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Shadow FDA? Researchers Are Taking Approval Matters into their Own Hands

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Drug and biotech companies will face an emerging trend of outside interference on pending drug reviews at FDA. The events surrounding the final outcome of FDA's review of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck's diabetes drug muraglitazar (Pargluva) signal that outside medical centers and prominent researchers will voluntarily play a larger role in drug safety oversight in the future.

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