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Medicine: Diabetes and Avandia / Avorn Interview #870604

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 21, 2007
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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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