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Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in Germany on a Humboldt Fellowship on his post-doc. He's worked for several major pharmaceutical companies since 1989 on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis and other diseases. To contact Derek email him directly: derekb.lowe@gmail.com Twitter: Dereklowe

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June 6, 2013

Today's Avandia Hearing at the FDA

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If you want to follow the blow-by-blow of today's FDA hearing on the marketing restrictions on Avandia (rosiglitazone), I can send you to Matthew Herper's Twitter feed. He has the goods.

Comments (3) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: Diabetes and Obesity | Regulatory Affairs


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1. clifford rosen on June 6, 2013 9:54 AM writes...

Thanks

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2. watcher on June 6, 2013 4:50 PM writes...

GSK came out much better than when going in.

Nissen should apologize, but he will most likely continue to dig in the muck to try to show he was right.

Hopefully, FDA learned some things of how they should function in the future, including not to take what is published in the NY Times as real science, & that noise from Congress does not represent scientific excellence.

Does GSK get any of the fine returned?
Does GSK get renumeration for sales & profits lost?
Do all all the scientists who were fired by GSK because of the loss of Avandia and follow-on products get any renumeration from FDA or from Nissen?

Truly a tragedy for many, due to one persons very large ego and self-importance.

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3. emjeff on June 7, 2013 7:53 AM writes...

#2, could not have said it better. This was nothing short of slander against GSK, and if they had any sense at all, they'd sue him. They won't, of course, GSK usually just bends over and takes it...

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