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Drugs' Safety Questioned in Hearing on FDA

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Drugs' Safety Questioned in Hearing on FDA

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Drugs' Safety Questioned in Hearing on FDA

Drugs' Safety Questioned in Hearing on FDA

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A scientist singles out five drugs as unsafe while testifying before a Senate committee on the Food and Drug Administration's oversight of Vioxx. David Graham said Thursday that the agency suppressed his criticism of the pain medication, which has since been withdrawn from the market. NPR's Joanne Silberner reports.