Avandia one vote away from elimination

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Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, says that the FDA’s Drug Safety Oversight Board voted 8-7 on Oct. 2 to keep the scandal-plagued diabetes drug Avandia on the market. The result was kept from the public.

Wow, what a nailbiter. That’s enough to give Glaxo execs a heart attack (or at least increase the risk of one by, oh, 43 percent.)

(Via Reuters.)

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