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Former FDA Drug Reviewer Speaks Out About Pressures to Approve Drugs

Jul 29th, 2012 | By
Former FDA Drug Reviewer Speaks Out About Pressures to Approve Drugs

Martha Rosenberg for Truthout (here) interviewed Ronald Kavanagh B.S. Pharm., Pharm. D. Ph.D who reviewed drugs for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. There he says reviewers such as himself encountered suppression of safety research and intimidation. Kavanagh tells Truthout:      “In the Center for Drugs [Center for Drug Evaluation and Research or CDER],
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