Cleveland Clinic Doctor takes Revenge on Nightline tonight

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Dr. Steven Nissen is pissed. And the Cleveland Clinic’s chairman of cardiovascular medicine is ready to vent on Nightline tonight. It all started when Nissen released details of a study he coauthored on the diabetes drug Avandia. The drug helps improve blood sugar flow. It also, according to Nissen’s research, might jack up your chances of getting a heart attack. That’s what we lay people call a Pyrrhic Victory. But it seems some were not too happy with Nissen’s research. That included a spokesman of the FDA, who emailed a story and blog critical of Nissen to some journalists. The FDA susquently released a statement saying the guy who sent the e-mail was acting on his own. Nissen’s still fuming, calling it an “outrage.” The show begins at 11:30 p.m. on ABC. – T.K. Kim

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