Wednesday, July 25, 2007

FDA Yanked Avandia Scientist After Concerns Voiced

A scientist with the FDA has told congressional investigators that the FDA had the scientis removed from working on Avandia after voicing concerns about the diabetes pill's safety, so say two Senators.

The FDA medical officer was once the primary reviewer for Avandia, according to a letter sent to the FDA by Senator Max Baucus Charles Grassley.

The scientist has believed that as far back as 2005 that there was enough evidence for a strong "black box" warning on Avandia about a risk of congestive heart failure according to the senators.

For more go the source of this blog post, here.