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2004-11-30 05:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Government questions about "basic data integrity" derailed publication of a report raising safety concerns about arthritis drug Vioxx on the eve of a contentious congressional hearing, according to an e-mail exchange. Without a clear agency go-ahead, Food and Drug Administration safety reviewer David Graham withdrew the paper from consideration for publication in The Lancet medical journal. The paper said high doses of Vioxx tripled the risk of heart problems compared with a...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.