Friday, July 9, 2010

RECORD Trial scandal

Fascinating story about the RECORD clinical trial, involving statistics, conspiracy, secret tape recordings, and industry (GSK) intimidation.  Will there be a summer blockbuster based on this true story? 

NYTimes article about the FDA review of drug safety (Avandia, a diabetes drug)
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/10/health/10diabetes.html

Letter from Steven Nissen (Cleveland Clinic) in JAMA:
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/303/12/1194.pdf

And of course the trial publication itself (Stuart Pocock is the statistician):
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19501900

MK

1 comment:

  1. Now that this is all over the news, here is NY Times blog on the FDA hearings...

    http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/blogging-the-f-d-a-panel-on-avandia/?hp

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