The Rise and Fall of the Killer Drug Rezulin

Number 19984
Subject Medicine
Source Los Angeles Times
State California
Year 2000
Publication Date June 4
Summary The Los Angeles Times explains how "a disparate collection of physicians inside the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... combined research and bluntly worded e-mails" to convince their superiors to pull Rezulin, a pill fast-tracked by the FDA that was causing liver failure in patients. It took 90 deaths from the blood-sugar medication before the FDA and manufacturer Warner-Lambert Co. took action.
Category General
Pages 9
Keywords Rezulin;Food and Drug Administration;FDA;Warner-Lambert Co.;drugs;fast track
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