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When Henderson says "we" in reference to her research, she means the "royal we." As a senior associate dean in the medical school, her hours at the bench are expectedly limited. "However, our lab is still active. In fact the past couple years we've had probably our best and most high-profile publications," says Henderson. "Right now the lab has a senior postdoc, a graduate student, and my lab manager, and they are doing all the heavy lifting." Donna Porter is the laboratory manager working with Postdoctoral Associate Joseph Oberlander and graduate student Marie Onakomaiya.
this is definitely an area up for debate. currently, I think the FDA is too strict on a lot of procedural/non-science related aspects of clinical trials and drug development which causes drugs to take forever to hit market and costs so much extra money, time, and staffing.. if the drug even make it through the extremely strict clinical standards they have. I think acetaminophen is a useful and decent drug that is too liver toxic to be approved by modern standards, but I think it is good that it was grandfathered in (it is used in a lot of combination drugs). I think it is somewhat dangerous to have OTC because people are taking so much of it throughout their drug regimen and they don't even realize it (since it is in a ton of other meds) - its pretty common to see people overdosing on acetaminophen because of this. Its a problem, for sure but I can't say I would take it off the shelves either