Dangerous Drugs

Number 17401
Subject Drugs
Source CBS News
State
Year 2000
Publication Date Feb. 21, 21; March 9, 14, 20, 22; April 7, 26; May 5, 19; Dec. 4
Summary A CBS News investigation into the FDA reveals that the organization has approved a number of drugs despite objections from its own scientists. Among the questionably approved drugs was Rezulin, a diabetes drug, and Relenza, a flu drug. "The series exposed a serious rift between FDA rank-and-file scientists who felt their concerns were being ignored, and FDA executives who repeatedly sided with pharmaceutical companies over issues of safety regarding controversial drugs."
Category
Pages 30
Keywords VIDEOCLIP;TAPE;TRANSCRIPT;FDA;Rezulin;Relenza;scientists;pharmaceutical companies;safety;drugs
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