Avandia Critic Claims FDA Smear Campaign

The prominent cardiologist sounding alarms about the diabetes drug Avandia claims he is the target of a smear campaign organized by a top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokesman. Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, showed ABC News an e-mail sent to several health reporters by Douglas Arbesfeld, a senior communications consultant to the FDA. In the e-mail, entitled "What are St. Steven's feet made of? Clay, perhaps?," Arbesfeld forwarded to...Full Story
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