Drug-coated stents ruled safe by FDA advisory panel

DrugWonks reports that an FDA advisory panel has ruled controversial drug-coated heart stents to be safe. The ruling comes despite research that shows blood clotting is four to five times more likely to occur in patients who have the stents.

We’re sure the decision is entirely unrelated to the fact that six of the panel members were found to have financial ties to companies that produce stents.

More info here and here.

Can anyone say Vioxx?

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