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Avandia and Heart Attacks: Big Pharma, FDA Cover-up, as usual

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CNN) — The diabetes drug Avandia is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report released Saturday.

The 334-page report by the Senate Finance Committee also criticized the Food and Drug Administration, saying that the federal agency that regulates food, tobacco and medications overlooked or overrode safety concerns found by its staff.

CNN, February 20, 2010

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Written by heartcurrents

February 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

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