Health: How Safe Are They?

In a rare move, an FDA official openly attacks five drugs. Should you worry?

Ii's not often the FDA airs its dirty laundry in public, but when it does, boy, watch out! Appearing before a Senate committee last week, Dr. David Graham, an FDA safety officer, testified that there are five drugs on the market that he had serious concerns about--and then, in a rare display of FDA indiscretion, he actually named them. Other agency officials quickly took issue with the assessment, and the next day the FDA released a statement declaring that all five drugs are quite "safe and effective." But anyone on one of the medications is bound to be confused. What are...

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