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Medicine: Diabetes Drug #976108

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) GlaxoSmithKline’s agreement to pay a settlement to cover lawsuits connected to its diabetes drug Avandia noted.

(Washington: Tom Costello) Questions about the safety of Avandia examined; scenes shown from the hearing; details given about evidence of heart attacks, strokes and death. [FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret HAMBURG†- addresses the advisory panel.] [GlaxoSmithKline’s Dr. Murray STEWART†- says it should remain a treatment option.] [FDA’s Dr. David GRAHAM†- states you can’t trust GlaxoSmithKline’s research.] [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN††- says many people have been harmed.] [Mount Sinai Medical Center Dr. Tracy BREEN†- says she probably won’t prescribe it any more.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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