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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(New York: Robert Bazell) A study linking the diabetes drug Avandia to heart disease and deaths reviewed; clinical trial results cited; statement from drug maker GlaxoSmithKline quoted. [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. David NATHAN- says the report has to be taken seriously.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN- comments on extra deaths from the medicine.] [Patient Robert GALLANT- reacts.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Jerry Avorn about the Avandia report. [From Boston, AVORN – advises patients to talk to their doctors; comments on the drug approval process; says it’s time to change procedures at the FDA.]
- Williams, Brian;
- Bazell, Robert
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