May 24th, 2007
Years Ago, Agency Was Warned of a Drug’s Risks
By Stephanie Saul and Gardiner Harris
The New York Times
A leading diabetes doctor sent the Food and Drug Administration a letter seven years ago that warned of the heart risks of the drug Avandia. And in the next year, the F.D.A. reprimanded the drug’s maker for playing down safety concerns, according to documents from 2000 and 2001.