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  • But a rare FDA Public Board of Inquiry that reviewed Upjohn's appeal in 1983 criticized many of its studies and found insufficient data to determine Depo-Provera's long-term risks.

    A New Birth-Control Option?

  • "I don't think that we view the side-effect profile of this product as being any different from other benzodiazepines," says pharmacologist Robert Straw, Upjohn's director of product management.

    Sweet Dreams Or Nightmare?

  • Sold in more than 90 countries, Halcion is Upjohn's second biggest moneymaker (after the closely related tranquilizer Xanax).

    Sweet Dreams Or Nightmare?

  • Citing the Dutch experience and results from Upjohn's own trials, she concluded that Halcion had a narrower margin of safety than other benzodiazepines (healthy young men were unable to tolerate as little as two milligrams) and was "associated with a greater number of adverse effects."

    Sweet Dreams Or Nightmare?

  • Upjohn's critics have assumed wrongly that the only acceptable risk is no risk at all.

    Sweet Dreams Or Nightmare?

  • In fact, FDA staffers were still busy investigating Upjohn's handling of Protocol 321 when a committee of agency officials decided to cut the inquiry short-and the committee's decision was no endorsement of Upjohn.

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  • And in November, FDA officials Wrote Upjohn a three-sentence letter to say it bad concluded a separate fraud investigation and found that "no further action by this agency is warranted at this time." in a press statement, Upjohn's chairman boasted that after reviewing thousands of pages of documents, the FDA had exonerated the company and its employees.

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  • But Upjohn's internal correspondence contradicts that claim.

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  • When Oswald showed up on the front page of The New York Times on Jan. 20 describing the Halcion affair as "one long fraud" - Upjohn's lawyers were ready to pounce.

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  • Long before critics started questioning the integrity of Upjohn's Halcion studies, the FDA discovered problems with some of the private doctors who conducted them.

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