Grassley's Ketek Attack: Is Truth the First Victim?

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  • 06/29/2006

Here’s a press release from the Office of Senator Chuck Grassley which, along with the Senator, a edging towards a complete disconnect with reality when it comes to Ketek….

Sen. Chuck Grassley issued the comment below in response to the
announcement today about Ketek and a new bold warning label. Sen.
Grassley has been investigating allegations about the FDAâs handling of
Ketek and failure to ensure the integrity of a pivotal study about the
benefits and risks of this drug. The FDA continued to cite the study in
safety information despite its own determination that the study was
riddled with fraudulent information.

Grassley comment —-

âThere are questions about whether this drug should stay on the market,
and thereâs great legitimacy to those questions
. Ketek is another
example where the FDA accommodated a drug maker and turned a blind eye
to serious safety concerns. …..â

Is there anyone who questions whether Ketek should stay on the market? Who are they and what are there reasons? Does Senator Grassley have sources? And if he does, will he provide them or will we at drugwonks have to send someone over to his over to demand them?

We hope to have answers soon.


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