Wednesday, December 15, 2010

TIME Magazine Asks Is the FDA on Drugs?

Reflecting on the undue influence that drug giant GlaxoSmithKline appears to have exhibited over the FDA's decision-making process regarding the diabetes blockbuster Avandia, Time magazine author Massimo Calabresi asks, "Does the FDA have a drug problem?"

The saga over Avandia has embarrassed the FDA and further tarnished the reputation of the already embattled pharmaceutical industry. As early as the late '90s, researchers were already sounding alarms over the drug.'


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