings, he says, illustrate the need for a “strong system to continually evaluate drugs and to communicate new safety concerns quickly.
Los Angeles College of Music/ Subversive Music Camp
Date: June 25-29, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
Location: 300 and 370 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena CA 91105
The Subversive program will run concurrently with the LACM Summer Xperience Songwriting and Advanced Production program(s). This will allow the songwriting and production instructors on campus during that week to work with the Subversive group simultaneously, with a specific focus on individualized songwriting and production coaching to produce music that can have a positive impact on the world.
Lyric writing, top line melodic construction, beat production, live and MIDI recording, vocal performance, collaboration, and more will all be focused on throughout the week.
In addition, the students will be joining with the larger group to learn about relevant areas of the music business as well (publishing, licensing, record labels, artist management, live performance, studio techniques, etc.).
Subversive students will be given the opportunity to perform at the end of the week in a final showcase alongside the other songwriting students.
For any students who would wish to present tracks instead of perform live, they will be given that opportunity as well. Studio sessions will be held throughout the week and final number of produced tracks will vary based on experience and ability.
The camp does not include accommodation but options are available on a first come paid basis and can be coordinated with LACM directly after acceptance. Students will be responsible for their own transportation.