Thursday, September 30, 2010
Public Citizen criticizes FDA for not removing Avandia from the market
As reported five days ago, the FDA recently decided not to ban the diabetes drug Avandia. In response, Dr. Sidney Wolfe, Director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has issued a statement in which he argues that "[b]y failing to ban the dangerous diabetes drug, Avandia, . . . the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) again caved to industry pressure. Although the FDA has made progress highlighting the risks of using Avandia by severely restricting the drug, it did not go far enough. Too many people could still be exposed to this dangerous product. Rather, the FDA should have acted with its European counterpart and outright banned Avandia from the market." Read the full statement here. For more on the story go to AboutLawsuits here.