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F.D.A. Review Disputes Finding That Avandia Is Safe
New York Times

The drug maker GlaxoSmithKline misinterpreted crucial details of a study finding that Avandia, its blockbuster diabetes drug, is safe, a medical reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Correctly interpreted, the study actually supports critics’ contentions that Avandia may cause heart attacks, said the reviewer, Dr. Thomas Marciniak, in a posting on the F.D.A.’s Web site.

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