September 01, 2007
Baucus and Grassley say the FDA suppresses scientific dissent
Sens. Max Baucus (D-MT) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) say the FDA continues to suppress scientific dissent and punish agency staff who raise safety issues. In a letter to the FDA commissioner, the senators say an unnamed senior FDA official has been sidelined after voicing concerns about the safety of GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia.