US doctor smeared for raising drug concerns

时间:2019-03-02 07:16:03166网络整理admin

When a well-respected doctor raises concerns about the side effects of an important medicine, you’d expect drug safety officials to investigate. Instead, a spokesman for the US Food and Drug Administration is alleged to have chosen a different strategy: smearing the doctor in question. Steve Nissen, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, investigated the safety of the diabetes drug Avandia, in a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine this March. Avandia is approved by the FDA,