Guest Host: Steve Roberts

Vioxx, antidepressants, and a new FDA drug safety board are all on the agenda as Steve Roberts leads a discussion about the Food and Drug Administration and how well it is protecting consumers.


  • Dr. Jerry Avorn author of "Powerful Medicines," professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
  • Marc Kaufman reporter on the national desk of "The Washington Post"
  • Alan Goldhammer, PhD associate vice president for regulatory affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

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