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How the Failures of the Pharmaceutical Industry Put Patients at Risk

Dr. Thomas J. Moore is Senior Fellow at George Washington's Center for Health Policy Research and author of the new book, Deadly Medicine: Why Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients died in America's Worst Drug Disaster. He tells the story of a certain line of drugs that prevented irregular heartbeats but were consequently shown to be dangerous and even fatal. Yet the drug remained on the market due in large part to the giant pharmaceuticals power over the FDA.

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Other segments from the episode on March 30, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 30, 1995: Interview with Thomas Moore; Interview with Robert Temple.

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