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  Timeline: The story of Avandia

A Need to Know chronology highlighting the history of the controversial diabetes drug Avandia, leading up to a big decision by the FDA on whether to pull it from the shelves.


Money and medicine: The story of Avandia

Dr. Jerome Kassirer, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discusses the state of the FDA today, and the conditions that make it possible for drugs like Avandia, which may be pulled from the market, to reach consumers.


The little pink pill

After Viagra became a blockbuster drug, Big Pharma began searching for a version of the pill for women. Need to Know takes a look at the latest effort to create a “female Viagra.”

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