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Dr. Clifford J. Rosen says he wants to avoid a repeat of the crisis triggered by reports of heart risks with the drug Avandia.
Dr. Clifford J. Rosen says he wants to avoid a repeat of the crisis triggered by reports of heart risks with the drug Avandia. (Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News) Jay Mallin/Bloomberg News

Burden of proof

Pointing to risks linked to FDA-approved drugs, a researcher argues that the agency should require more testing, a route some say could keep life-saving medication off the market for years

By Diedtra Henderson
Globe Staff / September 10, 2007

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A prominent New England researcher has rekindled a debate about the standards the Food and Drug Administration uses to speed approval of life-saving drugs, arguing that federal officials should insist on more rigorous proof that the drugs save lives and improve patients' health. (Full article: 1117 words)

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