Eight Ways the Government Shutdown Can Affect Your Health

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  • Your Prescriptions Could Be More Expensive
  • Families May Go Hungry
  • Our Food Isn’t as Safe
  • No New Drug Approvals
  • Environmental Protection Won’t Be as Strong
  • Political Infighting Impacts the Wellness of America
  • Obamacare Enrollment Could Be Affected
  • No New Patients Added to Clinical Trials
  • The CDC’s Work Is Very Limited

No New Drug Approvals

The FDA cannot review or approve any new drugs coming down the pipeline, including the five drugs they were supposed to review this month. Among those drugs were treatments for menopause, triglycerides, diabetes and kidney disease, writes 24/7 Wall Street.

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