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Monday, December 4, 2006

Bloomberg: Stent Experts Have Ties to Industry

The FDA is probing the safety of drug-coated stents after some data indicate an increased risk of blood clots among patients with the stents.  Bloomberg reports that six of the experts on the panel put together to consider the data have financial ties to J&J or Boston Scientific, two stent-makers.  The FDA has waived conflicts rules to permit them on the panel.

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This wouldn’t the first time the FDA has allowed financial ties to outside corporations to affect their decision. Anyone remember Vioxx?

Posted by: Cary | Dec 6, 2006 9:01:08 AM

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