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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Washington: Sharyl Attkisson) The Congressional hearing involving whether the FDA is protecting the public from dangerous prescription drugs featured; details given about Merck’s withdrawal of the arthritis drug Vioxx from the market and about safety questions involving 5 other drugs: Meridia, Crestor, Bextra, Accutane and SereVent. [FDA medical reviewer Dr. David GRAHAM- says Vioxx has been a disaster; notes the risk associated with SereVent for people with asthma.] [FDA spokeswoman Dr. Sandra KWEDER- states the 5 drugs are not more concerning than any other drugs.]
- Rather, Dan;
- Attkisson, Sharyl
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