Curt Furberg

Curt D. Furberg, MD, an internationally recognized cardiovascular epidemiologist with expertise in clinical trials, drug safety and public health. Dr. Furberg is a Professor Emeritus of Public Health Sciences at Wake Forest University who has chaired NIH’s Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack (ALLHAT) Steering Committee and has been a vocal advocate for…

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“I’m an investor in Matrixx; I worry whether my stock price is going to go down,” he said. “You can have some psychic come out and say Zicam is going to cause a disease, with no support whatsoever, but if it causes the stock to go down 20 percent, it seems to me that’s material.”  Supreme Court Justice Roberts

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Former FDA Commissioner says FDA lost public trust Mon, 17 Oct 2005 The FDA’s failure to ensure drugs are properly tested in trials designed to detect serious adverse effects,  and the agency’s failure to require follow-up post-marketing studies to be reasonably secure in the knowledge that no lethal drugs are unleashed on the public has eroded public trust. Former FDA…

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20% Drop in Psych Drugs Prescribed for US Children – WashPost Sat, 8 Oct 2005 The Washington Post reports (below) that prescriptions for antidepressants for children have dropped an unprecedented 20% in the US. A continuing series of substantiated reports and Black Box warnings about an increased risk of suicide, have overturned public misperceptions about…

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Cong Greenwood’s version Wed, 21 Jul 2004 Congressman James Greenwood called at 4:05 to inform AHRP of the following: He has resigned from the chairmanship of the House subcommittee on oversight and investigations today. He was offered the job with Biotechnology Industry Organization on Friday. He objected to being accused of selling out to the…

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