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Do you trust them now? FDA Says Approved Drugs Are Safe:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that Senate testimony by a veteran FDA researcher regarding safety risks for five drugs does not reflect the views of the agency.

Dr. David Graham, speaking at a Senate hearing Thursday, singled out Abbott Laboratories Inc.’s weight-loss drug Meridia, AstraZeneca Plc’s cholesterol fighter Crestor, Pfizer Inc.’s arthritis treatment Bextra, Roche’s acne drug Accutane and GlaxoSmithKline’s asthma drug Serevent.

‘The five specific drugs that Dr. Graham identified in his oral testimony are currently approved as safe and effective for use in the United States,’ Dr. Steven Galson, acting director for the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a statement published on the FDA Web site.

If you’re taking these meds, what are you supposed to do now? Your doctor is probably equally concerned.

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